Nishantashi is the most beautiful neighborhood of Istanbul
The Obelisk, located at the monastery of Teşvikiye and Osmanbey, Valikonağı and Harbiye, became the symbol of Nişantaşı and gave its name to Nişantaşı.
The following is written: "The work of Sultan Mecid revealed without waiting for any response".
As with almost every historical monument, there are also a number of narratives about obelisks:
The famous Janissary archers were called Kemankeş in the Ottomans. In the famous arrow-throwing races held in front of the Kemankes, columns called Menziltaş were erected in the most distant place where the arrows fell. Nişantaşı name may be coming from here.
According to another rumor, the Sultans would eventually throw up monumental stones to mark where they shot well. This is the second narration.
In the 1780s, the neighborhood, which has a view of an empty terrain with a large garden, strawberries and wild coffees, is located on the axis of Dolmabahçe Palace and upstream from Maçka, on the axis of Teşvikiye, Rumeli Caddesi and Governor's Mansion.
When the first Nizam-ı Cedit was established in the Ottoman Empire, this area was the area where the army performed firing exercises. The wooden mosque, which was built for the sultan's prayer and rest during the firing exercises, is the first building of the Teşvikiye Mosque in our day and the first building in Nişantaşı. In addition, the sultan, and the current Sait Ciftci Primary School Sübyan School (primary school) has been built.
After the transfer of the palace to Dolmabahçe, the region became more important as the dynasty members and the prominent state officials began to settle in the region. Abdülmecid has inscribed two inscriptions in the region to indicate the desire to establish a settlement in the region. One of them is at the intersection point of Valikonağı and Teşvikiye Mosque and the other is located in the garden of Teşvikiye Police Station. Pera is also close to Pera's trade center and has been affected by the rapid development.
The development of Saray Erkanı from the Topkapı Palace to the Dolmabahçe Palace has accelerated its development and became one of the most prestigious districts of the city during the Republican years.