Because the mosque is decorated with blue, green and white colored Iznik tiles, and because its half domes and large dome are decorated with blue weighted pencils, the Europeans are called the Blue Mosque.
Blue Mosque Informations
One of the most important works of the 17th century, the Blue Mosque is a masterpiece built by Mimar Sinan in his understanding of architecture by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, the principal architect of the period, on the orders of Sultan I.Ahmet. The construction of the mosque, which lasted 7.5 years, started in 1609 and was completed in 1617.
Sultanahmet Mosque is the first and only 6 minarets of mosques in the Ottoman borders. The focus of the criticism on the building was the same amount of minaret as the Mecca Mosque and the high amount of money spent despite the decrease in the income of the empire.
When it was first built, it had a large complex. However, a large part of the complex consisting of structures such as madrasah, monk town, imarethane, arasta and hamam failed to reach today. Nevertheless, you can see the single domed grave and sundial of I. Ahmet, who died in the garden at the age of 28. The fountain in the mosque is designed with 6 columns.
The entrance to the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, which can be accessed through 3 doors, is made of iron. This cord was placed in the entrance and it was asked to give the message that Even though the sultan came to the house of God, he had to bow down pad.
The mystery of Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque is that there are no spiders and insects. The ostrich eggs, which the spider and insects do not like the smell of are used in the mortar of the mosque.
In the fountains located in the Blue Mosque, the water from the taps and how the rain water was evacuated could not be solved.
Mosque Rules and Etiquette For Tourists
Avoid visiting during prayer time
Do not smoke in the courtyard of the mosque
Do not visit the mosque with short shorts, skirts
Women should closed with a veil on his head during a visit to the mosque
Taking pictures in the mosque is forbidden
8:30 - 11:30
15:30 - 16:45
On Fridays, the opening time for the touristic visit of the mosque is 13:30.
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