Sultan Ahmet Mosque is known as a blue mosque by foreign tourists due to the intense blue color of the tiles in its interior. 16. Sultan Ahmet made great efforts to build this mosque. Sultan Ahmet mosque was named because he was the first person to lay the foundation of the mosque. The pickaxe and shovel used by Sultan Ahmet while laying the foundation of the mosque are still in topkapi palace.
The blue mosque was built in 1609-1619 by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, one of the most talented items of the mimar sinan. It was the only 6 minaret mosques of the Ottoman period when it was built. The 16th-century ottoman state was the first country to be held. There are a total of 16 minaret balcony because it was built by the Sultan.
We also recommend you to visit the Sulaymaniyah mosque, which is of the same beauty and was built by architect Sinan.
How to get to the Blue Mosque.
You can reach sultan Ahmet square in Fatih district using bagcilar-Kabataş tram line. I would recommend visiting the Hagia Sofia Mosque and Topkapi Palace Museum right next to it while you are gone. Wouldn' you like to go to the Blue Mosque from Belek?
There are very nice restaurants and cafes in Sultan Ahmet Square. Here you can enjoy turkish drinks and enjoy the day. It can be a Turkish coffee or turkish tea towards the bosphorus view.