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Sultanahmet Mosque

İstanbul, Turkey
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The Sultanahmet Mosque, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, dominates the skyline of Istanbul. The Sultanahmet Mosque was built in 1609-1616 and is known as the Blue Mosque due to its stunning interior. Thousands of blue tiles delicately placed in mosaics line the walls of the mosque. Thousands of people go to the mosque daily to pray. Stunning and colourful carpets are strewn out on the floors of the mosque. Upon entering the courtyard, the size of the Sultanahmet Mosque will truly amaze you. Be sure to take a headscarf and cover your hair if you are a female. There are many traditions that are still respected and upheld in Turkey. Take time to wander the grounds of this stunning mosque. Surrounding the mosque... Read More
The Sultanahmet Mosque, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, dominates the skyline of Istanbul. The Sultanahmet Mosque was built in 1609-1616 and is known as the Blue Mosque due to its stunning interior. Thousands of blue tiles delicately placed in mosaics line the walls of the mosque. Thousands of people go to the mosque daily to pray. Stunning and colourful carpets are strewn out on the floors of the mosque. Upon entering the courtyard, the size of the Sultanahmet Mosque will truly amaze you. Be sure to take a headscarf and cover your hair if you are a female. There are many traditions that are still respected and upheld in Turkey. Take time to wander the grounds of this stunning mosque. Surrounding the mosque there are plenty of tea cafes and homemade food cafes. Spend some time people watching here- you will not be disappointed!
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