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Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) has been named as one of the most profitable examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture due to the glamorous designs that decorate its internal walls. The structure, which brings a totally new point of view to the Ottoman mosque tradition with its architectural appreciation preferred in the beginning, is one of the stops to be considered inside the scope of the Historical Peninsula tour. Sultanahmet, who gave an identity to a cave with all its factors.

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mosque

Information About Blue Mosque

The non-secular structure that finds its place in the list of locations of the tourists in the historical peninsula was once built between 1609-1616 in the course of Sultan Ahmet I, who is nicely regarded for his spiritual importance. After Sinan, the building bearing the signature of Sedefkâr Mehmet Aga, considered to be one of the most important names of Ottoman architecture, is the first selat (moon) mosque constructed with appropriation separated from the country treasury.

Sultanahmet was once built in the region of Ayse Sultan Palace, which covers a massive region of the Horse Square (Sultanahmet Square) dealing with the sea. The palace in the direction of Keble was once offered for 30.000 gold. Many statesmen, specially the sultan, worked in the mosque. In fact, the foundation was once laid by the 1st Ahmet personally. The excavation that the sultan has shot at the base is now being exhibited in the Topkapı Palace.

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mosque

Sultanahmet, which has been criticized by using a number sections after its completion, is recognized as the first and only 6 minaret mosques in Ottoman borders. The focus of criticism about the shape is that the wide variety of minarets is the identical as the Mecca Mosque and the high quantity of cash spent no matter the limit in the earnings of the empire. Some of these criticisms came to a cease due to the fact Ahmet I constructed Mecca’s 7th minaret.

Mehmet Aga decided the quantity of the glass of honor to be 16 When the architect chooses this number, he desires to emphasize that Ahmet I. was the sixteenth Sultan who used to be the throne in the Ottoman Empire when the Fetret Revolution joined the account.

Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar with Istanbul’s Sultanahmet which is one of the most fascinating historic buildings, which have a massive complex when it was once at the beginning made. However, a massive phase of the mullet, which consists of madrasah, shamanism, imaretthane, arasta, bath, has failed to reach the current day. Nevertheless, you can see the one-domed grave of Ahmet I, who exceeded away at the age of 28 and the solar clock, in the garden of the building. The fountain in the window is designed as 6 columns.

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mosque

Inside of the Blue Mosque

There is a twine made of crimson iron at the important gate of Sultanahmet Mosque, which can be accessed from Avlu three-door. This twine used to be positioned in the entrance and requested to be given the message,

“Even if the sultan who got here to the house of Allah has to bow down when entering.”

As an end result of the conversion of Hagia Sophia to the museum in 1924, the non-secular constructing which has emerged as the important mosque of Istanbul will be reached via the most important gate and the indoors is seated on four columns and closed with a majestic dome 43 meters high.

Inside of the Blue Mosque

The diameter of the dome adorned with attractive designs is 23.5 meters. Blue, the predominant coloration in the designs on this part of the glass, was used at some stage in repairs at specific times. In the restoration, completed in 1990, the ceiling patterns should be made partly original.

During the visit, about 22,000 tiles from İznik and Kütahya have adorned on the walls of the glass the place you will be in a position to hear the prayers of the best muezzins of Istanbul.

The motifs of extraordinary types of vegetation are treated on the tiles, which have a notable position in the appeal of the glass. Thanks to the 260 home windows that illuminate the building, the china appears very stunning particularly when the weather is clear.

Inside of the Blue Mosque

The elements that make the golden gilded glory of the “minbar” are geometrical passages and reliefs. The first example in the Ottoman Empire was built for the sultan to rest before and after the Nazarene. We recommend you to spend some time to see the fine wall work inside the mansion decorated with golden gilded gates, mother of pearl.

Inside of the Blue Mosque

Where and how to go to the Blue Mosque?

The Blue Mosque, positioned at once contrary the Hagia Sophia Museum, is positioned in the Historical Peninsula Region, which is famous for its historic structures in the Fatih District.

Due to the special traits of the awesome architecture, you can easily reach the town of Istanbul, which deserves to be on the list of locations to visit, via using more than a few means related to the developed public transportation network.

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Mosque

The most practical method for this is to get on the tram from Eminönü and get off at Sultan Ahmet Station. If you come from the Anatolian side, you can go to the tram after passing the Kabatas or Eminönü on the ferry. Taksim-Beyazıt bus, you can attain the window where the glass is located.

For this reason, when you desire to come to the location using your personal vehicle, you can choose from the areas around the Topkapi Palace or the high college as a parking space.


The entrance is free, the spiritual constructing is open due to the fact of the worship is in the open situation, some rules should be observed at some point of the visit. Rules are oriented toward garb fashion due to the fact of respect for spiritual values. Another vital rule asked to visit those who favor going to is associated with “Friday prayer“. On Fridays, to avoid worrying the community, temporary visitors to the worship sections of the mosque are now not being picked up at noon.

If you have the time closing after your visit to the Blue Mosque, you can go to Kabasakal Street, the other Arasta Bazaar, just next to the buying mall. You can try köfteciler (meatball restaurants) in the vicinity if you are hungry after strolling in the streets where antique furniture and carpet sale stores are located.

 

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