Sultanahmet, which is visited and impressed by everyone coming to Istanbul, is home to every local and foreign tourist. The Blue Mosque, located opposite the Hagia Sophia Museum, was built during the Ottoman period. It is one of the most important works that were given to Istanbul in this period.
The mosque was built between 1609-1616 in 7 years. It is one of the most typical examples of classical Turkish art history and was built with 6 minarets. Although the construction of this mosque does not belong to Mimar Sinan, it bears the traces of it. The reason for carrying his traces was made by Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, a student of Mimar Sinan. According to what is said, it is a larger version of a plan that Mimar Sinan tried before.
Unknown Features of Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque has many social and cultural buildings. In this complex, there are areas such as Grand Bazaar, Hospital, schools, caravanserai, tomb and Turkish bath and these are historical works. Entrance of the mosque is made by the hippodrome. The inner courtyard and the main space are located on the high podium in an outer courtyard. The inner courtyard has a fountain and domes rising in harmony. There are decorations of painting, tiles and stained glass to complement the exterior appearance in harmony with each other.
There are special marbles and columns in the construction of the Blue Mosque. In the architectural structure of the mosque, the acoustical structure was arranged by examining the resonance of a single person, the resonance in the middle occupancy and the distortion of the sound. Since the mosque architect has music knowledge, it was more effective to improve the acoustic structure.
It is a structure that is amazed by those who see it with its Sultanahmet design and history. So if you come to Istanbul you must visit. At the same time, if you know the history and structural features of your trip will be more meaningful.