Blue Mosque ( Sultan Ahmet Camii )

Is there any one who is not affected from the magnificance of Hagia Sophia? One of the people who is affected from the beauty which has been protected by city owner public and that has been cared intensively is one of the emperor of Ottoman Empire and Istanbul who is Sultan II. Ahmet. Sultan had the idea of building a magnificant mosque in the face of Hagia Sophia even when he was the prince of the dynasty. Moreover he had accomplished this as his first action in his emperor time and that magnificant mosques became one of the reason that Istanbul is the capital of culture of 2010 today.

The work of art built between 1609 and 1616 is stil used as a mosque today. Sedefhar Mehmet Ağa, a pupil and senior assistant of the famous architect Mimar Sinan built the mosque. The mosque’s capacity is 10.000 people and it has 6 minarets. It was built in the style of late classical Ottoman. The mosque is called as Blue Mosque by European people because of it has gren, white and especially and mostly blue ceramics inside and canopy.

How can we get there? On  which days it is open? On which days on which hours it is open? What is the entrance fee?

From Taksim: First you need to take the finikular from the metro station on Taksim Square to go to Kabatas. When you get Kabatas, you need to get the tram to Sultanahmet.

From Beşiktaş: You need to get the bus from Beşiktaş to Kabatas and you need to get the tram to Sultanahmet.

From Eminonu: It would be fun to walk through the tram way. In case you dont want to walk, you can get the tram and get off in the Sultanahmet Station.

From Kadıköy: Get the Kadıköy – Eminönü boat, to pass the bosphorus, from Eminonu you can get the tram to Sultanahmet.

From Üsküdar: Get the Üsküdar – Kabataş boat to pass the bosphorus, and get the tram to Sultanahmet.

Days and Opening Hours:

Opens every day from 07.00 to 23.00 .

Entrance Fee: It can be visited for free because of it is used as a place of worship.

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