53. Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, more popularly known as the Blue Mosque, due to the blue tiles adorning its interiors. It was built in 1609 during the rule of Ahmed I and it was said that his tomb is buried there. Today, the mosque is one of Turkey’s most popular tourist attractions and people from all over the world would flock to see this mosque when visiting Turkey. From the outside, the mosque looks spectacular in itself. Consisting of one main dome, eight secondary domes and six minarets, the mosque was uniquely designed in the sense that it incorporates some Byzantine Christian elements and traditional Islamic architecture.
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