Blue Mosque - The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. Architect Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa

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Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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Süleymaniye Mosque ISTANBUL - Architect SINAN

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Mimar Sinan was considered the greatest architect of the Ottoman empire. He started as a military technician until he was brought to the attention of Sultan Suleyman. Sultan appointed him at age 50 to the head of royal architect. Upon sultans death his son Mehmet asked Sinan to design and build a royal mosque. The mosque was named Sehzade Mosque and is considered as one of the most remarkable buildings. He was said to of changed Istanbul's landscape.

The Wild Reed: Istanbul. Mimar Koca Sinan Aga (ca – usually shortened to Mimar Sinan (“Architect Sinan”). No other single designer has ever shaped a city as Sinan did Istanbul during his 50 years as chief royal architect for three Ottoman sulta

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Istanbul has many amazing historical mosques. They were built in amazing locations by world renowned architects of their times. It is very hard to pick top five