Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque is one of the most important mosques in the Turkish city of Istanbul, the mosque is located in Sultanahmet Square and in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum. Known for its distinctive architectural design, the mosque is one of the most important and largest mosques in the Muslim world.
The mosque was built between 1018 - 1020 AH / 1609 - 1616 AD as described through the inscriptions on one of its doors. It has a high fence surrounding it from three sides; the fence has five doors, three of which lead to the courtyard of the mosque and two to the prayer hall.
The Blue Mosque is truly a must visit place for anyone visiting the culturally-rich city of Istanbul.
Women and Men should abide by the dress code set at the Blue Mosque. Women should wear a headscarf that fully covers their hair, while their legs should be covered as well. The scarfs are available for free when entering the mosque. As for men, they should wear pants that cover their legs.
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