Get cultured: Visit the amazing Blue Mosque

Posted on 18th March 2012 by

No trip to Istanbul is complete without paying a visit to the Sultan Ahmet Camii, which is also known as the Blue Mosque. This amazing building is the height of culture and history in the city, and has six amazing minarets that set the building aside from all the other landmarks in the city. It’s a prominent part of the Istanbul skyline, and even if you don’t pay a visit, it will no doubt become visible at some point during your trip.

This Islamic building was created in 1609, initially as a response and rival to the Hagia Sophia. It’s one of the most amazing examples of Ottoman architecture in the world, and today is still used by hundreds of Muslim worshippers. So if you want to get a real taste of local culture and find out what the religion is really about, then a trip to the Blue Mosque is a great way to do so.

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