The Dolmabah�e Mosque is located on the Bosphorus in the southern part of Dolmabahce Palace. Construction of the mosque began at the behest of Sultan Abd�lmecid's mother, Bezmialem Valide Sultan, but when she died, Sultan Abd�lmecid took over. It was completed in 1855, and the architect was Karabet Balyan. It is one of the highly decorated Baroque-style mosques.