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Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)

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Located in the historical Old City, Blue Mosque is popular with the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

Built in 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

Turned into a mosque in 1934, Blue Mosque became the main mosque of Istanbul. The most important artificial and architectural feature of the mosque is, it is decorated with over 20.000 İznik tiles. And the other important feature of the mosque is, it has one main dome, six minarets, and other eight secondary domes.

The design of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman and Byzantine. It has some Byzantine elements with traditional Islamic architecture. 

If you want to discover the Old City area and feel the fascinating atmosphere you can book your room from one of the Old City hotels

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