The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is probably the best known landmark of Istanbul, and one of its symbols. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye (complex of structures adjoining the mosque) contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque.
Open everyday except prayer times (5 times a day), from morning until dusk
No entrance fee
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