1. Blue Mosque
Let's start with the classics: the Blue Mosque is without exaggeration the symbol of the city, the most "postcard" and popular of Istanbul's mosques. This majestic mosque was built on the orders of Turkish Sultan Ahmet I. For a long time he suffered defeats - the poor man could not win a single war, which was shameful for Turkey. The only thing he could count on was God's favor, so the sultan set about building the Blue Mosque.
What is curious is that the Blue Mosque has not four minarets, as it is supposed to have, but six. According to one version, it was just an architect's mistake that became the "highlight" of this magnificent mosque.
- Address: Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul
- Opening hours: daily from 9:00 to 19:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 7:00