Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Turkey

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This postcard was an offer from "Andreaeiko" from Brazil. It shows an interior view of the Sultan Ahmet Mosque or the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, a world heritage site by UNESCO.

"The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). 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. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction." In: Wikipedia
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