Tophane (Nusretiye) Clock Tower

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

It was designed by the Garabet Amira Balyan and ordered by the Ottoman 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 survived the urban renewal and motorway construction programme in the mid 1950s. However, it remained in the bonded warehouse of Istanbul harbour, which is now cut off from access.

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Meclis-i Mebusan Cd., 34425 Beyoğlu
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