Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Sultanahmet Mosque, which also gives its name to the Square in which it is located, is one of the most important cultural and spiritual attractions of Istanbul. It is located in Fatih district, in a touristic area where there are many buildings of historical importance. Sultanahmet Mosque, which is also called the ‘Blue Mosque’ because of the Blue Iznik tiles on the interior walls, is an indispensable value in terms of the city's skyline. Sultanahmet Mosque is also one of the most famous mosques in the world.

It was built by Sultan Ahmet I between 1606-1616. During the period when it was built, there were military, economic, and social problems from the point of view of the Ottoman Empire. He therefore drew criticism upon himself, because it had unusual magnificence with its six minarets and huge dimensions. When you come closer, you can enter the courtyard and then the mosque by passing through the At Meydanı exit or passing through the courtyard entrance. It has another door that can be entered directly into the mosque. Inside the mosque, there are giant columns, also called thick massive free-standing pillars that support the main dome. With more than 250 windows, the interior is quite luminous. Iznik tiles in the mosque are eye-catching. According to experts, tiles are an emphasis on the Golden Age of this art... It is unique for its eye-catching Dome decorations and general ambiance. The pulpit section, the Sultan's mahfil (place of prayer) and the mihrab have extremely detailed decorations. Its domes, which attract attention when seen from the courtyard, and its hexagonal-shaped sophisticated fountain, which is not used today, are among the highlights.

In the meantime, since the fountain is not used, those who want to pray can take their ablutions from the taps lined up side by side outside the mosque.

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Comments

  • cannalii
    08.02.2023 11:59

    Aslında Sultanahmet Camii külliyesiyle birlikte, İstanbul’daki en büyük eserlerden biridir.

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