Tophane (Nusretiye) Clock Tower

The Clock , also known as Clock , is located in , a district in the district Beyoğlu next to the Mosque and the Kiosk on the European waterfront of the Bosphorus.

It was designed by the architect Garabet Amira and ordered by the Sultan Abdulmecid I (1823-1861) and completed in 1848. The four-sided three-storey bell tower is designed in the neoclassical style and is 15 metres high. Above the entrance is a tughra of Sultan Abdulmecid I. The original clock and dial are in poor condition. The bell tower as well as the Nusretiye Mosque and the Tophane Kiosk survived the urban renewal and motorway construction programme in the mid 1950s. However, it remained in the bonded warehouse of harbour, which is now cut off from public access.

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Meclis-i Mebusan Cd., 34425 Beyoğlu
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