best islamic architechtures in istanbul

February 8, 2014

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque: Islamic Architecture at Its Best

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque is without a doubt one of the city’s finest examples of Islamic architecture. Also known as Sultanahmet Mosque, visitors are curious as to why it was colorfully nicknamed the Blue Mosque. Curiosity peaks when they approach the mosque, and to their dismay, they do not see even a hint of blue from the outside. As puzzled as they may be at that moment, it all makes sense when they walk inside and the spectacular blue tiles grab their attention.