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    Archaeological Museum
    This complex was built by the end of 19th century by the architect Vallaury
    thanks to great efforts of famous Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey
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    Blue Mosque
    One of the most notable features of the Blue Mosque is visible from far away its
    six minarets. This is very unique, as most mosques have four, two, or just one minaret
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    Blue Mosque
    The Sultan Ahmed Complex is one of the greatest complexes in Istanbul. It is known
    as the because of its magnificent interior paneling of more than 20,000 blue and white tiles
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    Grand Bazaar
    The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in
    the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily
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    Hagia Sophia
    The historical church rises across the Blue Mosque in Eminönü district
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    III Ahmet Sebil and Fountain
    It is one of the historical and magnificient fountains of Istanbul. The fountain
    located in front of the gate of Topkapi Palace and overlooks the Hagia Sophia square

Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet I when he was only 19 years old. It was built near the Hagia Sophia, over the site of the ancient hippodrome and Byzantine imperial palace (whose mosaics can be seen in the nearby Mosaic Museum). Construction work began in 1609 and took seven years. One of the most notable features of the Blue Mosque is visible from far away: its six minarets. This is very unique, as most mosques have four, two, or just one minaret. According to one account, the Sultan directed his architect to make gold minarets, which was misunderstood as six minarets.