Istanbul the city of Turkey is one of the most visited cities in the world. One of the reasons is the historicity of the city. The city has many traces of the earliest kingdoms of Byzantine and Constantinople. Thousands of tourists visit the city of Istanbul every month to visit historic buildings. A magnificent and beautiful building blue mosque that is considered one of the world’s beautiful buildings.
This mosque is also known as “Sultan Ahmet cami”. “Cami” is a Turkish word which means mosque. The reason for this name is to be located in the Sultan Ahmad district.
Blue Mosque is open every day of the year but closed only for 90 minutes during prayer and no tourist is allowed to take pictures during prayer.
This mosque was completed by the architect Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa in 1619. It was the favorite architect of the Ottoman Empire.
It has 260 stained glass windows.
20,000 blue tiles have installed in the interior of this mosque and it’s called blue tiles. Interestingly, these tiles are named after the mosque.
The architecture of this mosque is a mixture of the Ottoman Empire and the Byzantine Empire.
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One of the major reasons for the popularity of this mosque is its six minarets, while the mosque is also known for its 1 large and 8 small domes.
In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI visited the mosque, and again in 2014, Pope Francis visited.
In 2009, US President Barack Obama visited the mosque with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.