Blue Mosque

It was built between 1609-1616 by sultan I Ahmet on the historical peninsula of Istanbul, by Architect Sedefkâr Mehmet Aga. The mosque is called “Blue Mosque” because it is decorated with blue, green and white colored Iznik tiles, and half dome and big dome are decorated with blue weighted pencil works. Hagia Sophia was transformed into a glass museum in 1934, reaching the position of the main mosque of Istanbul.

Actually Sultan Ahmet Mosque is one of the biggest building complexes in Istanbul together with the mosque. This complex consists of a mosque, medreseler, künkar kasrı, arasta, shops, baths, fountains, baths, tombs, caves, bazaarbis, imaretthane and rented rooms. Some of these structures have not reached the day-to-day.

The most important aspect of Yapi’s architectural and artistic consideration is that it is decorated with more than 20.000 Iznik tiles. The ornaments of these tiles used traditional plant motifs in yellow and blue tones, making it more than just a place of worship. The place of worship is 64 x 72 meters. The diameter of the central dome at a height of 43 meters is 23.5 meters. The inside of the glass is illuminated with more than 200 colored glass. The writings were written by Seyyid Kasım Gubari of Diyarbakır. It forms a complex together with the surrounding structures and Sultanahmet is the first minaret of Turkey with six minarets.

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