Sultan Ahmed Mosque at Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque located at Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque in Turkey and one of the symbols of Istanbul. The building was build during the year 1609 – 1616 inspired by the desire to conquer. This is larger than St. Sophia’s Cathedral because originally St. Sophia Cathedral is regarded as one of the seven wonders of the medieval world and causing many Ottoman sultans to build on large mosque.

Until the time of the Sultan Ahmet 1, Mehmet the architect who created this mosque want to show the world that he is capable of master and architect who designed the St. Sophia Cathedral therefore elaborately designed and decorated. The reason that people call Sultan Ahmet I Mosque is because Blue Moscow has become a real name and color of the Iznik tiles on the walls with bright blue colors various floral designs such as roses, tulips, carnations, etc.

The identity of the blue mosque distinguished by the Minaret tower (6 chapels) which are typical of the mosque’s general chapel. There are one of two towers with the largest front courtyard of the Ottoman mosques. As for the interior, it looks great with 260 windows, alternating with fine stained-glass windows and a wide prayer area. Within the mosque area there is a religious school, a hospital, the first accommodation of a caravan and a kitchen. Boil the soup. When the creation of the sultan was made and ordered the construction of prayer at hall. The word gold in Turkish is called Altin. Architects try to find a good solution because the building of the gold tower had to waste a lot of money and it was inappropriate. To built 6-towers prayer hall to please the ingenuity of the architect but when it turn to blue mosque was finished. Sultan Ahmet admired Blue Mosk for just one year. Before his death at the age of 27.

When you visit the blue mosque. You have to take off your shoes but during the cold weather should prepare socks. They are allowing people who come and make a pray can stay all day all night. During the night that they put the light and sound for performances.

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