Ortakoy Mosque and District Audio Guide Tour

Normal ticket value: €6

Audio Guide
Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes Audio Guide tour of Ortakoy Mosque and Distirict in English

Ortakoy District

Ortakoy is the astonishing place to see beauty of Bophorus, breathtaking scenery, cultural persity and to touch history. From point of Ortakoy you can view Ortakoy Mosque, Esma Sultan Mansion and Beylerbeyi Palace. Also, it is possible to taste Turkish Cuisine, drink brewed tea or turkish coffee accompanied by beauty of Bophorus.

History of Ortakoy Mosque

Construction of the mosque began in 1854 and was completed in 1856. The mosque was designed by the renowned Ottoman architect Balyan, a member of the prominent Balyan family of architects who contributed to numerous imperial projects during the Ottoman era. Ortakoy mosque also known as the Büyük Mecidiye Mosque, dates back to the 19th century during the reign of Sultan Abdulmecid I of the Ottoman Empire.

Great Architecture of Esma Sultan Mansion

Esma Sultan Mansion one of the charming building at Ortakoy. The building was built in 19th century and featuring a harmonious blend of Ottoman and European influences.  Designed by the renowned architect Serasker Mehmet Bey, construction of the Esma Sultan Mansion began in 1871 and was completed in 1875. The mansion was named after its original owner, Esma Sultan, the daughter of Sultan Abdulaziz and sister of Sultan Murad V. Esma Sultan was known for her refined taste and love for the arts, and the mansion was built to reflect her lavish lifestyle.

Bophorus and Bosphorus Bridge

The Bosphorus and the Bosphorus bridge are indispensable in Istanbul. Ortakoy is one the best place to accompany to beauty of Bophorus and Bophorus Bridge. From Ortaköy, one can enjoy breathtaking views of both the Bosphorus and the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, officially known as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. These two landmarks combine to create a picturesque and mesmerizing scene that captivates locals and visitors alike.

Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi palace is one of the favorite palaces of Asian Side. Beylerbeyi Palace was constructed in the mid-19th century during the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz. Its purpose was to serve as a lavish summer residence and guesthouse for visiting foreign dignitaries. The Beylerbeyi Palace, known as Beylerbeyi Sarayı in Turkish, is an exquisite palace located on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey. It holds a rich history and represents the grandeur and sophistication of the Ottoman Empire.

Ortakoy Disctrict Visit Times:

Ortakoy District is open to visitors 24 hours.

Ortakoy Location:

Ortakoy is a district of Beşiktas. From Old City you can take T1 tram from Sultanahmet station to Kabatas station and walk by around 30 minutes to reach Ortakoy or you can take bus from Kabatas to Ortakoy.

Important Notes

  • This attraction is not live guided tour. You can download audiu guide from E-pass customer panel
  • Audio guide is only in English
  • There is no dress code
  • Ortakoy is open to public, not required ticket

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there shopping opportunities in Ortakoy?

    Yes, Ortakoy is known for its vibrant market area where you can find an array of shops selling traditional crafts, jewelry, textiles, souvenirs, and antiques. The Sunday market is particularly popular.

  • What kind of cuisine can I find in Ortakoy?

    Ortakoy offers a wide range of culinary delights. You can find traditional Turkish street food, seafood, international cuisine, and popular local delicacies like "kumpir" (loaded baked potatoes) and "waffle kunefe" (a dessert made with waffles and cheese).

  • What is Ortakoy known for?

    Ortakoy is known for its vibrant atmosphere, stunning waterfront views, historical landmarks, lively nightlife. Also it is famous place to take picture backround view of Bophorus and Bophorus bridge.

  • Where is Ortakoy located?

    Ortakoy is located on the European side of Istanbu, along the shores of the Bosphorus Strait. Ortakoy is a district of Besiktas.

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