Çamlıca Hill

Çamlıca Hill
Çamlıca Tepesi
Bosphorus Bridge, Istanboul.jpg
A view of Çamlıca Hill behind the Bosphorus Bridge.
Highest point
Elevation268 m (879 ft)
Coordinates41°1′39″N 29°4′6″E / 41.02750°N 29.06833°E / 41.02750; 29.06833Coordinates: 41°1′39″N 29°4′6″E / 41.02750°N 29.06833°E / 41.02750; 29.06833
Çamlıca Hill is located in Istanbul
Çamlıca Hill
Çamlıca Hill
Location of Çamlıca Hill in Istanbul, Turkey.
LocationÜsküdar, Istanbul

Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Çamlıca Tepesi), aka Big Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Büyük Çamlıca Tepesi) to differentiate from the nearby Little Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Küçük Çamlıca Tepesi), is a hill in Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Situated on the Asian part of the city at 268 m (879 ft) above sea level, Çamlıca Hill has a panoramic view of the southern part of Bosphorus and the mouth of Golden Horn.[1][2]

Public park on Çamlıca Hill

The hill is a popular visitor attraction. There is historical-designed teahouses, cafes and a restaurant inside a public park with monumental trees, flower gardens and fountains, run by the Metropolitan Municipality.[2]

A television and several radio masts and towers stand atop the hill.[1] To remove the visual pollution caused by the masts, the construction of a 365.5 m (1,199 ft)-high television tower with a revolving restaurant at 202.5 m (664 ft) and two observation decks has been projected by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication in October 2014.[3][4]

New Mosque

Çamlıca Mosque was completed as the largest mosque in Asia Minor by the end of 2016, able to accommodate 37,500 people, and includes a museum, art gallery, library, conference hall, and underground parking lot.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Büyük Çamlıca" (in Turkish). Istanbul Valiliği. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  2. ^ a b "Çamlıca Sosyal Tesisleri" (in Turkish). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi-Tesislerimiz. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  3. ^ "Çamlıca Tepesi görüntü kirliliğinden kurtarılıyor". Haber 7 (in Turkish). 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  4. ^ "Çamlıca Tepesi'ndeki antenler kaldırılacak!". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  5. ^ https://www.buzzfeed.com/borzoudaragahi/the-real-reason-turkey-is-building-so-many-mosques#.bimMzyYeA4
  6. ^ https://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21689871-under-recep-tayip-erdogan-and-his-ak-party-turkey-has-become-richer-and-more-confident

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