Sultan Ahmet Camii - Hotel Büyük Şahinler

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The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical  mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of  blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built  between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many  other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a  hospice.Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also  become a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul.

Besides being  tourist attraction, it's also a active mosque, so it's closed to non  worshippers for a half hour or so during the five daily prayers.

Best  way to see great architecture of the Blue Mosque is to approach it from  the Hippodrome. (West side of the mosque) As if you are non-Muslim  visitor, you also have to use same direction to enter the Mosque.  ​​
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