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Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

A magnificent historic mosque in Istanbul, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, more popularly known as the Blue Mosque, is one of the major attractions in Turkey. It was named as such because of its blue tiles that were used to adorn the walls of the mosque’s interiors.

Construction began in 1609 and was completed in 1616. It was built during the reign of Ahmed I. The purpose of the structure was to reestablish the power of the Ottomans. Because of its incredible architecture and well-designed interiors, this mosque is considered the “last great mosque of the classical period”.

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