The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

If Greece has the blue domes of Santorini, Turkey has the blue tiles of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Thus, the name. More importantly, however, it is the tomb of Sultan Ahmed, it's builder and founder, which is why it is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

What makes the tiles so special is the fact that they were hand-painted, making it a landmark every local would boast about. At night, lights frame the five main domes of the mosques, bathing the entire structure in blue. If you want to witness something ethereal, you should visit the Blue Mosque at night.

It is the second most popular attraction after Aya Sofya.

It's 5 main domes, 8 secondary domes, and 6 minarets are a sight to behold. From afar, they decorate Istanbul's skyline beautifully. Up close, they are a visual treat.

As an active mosque, non-worshippers are not allowed inside during daily prayers, which happens five times a day for half an hour.

For first-time visitors, a visit to the Blue Mosque is a must. It's the best way to experience Istanbul. Book a day tour with La Vacanza and you won't have to worry about entrance fees, transport, and where to have lunch.

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