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The Blue Mosque

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About this place
1609-1616 yılları arasında sultan I. Ahmet tarafından İstanbul'daki tarihî yarımadada, Mimar Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa'ya yaptırılmıştır.
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Emrah
Emrah
November 25, 2019
Best historical place in old city of Istanbul
Kamuran
Kamuran
November 25, 2019
Ten minutes walk from us, the Blue Mosque is one of Istanbul's most famous attractions. As it is a working Mosque entrance is free, but may be restricted at prayer times.
Baris
Baris
November 13, 2019
The blue Mosque was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga between 1609 – 1616 years. It is called by Europeans as Blue Mosque because of its interior blue tiles which was used more than 20.000 pieces. It is a popular tourist site. The building is not just mosque, it is also a social life complex.
Ali
Ali
November 12, 2019
he Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it…
Metin
Metin
November 11, 2019
The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it…

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Location
7 Atmeydanı Cd.
İstanbul, 34122
Sultan Ahmet
Phone+90 212 458 44 68