The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
Often referred as “The Blue Mosque”, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the world’s most treasured places of worship. Built between 1609 and 1616, the mosque is perfectly situated in front of the world famous Hagia Sofia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As you enter the ancient mosque, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed by its beauty and grandeur. This photo, taken from inside the main courtyard, captures the cascading domes and reveals the enormity of the sacred structure.
When visiting the mosque, or Istanbul for that matter, it is highly recommended to sit in the park that separates both the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia during the Muslim call to prayer. The soothing melody echoes and vibrates from all corners, an incredible feeling that will leave you dazed and amazed!