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The Blue 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. The Blue Mosque is one most popular tourist sights in Istanbul.
The spectacular Suleymaniye Mosque was built in honor of the magnificent Sultan Suleyman by the famous architect Sinan between the year 1550-1557. The decoration of the mosque is outstanding with colored tiles, stained glass windows and antique columns.
The 15th century Eyup Mosque is located over the tomb of Eyup, the bearer of the Prophet Mohammed, who died during the siege of Istanbul in the year of 670. There is also a beautiful cemetery and tourist facilities by the mosque.
The Fatih Mosque is named after the Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the conqueror of Istanbul and was built in 1463, 10 years after the Sultan's conquest of Istanbul. It is a mosque of monumental proportions with its dependencies that include a hospice, medrese, hospital, caravanserai, library and baths.
The 19th century Ortakoy Mosque was built for Sultan Abdulmecit and located right at the seashore in Ortakoy in a wonderful environment. The mosque has an elegant architecture.
The Rustem Pasa Mosque was built in 1561 by the architect Sinan and located in Eminonu. The colors and patterns of the Iznik tiles adorning the interior is mesmerizing.
The Beyazit Mosque is located at the Beyazit Square nearby the famous Grand Bazaar. Beyazit Mosque has a square plan with a dome of 16.87m in diameter and placed on four columns.
The Sehzade Mosque was built between 1544-1548 and for the memory of Mehmet, the son of Sultan Suleyman who died at a very young age. the Sehzade Mosque is located between Fatih & Beyazit.
The Kalenderhane Mosque is a nice one that was built and allocated for the dervishes during the Ottoman era. It is located in Beyazit, around the 12th century Bozdogan Aqueduct.
The Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque is one of the best ones that is very well settled and located in Kucuk Ayasofya, Historical Peninsula. It was built by Mimar Sinan.
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