Blue Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historical mosque that is also known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has become one of the greatest tourist attractions of Istanbul.

  • Constructed in the early 17th century
  • Known for the blue tiles on its interior walls
  • One of Istanbul’s greatest tourist attractions

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Blue Mosque