Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque or the Blue Mosque is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was constructed between 1609-1616 AD during the rule of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. The mosque was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 as part of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Istanbul Province

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 17th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription: 1985

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