Bebek Mosque

The Bosphorus Suburbs

This small mosque in the park to the east of the ferry dock was designed by noted architect Kemaleddin Bey in 1912.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Bosphorus Suburbs attractions

1. Egyptian Consulate Building

0.16 MILES

Thought by some critics to be the work of Italian architect Raimondo D’Aronco, this gorgeous art nouveau mini-palace was built for Emine Hanım, mother of…

2. Aşiyan Museum

0.65 MILES

It’s quite a hike up to this small house-museum, named after the Turkish word for ‘bird’s nest’, but the stunning Bosphorus views may well inspire you to…

3. Robert College

0.73 MILES

On the hill behind Arnavutköy, the former American College for Girls (established 1871) is now part of the prestigious Robert College. Famous alumni…

4. Rumeli Hisarı

0.85 MILES

Prior to construction of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in the 1980s, this massive fortress was the major landmark on this part of the Bosphorus. Built by…

5. Kont Ostrorog Yalı

0.93 MILES

Built in the 19th century by Count Leon Ostrorog, a Polish advisor to the Ottoman court, this huge red yalı was visited by French novelist Pierre Loti in…

6. Kıbrıslı (Cypriot) Yalı


Dating from 1760, this long white yalı on the shore between Kandilli and Kuçüksu was built for Grand Vizier Mehmed İzzet Paşa, who served in this position…

7. Küçüksu Kasrı

1.09 MILES

This ornate hunting lodge was built in 1856–57 by order of Sultan Abdül Mecit. Earlier sultans had built wooden kiosks in this idyllic spot where the…

8. Borusan Contemporary


Housed in an eccentric-looking turreted building known locally as the Perili Köşk (Haunted Mansion), this cultural centre tucked under the western…