Blue Mosque; Blue Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Istanbul. Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) is located in the historical center of Istanbul and one of the places that tourists must visit. Blue Mosque is impressive inside and out. It is one of the attractions on the 'must do' lists for a reason. Wonderful Islamic art and calligraphy adorn the walls and very informative leaflets that explain the history of the mosque and some of its key Islamic and design features.
Durring the Istanbul Daily Tours which are Byzantine And Ottoman Relics Tour, you will be able to visit the Blue Mosque interior site by tour guide.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga in the sultan 1. Ahmet’s time between (1609-1616) years. It is located on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome. It is called by Europeans as Blue because of its interior blue tiles which was used more than 20.000 pieces. The mosque is also popularly known as a fascinating structure its six minarets because it is only six minarets mosque in Turkey. There are many legends about this mosque; one of them is about minarets. Sultan ordered minarets to be made from the gold to create a different style but there was no money enough. Instead of this Sedefkar Mehmet Aga decided to build six minarets to see its uniqueness. The mosque is lightened by 260 windows. It’s part of the worship sizes 64x72 meters and its diameter is 23,5. There is a heavy gateway made from iron in the entrance of the west yard. The shape of this gateway shows the importance of the mosque because at the time even sultan had to be careful when he came in this gateway. The mosque has a rectangular shape.Also there is a central dome supported by 4 half-dome ,4 different ways.