9/50.- Istanbul, Sultanahmet Cami (Blue Mosque)


In the square that gave its name, Sultanahamet Mosque stands majestically facing Hagia Sophia.This is a mosque not only most dear to Muslims but also famous and unique in Turkey for its six minarets. Built in the 17 c. for then the 19 year-old sultan Ahmet I and his family, this architectural complex is the achievement of architect Mehmet Aga. It is said that the sultan himself came to the site to dig the first turf of his future mosque. Let's get closer.

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