Explore a Mystery: Sultanahmet

Updated: Oct 14, 2021



“If one had a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul”


Istanbul is a golden bridge that connects Asia and Europe. In other words, two continents live in one city, making it a city of contradictions! It is not coincidence that in 2010, by a decision of the Council of Europe, Istanbul was declared as the capital of European culture.


If you want, call this city old Babylon, if you want, modern New York. No, no, this is neither Babylon nor New York! this is Constantinople, Sargrad, Istanbul! Istanbul is a country within a country! Istanbul is a crossroad of the magnificent empires, great histories, and unique cultures!


Another peculiarity is, as a precious gem of The Ottoman Empire, Istanbul achieved impressive architectural successes under the rule of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire! And today you will get to know about the pearl of the Ottoman Empire’s architecture “The Sultanahmet Mosque”


Sultanahmet Mosque is one of the most magnificent architectural monuments of Istanbul in terms of beauty and grandeur. The young Ottoman ruler, Sultan Ahmed, ordered this true work of art to be erected. Later, the inhabitants of European countries gave the religious shrine, a different name the Blue Mosque, which was firmly entrenched in it and is now heard by everyone even more than the original name.


Istanbul is a golden bridge that connects Asia and Europe. In other words, two continents live in one city, making it a city of contradictions! It is not coincidence that in 2010, by a decision of the Council of Europe, Istanbul was declared as the capital of European culture.


If you want, call this city old Babylon, if you want, modern New York. No, no, this is neither Babylon nor New York this is Constantinople, Sargrad, Istanbul! Istanbul is a country within a country! Istanbul is a crossroad of the magnificent empires, great histories, and unique cultures!


Another peculiarity is, as a precious gem of The Ottoman Empire, Istanbul achieved impressive architectural successes under the rule of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire! And today you will get to know about the pearl of the Ottoman Empire’s architecture

“The Sultanahmet Mosque”


Sultanahmet Mosque is one of the most magnificent architectural monuments of Istanbul in terms of beauty and grandeur. The young Ottoman ruler, Sultan Ahmed, ordered this true work of art to be erected. Later, the inhabitants of European countries gave the religious shrine, a different name the Blue Mosque, which was firmly entrenched in it and is now heard by everyone even more than the original name.


The Sultanahmet Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616, it took exactly 7years, 5 months, and 6 days, it was the reassurance of Ottoman power.


The mosque was constructed by a royal architect Sedefher Mehmet Aga who was the pupil and senior assistant of the famous architect Mimar Sinan.




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