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Cantemir Palace in Istanbul

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Country  Turkey
Town or city  Istanbul
Client  Dimitrie Cantemir
Cantemir Palace in Istanbul
Structural system  main palace, pavilions and gardens
Architectural styles  Ottoman architecture, Venetian Gothic architecture
Similar  Golden Horn Metro Bridge, Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Valens Aqueduct, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bri, Bosphorus Bridge

The Palace of Dimitrie Cantemir (Romanian: Palatul lui Dimitrie Cantemir; Turkish: Dimitri Kantemir Saray) was a palace owned the Prince of Moldavia Dimitrie Cantemir in Istanbul, located on the grounds of the present-day Ortaköy Mosque.



The structure, located along the pier that nowadays hosts the Ortaköy Mosque, was bought by Cantemir sometimes immediately after 1683 (the Battle of Vienna) from a brother of the Grand Vizier, and expanded in 1690-1691 and 1693-1694. A depiction of the palace made by Cantemir himself is found in Nicolas Tindal's translation of his work History of the Growth and Decay of the Ottoman Empire.


  • Liviu Brătuleani. Monumente uitate. Reşedinţa lui Dimitrie Cantemir din Istanbul .
  • References

    Cantemir Palace in Istanbul Wikipedia

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