One of Turkey’s most famous mosques is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. It is popularly known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles which adorn its interior. It incorporates a hospice, a madrasah (which means “a place where learning is done”) and also the tomb of its founder. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the reign of Sultan Ahmed I.
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