Ortaköy

 
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Dates
16th century ca. 19th century
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman

Description

Evliya Çelebi describes Ortaköy as follows: Non-Muslims used to live at Ortaköy. In the time of Süleyman, Defterdar Paşa built a mosque by the sea and other members of the elite built waterfront mansions, and the place became prosperous. Along the river by the sea, there are 2,300 waterfront mansions, palaces with gardens, orchards, and vineyards, along with other houses.

 

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Dates
16th century ca. 19th century
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman