Nicknamed for the blue tiles that adorn its interior, Sultan Ahmed Mosque represents an imposing figure in the city's history and skyline. Located in the historic Sultanahmet district and built in the early 17th century, this impressive religious structure has a total of six minarets, one main dome, and eight secondary domes. Originally commissioned to reassert Ottoman power in Istanbul and across the region, this mosque still functions as a site of worship today. However, the site welcomes visitors of all faiths to view its spectacular design, which mixes traditional Islamic architecture with Byzantine elements. Keep in mind you'll need to remove your shoes and women should cover their head and shoulders. Put Sultan Ahmed Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Istanbul trip app .
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque Reviews
Siamo stati finalmente in questo sito meraviglioso purtroppo non è abbiamo potuto apprezzare in pieno la bellezza a causa dei troppi lavori di restauro che nascondevano la bellezza in ogni caso va vis... more »We were finally at this wonderful site unfortunately we could not fully appreciate the beauty because of the too many restoration works that hid the beauty in any case it should be visited because it is really worth it
En travaux en octobre 2019 donc aucun intérêt Il y mieux à faire à Istanbul surtout pour les mosquée Souleymane est plus intéressante. more »Under construction in October 2019 so no interest There is better to do in Istanbul especially for Souleymane mosques is more interesting.
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