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Blue Mosque

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Istanbul: Blue Mosque

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The Blue Mosque is certainly among the most fascinating tourist attractions of Istanbul and Turkey in general.

blue mosque

Built between 1597 and 1616, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque for its tiles from Iznik – about 22 thousand ceramic tiles – which give the typical blue color and that completely cover the inside of religious building.

The mosque is located in correspondence with another, great mosque, that of Aya Sofia, just to compete in beauty and grandeur with the work of Justinian.Read More »Istanbul: Blue Mosque