Büyükdere, Sarıyer


A view of Büyükdere.
Location of Büyükdere
Büyükdere (Europe)
Coordinates: 41°09′49″N 29°02′32″E / 41.16361°N 29.04222°E / 41.16361; 29.04222Coordinates: 41°09′49″N 29°02′32″E / 41.16361°N 29.04222°E / 41.16361; 29.04222
Country  Turkey
Region Marmara
Province Istanbul
District Sarıyer
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 34453[1]
Area code 0-212

Büyükdere is a quarter of Sarıyer district in Istanbul Province, Turkey. It is situated on the European shoreline of Bosphorus about 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest of Sarıyer. In the past, the settlement was also home to Greek and Armenian minorities.

A 14 km (8.7 mi)-long major road, the Büyükdere Avenue starts south of the quarter, and runs up to Şişli Mosque becoming a main financial and business street in Şişli district.

Places of interest

The Sadberk Hanım Museum, a private archaeology and ethnography museum housed in a typical wooden Ottoman-style mansion, is found in the quarter.[2]

In the settlement, there are historic religious buildings, such as a mosque (Kara Kethüda Mosque, 18th century),[3] a Greek Orthodox church (Ayias Paraskevi Church, 1831),[4] a Latin Catholic church (Italian Santa Maria Church, 1866),[5] an Armenian Catholic church (Surp Boğos Church, 1885),[6] and an Armenian Apostolic church (Surp Hıripsimyants Church, 1886).[7] Educational institutions within the quarter are a primary school (Mehmet İpkin İlköğretim Okulu),[8] and a vocational high school for girls (Sarıyer Kız Teknik ve Meslek Lisesi).[9] Sarıyer district municipality's income tax department and the fire department are based in Büyükdere.

The Regional Command of the Turkish Coast Guard for Marmara Sea and the Turkish Straits is based at Büyükdere on a 2.1 ha (5.2 acres) land. Its headquarters is housed in a 1902-built hunting lodge of Mehmed VI, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.[10] Some vessels of the Coast Guard are docked at Büyükdere Pier of the Command.


  1. "Posta Kodları" (in Turkish). Sarıyer Belediyesi. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  2. "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). Sadberk Hanım Müzesi. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  3. "İstanbul - Büyükdere (Kara Kethüda) Camii" (in Turkish). Places in Istanbul. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  4. "Büyükdere Ayias Paraskevi Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi" (in Turkish). TAS. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  5. "İtalyan Santa Maria Katolik Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Envanter. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  6. "Büyükdere Surp Boğos Ermeni Katolik Kilisesi Vakfı" (in Turkish). İstanbul Ermeni Vakıfları. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  7. "Büyükdere Surp Hıripsimyants Ermeniİ Kilisesi Vakfı" (in Turkish). İstanbul Ermeni Vakıfları. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  8. "Resmi İlköğretim Okulları" (in Turkish). Sarıyer Belediyesi. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  9. "Anasayfa" (in Turkish). Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı - İstanbul Sarıyer Kız Teknik ve Meslek Lisesi. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  10. "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). Sahil Güvenlik Marmara ve Boğazlar Bölge Komutanlığı. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
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