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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul

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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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  • Frankly speaking, I was little disappointed the way blue mosque condition was kept. The construction was going on and the terrace of the mosque was all broken..people were more interested in just...  more »
  • this was one of the highlights of my time in Istanbul, well worth a visit whatever the time of year and in any weather, with all that the city has to offer this is one place no one should leave from.....  more »
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