Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Camii is one
of the most beautiful mosques in the world.
Its name is derived from the blue tiles
decorating its interior. Completed in 1616
by Mehmet Aga, Imperial Architect and one
of the students of the great architect Sinan.
Its grace and beautiful proportions were
intended to reflect the splendour of Islam.
It was the supreme Imperial Mosque of the Ottoman Empire. The famous
blue and green
Iznik tiles on the walls are bathed in glorious
light that is filtered through 260 windows.
On summer evenings there are light and
sound shows in the grounds.