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Hamidiye Cami, Istanbul

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The Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, also called the Yıldız Mosque, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in Yıldız neighbourhood of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey, on the way to Yıldız Palace. The mosque was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II, and constructed between 1884 and 1886. The mosque was built on a rectangular plan and has one minaret. The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Neo-Gothic style and classical Ottoman motifs. A bronze colonnade erected by Abdul Hamid II in Marjeh Square of Damascus, Syria bears a replica statue of the Yıldız Mosque on top.
On 4 August 2017, the mosque was reopened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 4 years of restoration work that cost 27 million Turkish liras .
On 21 July 1905, members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation attempted to assassinate Abdul Hamid II by placing a horse carriage bomb in front of the mosque, an event known as the Yıldız assassination attempt. Although the bomb failed to kill the sultan due to an unforeseen delay, it killed 26 others and wounded 58 more. The attempt was in response to the pogroms and massacres against Armenians and other minorities of the Ottoman Empire carried out by Abdul Hamid II's government, the Hamidian massacres.
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  • Loved the architecture and the carvings done outside and inside the mosque. Very nice for day time to come and spend some time.  more »
  • This very local,small and old Mosque without dome is located at Osmaniye area of Bakırköy in İstanbul.İt is constructed in about 1900 by Sultan 11.Abdulhamid Han.Due to its location,it is easy to...  more »
  • A small but beautiful mosque, a nice mosque with additions to the historical main body, left in the alley, where the people of the neighborhood comfortably make their worship needs except for the eid prayers.
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  • the cami street is certified
  • good mosque but bad area behind bad school
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