Thinking of visiting Istanbul? Istanbul’s long list of spectacular sights can be quite overwhelming for even the most eager of globe trotters. The city is just so rich in history and culture that it’s often difficult for tourists to narrow down and prioritize places of interest. You’ve most likely already stumbled across the Blue Mosque while you’ve been Googling what to do in our beautiful city. While we do rank it highly on our must see list, there’s a few interesting facts about this marvelous architectural design that we’d like to share with you first.