The Blue Mosque
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1609-1616 yılları arasında sultan I. Ahmet tarafından İstanbul'daki tarihî yarımadada, Mimar Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa'ya yaptırılmıştır.
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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.
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.
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…
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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