Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

Opened: 1616
Address: Sultan Ahmet Mh., Torun Sk No:19, 34400 Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 458 4983
Architectural styles: Islamic architecture, Ottoman architecture
Function: Monument, Mosque

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