ORTAKOY MOSQUE RESTORATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED
Great Mecidiye Mosque, located by the sea at Ortakoy district of Istanbul, has just opened for service after the restoration works started in 2011 and sponsored by Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank were completed in cooperation with the General Directorate of Foundations.
WHY AND HOW ORTAKOY CAMII IS IMPORTANT?
Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Camii has a great importance considering cultural and historical vestige of Istanbul. The mosque, as an architectural production of Ottoman Empire middle era and a witness of Bosphorus civilizations with their rituals, is quite significant. The effects on “being from Istanbul” identity becomes from this special composition. However, Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Camii was located in a pleasant area, near Bosphorus, under the bridge. In addition to its spiritual aura, other historical places of worship makes it valuable. Shortly, it’s a transition from classical to modern times.