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Eski Büyükdere İskelesi weddingBüyükdere is a quarter of Sarıyer district in Istanbul Province, Turkey. It is situated on the European shoreline of the Bosphorus about 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest of Sarıyer. A 14-kilometre-long (8.7 mi) major road, Büyükdere Avenue starts south of the quarter, and runs up to Şişli Mosque, becoming a main financial and business street in Şişli district.
The Sadberk Hanım Museum, a private archaeology and ethnography museum housed in a typical wooden Ottoman-style mansion, is found in the quarter.
In the settlement, there are historic religious buildings, such as a mosque (Kara Kethüda Mosque, 18th century), a Greek Orthodox church (Ayias Paraskevi Church, 1831), a Latin Catholic church (Italian Santa Maria Church, 1866), an Armenian Catholic church (Surp Boğos Church, 1885), and an Armenian Apostolic church (Surp Hıripsimyants Church, 1886). Educational institutions within the quarter are a primary school (Mehmet İpkin İlköğretim Okulu), and a vocational high school for girls (Sarıyer Kız Teknik ve Meslek Lisesi). Sarıyer district municipality's income tax department and the fire department are based in Büyükdere.
Coast Guard vessels docking before Büyükdere
The Regional Command of the Turkish Coast Guard for the Marmara Sea and the Turkish Straits is based at Büyükdere on a 2.1-hectare (5.2-acre) property. Its headquarters is housed in a 1902-built hunting lodge of Mehmed VI, the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Some vessels of the Coast Guard are docked at Büyükdere Pier of the Command.