Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) in Historical Peninsula, Istanbul


The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) was built in the 17th century by Sultan Ahmet I. Blue name came from its beautiful blue tiles interior. It is the only mosque with six minarets in the world. The Blue Mosque is one most popular tourist sights in Istanbul. It is one of the most popular mosques in Istanbul.


This prominent mosque was built between 1603-1617 and it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The layout of the Blue Mosque is classic, Ottoman design and it is the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets.

It is known to architects as one of the great marvels of the world and received its name because its interior gleams with a magnificent paneling of blue and white tiles.

The Blue Mosque is one of the most magnificent structures on the historical peninsula together with Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya). The blue Iznik tiles are the most beautiful features of the Blue mosque. There are more than 21,000 blue tiles at the interior part of the mosque.

Blue Mosque is also one of the best places to see in Istanbul.


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