Grand Mecidiye Mosque in Ortakoy with ornate architecture and Bosphorus view.

Ortakoy

  • 34347 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

Istanbul’s bustling waterside neighborhood of Ortakoy buzzes with the energy of bars, restaurants, cafés, and nightclubs. The main sight here is the Ortakoy Mosque (Ortakoy Cami), a 19th-century structure featuring a blend of baroque and neoclassical influences. Behind it, the Bosphorus Bridge looms, connecting the old Istanbul with the new.