The Blue Mosque, the most famous and historically important mosque in Istanbul, is flooded with hundreds of tourists during the day. Sultanahmet Square covers many cultures due to the historical scenes it has witnessed for years. It has a long history as it is home to Roman and Byzantine empires. It is possible to come across works of this period in this region. That is why it is home to all kinds of tourists.
The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because it is decorated with Iznik tiles. Blue, green, and colored tiles, half-domes and large dome are decorated with blue-based pencil works.
Sultan Ahmet I was interested in all the construction phases of the mosque. In particular, the caftan filled the soil and carried it to the foundation.
Inside the complex, there are madrasah, arasta, Turkish bath, imaret, Darüş-healing, Mosque and Daru-l Kurra.
There are gilt tiles, mother-of-pearl inlaid door and thin wall embroidery. With this feature, it is a masterpiece.
It has six minarets. Since the Mecca Mosque also has 6 minerals, the seventh minaret was added to the Mecca Mosque.
The mosque was built between 1609-1616 in 7 years. It was made by the order of Sultan Ahmed I. It was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa with the traces of Mimar Sinan. These marks can be seen in the mosque since Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa is a student of Mimar Sinan.
Hundreds of tourists visit the Blue Mosque on the historical peninsula of Istanbul every day. The fascination of the historical fabric of this place fascinates many people. Especially the Blue Mosque architecture and the unique design of the interior impresses those who see it. It is a beautiful work that does not lose its effect even after years.