Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
Istanbul's most famous mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century within just seven years. The many cascading half-domes of the only mosque in the world with six minarets are perfectly shaped and lead up to the main dome.
The interior is dominated by four massive circular pillars, a prayer niche and pulpit decorated with white marble. 21,000 blue-green faiences, due to which the building is also called the Blue Mosque, decorate the walls with their 260 windows showing flowers,... more
34122 Istanbul - Fatih
- Phone: +90-212-5181319
- Opening hours: daily 9 am-6 pm, except during prayer time