Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque


Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque

The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque ( _tr. "Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Cami"), also known as the Aksaray Valide Mosque, is an Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located at the intersection of Ordu Caddesi and Atatürk Bulvarı in the Aksaray neighbourhood.

History

One of the last mosques built in Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire, the Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque was designed by the Italian architect Montani, and was completed in 1871 for the Valide Sultan Pertevniyel, wife of Sultan Mahmud II and mother of Sultan Abdülaziz. The construction work began in November 1869 and the mosque was finished in 1871. [cite web|url=http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=monument;ISL;tr;Mon01;30;en|title=Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque Complex|publisher=Discover Islamic Art|accessdate=2008-01-26]

Architecture

The building is a mixture of Moorish, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance and Empire styles combined into what one author has described as a tasteless garish rococo hodgepodge. [Freely, Blue Guide to Istanbul]

ee also

* Ottoman architecture
* List of mosques

References

*cite book
last = Faroqhi
first = Suraiyah
year = 2005
title = Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire
publisher = I B Tauris
location =
id = ISBN 1850437602

*cite book
last = Freely
first = John
year = 2000
title = Blue Guide Istanbul
publisher = W. W. Norton & Company
location =
id = ISBN 0393320146

References


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