Do not go see it here: The Blue Mosque
Had built by Sultan Ahmet I to the architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga between 1609 and 1616, Sultan Ahmet Mosque is especially famous for its blue and green colored tiles.
Approximately 22,000 Iznik tiles were used in the construction of the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, which was among the first places to visit in Sultanahmet. For this reason it is also known by the Europeans as the Blue Mosque.
For easy viewing of tiles designed as a tree and flower pattern, 260 windows are made. With the lights coming from these windows, the motifs on the tiles appear magnificent
The Blue Mosque and its social complex are one of the largest building complexes in Istanbul. In addition to the mosque; There are many other buildings such as madrasah, hünkar kasrı, almshouse, school, turkish bath, fountain and tomb. Some of them have not reached the present.
In the construction of the mosque that started in 1609, Sultan Ahmed I, Shaykh al-islam and viziers of the period also worked. It is said that the handle of the axe that Ahmet I used is from velvety.
The Blue Mosque is the first and single mosque with 6 minarets of the Ottoman Empire.
Be sure to visit the mosque in this magnificent beauty where especially tourists have a great interest. You will like beauties here. Visit absolutely.
How to Get to Blue Mosque?
How to go to the Blue Mosque It is very easy to reach the Sultanahmet mosque from most parts of Istanbul. The buses and metrobuses of Istanbul’s districts provide convenient access to the Sultanahmet mosque.
As long as the traffic is not too busy, you can easily and quickly get to the boulevard, and important places like Haghia Sophia, Sultanahmet mosque can be seen and visited.
If you want to get information about the mosque in Sultanahmet Square, you can talk to the free guides in the square.