Tag: Mosque

  • The Blue Mosque

    The Blue Mosque

    The Blue Mosque, known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque (or “camii”) in Turkish, is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmed I and completed in 1616, this masterpiece stands as a testament to Ottoman craftsmanship and artistic finesse. The mosque’s architect was Sedefkar Mehmed Agha, who based it on an earlier design…

  • Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia

    Located on the historic peninsula in the Sultanahmet region, Hagia Sophia is one of the oldest and most important landmarks of Istanbul. Originally built in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox cathedral of the Byzantine Empire, the building was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman years and later into a museum in modern…