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  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior
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  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Sultan Ahmed Mosque Interior
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

The interior of the mosque, which is 64x72 m, is lighted with 260 windows. The central dome, placed on four piers, is 33.6 meters in diameter and 43 meters high at its central point. It is supported by four semi-domes.
The building is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior paneling of more than 20,000 blue and white Iznik tiles which include floral motifs. According to Evliya Celebi, the famous 17th centruy Ottoman traveler and writer, seven palaces were pulled down for this monumental structure. Being one of the last samples of the Classical Ottoman architectural heritage adds a different value to the complex.

You can watch my 2 min 05 sec HQ Video Istanbul Sultan Ahmed Mosque part IV out of my Youtube channel with Al Quran Al Karim (end).

Address: Sultanahmet district
Phone: +90 212 518 1319
Website: http://www.sultanahmetcami.org/

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  • Written May 9, 2009
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