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The Blue Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic Mosque located in Istanbul, and continues to function as a mosque today. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was co...
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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic Mosque located in Istanbul, and continues to function as a mosque today. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.
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