Also called the Sultan Ahmet mosque and built across from the Hagia Sofia, the exquisite Blue mosque in Istanbul is the only mosque other than the Masjid al Haram in Mecca that has six minarets.
Most visitors enter from the North. But if you take the west entrance you will be rewarded by the sight of these spectacular cascading domes! (Alternately enter from the North and go around the side and exit from the West, although the impact is far less than walking into the ablution courtyard from the front.)
And oh yes, the Blue Mosque is not blue at all…it gets its name from its blue Iznik tile clad interior.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!