"Tomb Of Sultan Ahmet I" Sultan Ahmet I Tomb Tip by H-TownJourneyman

Sultan Ahmet I Tomb, Istanbul: 4 reviews and 13 photos

  Tomb Of Sultan Ahmet I
by H-TownJourneyman

Sultan Ahmet I, who reigned as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death in 1617, has left his name on several famous landmarks within Istanbul. The Sultan Ahmet Mosque, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, was commissioned by him in 1609. The entire area surrounding the Blue Mosque and Ayasofya, also the former location of the Byzantine city of Constantinople, is named in his honor. The tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, which is actually a mausoleum containing 35 family members of the Sultan, along with the Sultan himself, was built by his son, Sultan Osman II. The structure is adorned with a single dome, as well as beautiful Iznik tiles on it's interior. Entrance is free, but donations are accepted, and you must remove your shoes before entering.

Address: Kabasakal Caddesi, Sultanahmet
Directions: Located in Sultanahmet, next to the Blue Mosque, and across from Ayasofya

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2007
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