The Blue Mosque. The only Mosque in the world with 6 minarets
The Blue Mosque at night.
Hagia Sophia, originally built as a Christian church in 325 A.D.
Ravaged by fire in 404 A.D. and then burnt to the ground during riots in
532 A.D. Rebuilt out of stone to prevent fires it was severely damaged
in the earthquakes of 553 and 557 A.D. In 1453 it was converted into
a mosque. Today it is a Byzantine Ottoman museum.
Inside dome of the Mosque of Mohammed.
Mosque of Sultan Suleyman.
Yeni Cami, the last great mosque built during the Ottoman Empire.
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