Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

İstanbul’s most photogenic building was the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I, whose tomb is located on the north side of the site facing Sultanahmet Park. The mosque’s wonderfully curvaceous exterior features a cascade of domes and six slender minarets. Blue İznik tiles adorn the interior and give the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

With the mosque’s exterior, the architect, Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa, managed to orchestrate a visual wham-bam effect similar to that of nearby star Aya Sofya’s interior. Its curves are voluptuous; it has six minarets (more than any other mosque at the time it was built). To best grasp the mosque’s design, enter the complex via the Hippodrome rather than from Sultanahmet Park. Once inside the courtyard, which is the same size as the mosque’s interior, you’ll appreciate the building’s perfect proportions.

 

NEARBY FEATURE ATTRACTIONS

Resting within the shadow of the HAGIA SOPHIA while brushing against the wall of the renowned TOPKAPI PALACE, this prime location earns Hagia Sofia Mansions a name amongst the most prestigious Hotels within the city.

Hippodrome Square – 200 m
Archaeology Museum – 650 m
Blue Mosque – 250 m
Sultanahmet Tramway – 400 m
Taksim Square – 3.4 km
İstanbul Modern – 2.2 km
İstanbul Airport – 48.0 km
Atatürk Airport – 20.0 km
Sabiha Gökçen Airport – 45.0 km
Hagia Sophia – 50 m
Topkapı Palace – 200 m
Basilica Cistern – 300 m
Bosphorus 1.5 km

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