Sultan Ahmet Mosque
The Sultan Ahmet Mosque was built by the 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Ahmet I, over a period of seven years starting in 1609. Its magnificent architecture, consisting of five main domes and six minarets (spires), has been called the most beautiful mosque in the world, and it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, despite being an active mosque that attracts devout worshippers.
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is located where Asia and Europe face each other on the Bosphorus Strait. Due to its geographical importance, the city has developed as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. The city is lined with historical buildings reflecting the culture and religion of each era, and is enveloped in a unique atmosphere. From the magnificent mosques to the labyrinthine bazaars, from traditional hammams to a wide variety of culinary delights, you will never run out of things to do during your stay.