It is one of the symbols of Istanbul and also one of the most significant works of the Ottoman era. Blue Mosque was constructed in early 1600s by the Architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, as instructed by Sultan Ahmet Ist. The Sultanahmet / Blue Mosque isone of the most important structures of the city and its outstanding characteristic is that it is decorated with more than 20 thousand blue, green and white tiles. Its hemidomes and the big dome has been adorned with dominantly blue hand-drawings. Therefore it is also called the Blue mosque. It is the only mosque in Turkey with 6 minarets.
Visiting hours: 08:30-11:30 / 13:00-14:45 / 15:45-17:00. On Fridays only it can be visited after 13:30 hrs.