Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmed Mosque Istanbul Turkey retouched.jpg
Basic information
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Geografic coordinates41°00′20″N 28°58′39″E / 41.005483°N 28.977385°E / 41.005483; 28.977385
AffiliationSunni Islam
KintraTurkey
Architectural description
Airchitect(s)Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa
Airchitectural teepMosque
Airchitectural styleIslamic, Late Clessical Ottoman
Completit1616
Specifications
Capacity10,000
Lenth73 m (240 ft)
Weenth65 m (213 ft)
Dome height (ooter)43 m (141 ft)
Dome dia. (inner)23.50 m (77.1 ft)[1]
Minaret(s)6
Minaret hicht64 m (210 ft)

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Turkis: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly kent as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adornin the waws o its interior.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Encyclopedia of architectural and engineering feats, Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut, page 322, 2001
  2. "Blue Mosque". bluemosque.co. Retrieved 12 June 2014.