Nakş-ı İstanbul Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Camii
He was only 17 when he ascended the throne. However, Sultan Abdülmecid I, who is recalled as the pioneer of modernization trends, father of education reforms, as a matter of fact one of the architects of the Imperial Edict of Reorganization, by his education and rearing, has gone down in history as the individual who has taken the first step to abolish slavery.
İstanbul had acquired its most beautiful silhouette by the palaces, manors and mosques that were built during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid. And among these building, there is one mosque that is the pearl of the Bosphorus, which is ascribed as Nakş-ı İstanbul (Imprint of İstanbul). The Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Mosque, built on an embankment towards the sea, is a waterfront mosque that is as beautiful as a princess, and poses as the most favorite Ottoman heritage of the past and the present.
The “Nakş-ı İstanbul Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Camii”, where the comprehensive repair and restoration works conducted by Gürsoy Restoration during 2011-2014 are told, has been published by Gürsoy Group Publications under the editorship of Dr. Ahmet Uçar. This work, where the detailed information is provided also on the life, personality and reign of Sultan Abdülmecid I by names who are specialized in their fields, has assumed a very important place in literature.