Tophane (Nusretiye) Clock Tower

The , also known as , is located in , a district in the district Beyoğlu next to the Mosque and the Tophane 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 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 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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