Turkey is an Eurasian country, having thus a diversity of culture and great nature. The locals are very receptive with their tourists around the country.
The nature of the country is of a diversified beauty, exotic beauties, varied landscapes, beaches at the edge of the Mediterranean and also the Black Sea.
In addition, having a delicious cuisine, reminiscent of Arabic, majestic temples and palaces, street bazaars and, finally, an ancient culture.Turkey was home to several empires of antiquity.
The old constructions made by the men, still conserved, bring much history and culture. Like the buildings of the mosques, scattered throughout the country. In Istanbul, there are more than 3 thousand of these buildings.
For those who want to visit this rich Turkish architecture it is possible to make a script for the main mosques of the city, each with its particularity, enchanting the curious eyes of the visitors.
For the visit it is important to remember that the mosques are temples of prayer and worship of Allah, so out of respect, it is necessary to follow some rules to enter. Women should cover head, shoulders and the entire body. Men should wear trousers and a T-shirt; in addition, it is necessary to remove the shoes.
Here we leave some of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul.
One of the main sights, built by Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616. Its interior is decorated with Inik tile and has a blue color pattern, so the name.
Greater than the Blue Mosque, built between 1550 and 1557, by order of Sultan Süleyman I, “The Magnificent.” Located in the historical area of Istanbul, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, its construction was the work of architect Sinan, one of the great names of the Ottoman period, also responsible for the construction of the cemetery in front of the mosque. In it are buried the bodies of Sultan Suleiman and his wife.
Eyup is the name of a companion of Muhammad, the mosque was erected in his honor, near where he would have been buried. In the mosque complex there is a cemetery where Eyup and personal belongings of Muhammad are buried. Through all this hindsight, it is a place of pilgrimage of believers.
Semsi Pasha Mosque
located on the other side of the Bosphorus Strait, the Sensi Pasha Mosque can only be reached by boat. It is much smaller and simpler than those described above, but its charm is equally magnificent. It is right on the bank of the strait and is also a project of the architect Sinan.