The tomb of Sultan Mahmud II (reg. 1808-1839) was built in 1840 by the sultan's son Abdulmecid. The mausoleum was constructed in the then-popular Ottoman Empire style, one influenced by the neoclassical, Napoleonic French Empire style.
The tombs of Sultans Abdulhamid II and Abdulaziz are also contained within the same compound.
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Essay in Environmental Design, a journal dedicated to promoting and coordinating higher studies and research in the field of architecture, and urban and rural planning pertaining to the Islamic world.