Yildiz Hamidiye Camii, 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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  • Besiktas, one of the most beautiful districts of istanbul, is a magnificent work located next to the star technical university and star palace.2.abdülhamit inn built to perform Friday prayers...
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  • Sultan II. Abdulhamid Khan is a relic from our ancestors, especially the interior of this place is a unique monumental work. the workmanship, the materials, the harmony and beauty of the colors are magnificent. Peace and spirituality is a different world...
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  • Beşiktaş is on the right side of the square when you go up Barbaros Street. A very nice mosque to visit when you arrive in Istanbul
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  • Siltan Abdulhamid has his own carpentry work installed in his mosque which is named Hamidiye after him. The craftsmanship of Sultan Abdulhamid is unique and a true masterpiece. I have not heard or seen another monarch who has a monument built for him and has his own hand work in it.
  • Very nice 19th mosque for the imperial Palace. At this stage one of the only parts of Yildiz Palace that you will be able to get into -the palace is either being restored or, according to some, now being used for state functions.
  • What a wonderful art piece love it must see
  • The architect of this mosque is so amazing
  • So beautiful, peaceful and friendly people.
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