The Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

Located in the Old City of Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet  Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque was constructed by the 14th Ottoman ruler, Sultan Ahmet I.  The construction of the mosque was started in 1609 by architect Mehmet Agha and completed in 1616.  This mosque is the  most splendid mosque in Istanbul, and the only one with 6 minarets in the city and in the country.  Unfortunately only 4 minarets was captured in the above photograph.

And here is the one with the complete 6 minarets ...

Blue Mosque 3

Blue Mosque 2

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque 3

Blue Mosque 2

Turkey 4

Date of visit:      22 November 2012

Posted on April 2, 2013, in Istanbul and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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