• Sultan Ahmet ( Blue ) Mosque

    Sultan Ahmet ( Blue ) Mosque

    One of the most important works of the 17th century, the Blue Mosque is a masterpiece built within the architectural sense of Mimar Sinan. After Sinan, architect Sedefkâr Mehmet Aga, who handled the legacy of Turkish architecture, rose in his hands.

    Sultan Ahmed sat on the throne of the Ottoman Empire in 1603 when he was 14 years old. After 14 years of reign, he passed away in 1617 at the age of 28.

    It is allied with all sources that Sultan Ahmed was a religious sultan. XVII. When it came to the beginning of the century, the main hills of Istanbul were kept with mosques and complexes, each of them bearing the name of a sultan. Sultan Ahmed, however, puts the idea of ​​raising a beauty that has never been seen before in the throne, as a thanksgiving document at the expense of paying great expense money and destroying many famous queen and pasha palaces. The head motif and passion make it the greatest and most beautiful of the mosques that were built up to that time to prove the soul.

    It's the 9th of the month of the 1018 recep. (The present month is about 1609 years with the current calendar month is the beginning of October).The first excavation(pickaxe) at the base of the mosque hit Sultan Ahmed. Thus construction took 7 years 5 months 6 days.

    In Summary, It was built by Sultan 1. Ahmed in the 17th century.Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa, one of the students whom Mimar Sinan raised, built it. The mosque is also known as the Blue Mosque because of the intense color of the Iznik tiles in the blue color between the second window on the walls of the glass. The walls of the caminin are 21 thousand 43 in İznik China, which is eye-catching. The section of the mosque is 64 x 72 meters. The diameter of the central dome at 43 meters in height is 23.5 meters. There are 16 cheers for Sultan Ahmet, who was the 16th Ottoman sultan of Minareler. Sultan Ahmet Mosque is one of the biggest building complexes in Istanbul together with the mosque. This complex consists of a mosque, medreseler, künkar kasrı, arasta, shops, baths, fountains, baths, tombs, caves, bazaarbis, imaretthane and rented rooms. The grave of Sultan Ahmet I was built adjacent to the mosque garden.

    How to go to Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque ?

    You can reach it by Sultanahmet stop of Kabatas-Bağcılar Tram line. You can reach the tram line by using Kadıköy-Eminönü and Üsküdar-Eminönü ferrys from the Anatolian side.

    Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque Address

    Address: At Meydanı No.7  Post Code :34122 Fatih İSTANBUL