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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the national mosque of Turkey, and is a historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is one of several mosques known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. [Wikipedia]

No wonder, that it is one of the most popular places in Istanbul. IIt is aways opened welcomming people from th eheat of the day into its pleasant cool interior which is splendidly decorated and the floor is covered by soft red carpets. It represents a really mystic place, which turns at evenings into a place from any fairy tale from Thousand and one nights.

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