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
Her türlü kötü kokunun karışımı daha girişte ayakkabımı çıkarmadan burnumun dibine geldi ve haliyle içeride 3 dakikadan fazla duramadım... İşin daha kötüsü, sanırım içeride bu kokudan şikayetçi sadece... more »The mixture of all kinds of bad smells came to the bottom of my nose before I even took my shoe off at the entrance and as it was, I could not stay inside for more than 3 minutes... What's worse, I think I was the only one in there complaining about the smell.
Anche questa in ristrutturazione...purtroppo non si vede quasi nulla.... ☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️ Lascia l'amaro in bocca anche se resta uno incanto....! more »Also this one under renovation... Unfortunately you see almost nothing.... ☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️ It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth even if it remains an enchantment....!
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