BLUE MOSQUE TURKEY – ICONIC BUILDING OF ISLAMIC ERA
Blue Mosque Turkey is a historical mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey and was built by Sultan Ahmed I in 1609 and was completed in 1612. Sultan Ahmed construct The Blue Mosque to rival Hagia Sophia built by emperor Constantin I, Hagia Sophia is located only one block from the Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia was formerly the Byzantium Church before falling to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 AD.
With six towers outside, completed by no less than 30 domes, Blue Mosque Turkey looks very beautiful and majestic. Inside the mosque area there is spacious room decorated with 20,000 blue ceramics. Yes, The mosque is called “blue mosque” because unique blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
Besides still used as a mosque where Islamic societies do prayers, the Blue Mosque Turkey is also a tourist attraction that very popular. Any tourists from any religion or countries are allowed to enter the mosque. To enter into, visitors must open their shoes, then put it in the plastic bag provided. To respect the mosque, tourists should dress properly when entering the mosque. Women should wear a hijab, they can borrow
hijab for free here. guard is always ready to remind on the front entrance.
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