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The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

  • Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No: 7, İstanbul 34122, Türkiye

| Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

| Ticket : Not required

Because of the color of the eye-catching patterns that adorn the interior walls, Sultan Ahmet Camii called the Blue Mosque is considered to be one of the most successful examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture.
The building, which brings a whole new perspective to the Ottoman mosque culture with its preferred architectural approach, is one of the stops to be seen within the scope of the historical peninsula tour.

The religious structure, located in the list of places to visit the historical peninsula in splendor, was built between 1609-1616 in line with the order of Sultan Ahmet I, who is known for the importance he attached to spirituality.
The building which is the most important name of the Ottoman architecture after Sinan the mosque that was built by Sedefkar Mehmed Agha.

Sultanahmet was built in the place of Ayşe Sultan Palace, which covers a large area facing the sea. The palace, located in the direction of Qibla, was purchased for 30.000 gold. In the construction of mosques, many statesmen, including the sultan,. In fact, the foundation was laid by Ahmet I.

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