Are you ready for another little question from Viajando Fácil about your travel knowledge? This time we will test your photographic memory: How many minarets does the Blue Mosque have?

The famous Blue Mosque (Blue Mosque), located in Turkey, in the city of Istanbul, is a World Heritage Site. It is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and was built between 1609 and 1617, on the site where the Great Palace of Constantinople used to be; in front of Hagia Sophia, which at that time was the most revered mosque in Istanbul and the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which had great symbolic value for being the sports and social center of the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

 

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That's right, 6 minarets!
It is common for mosques to have one, two or four minarets. But the Blue mosque was built with 6.
The legends say that it was a communication problem: the sultan had asked that minarets be built in gold (altin), but the architect would have understood six (alti).
This ended up generating a great deal of controversy for Sultan Ahmed I, since the Great Mosque in Mecca (the most important for Muslims) also had 6 minarets.
That is why Ahmed I sent his architect to Mecca, where a seventh minaret was built for the Grand Mosque (which today has 8).

Ixi…. there are actually 6 minarets!
It is common for mosques to have one, two or four minarets. But the Blue mosque was built with 6.
The legends say that it was a communication problem: the sultan had asked that minarets be built in gold (altin), but the architect would have understood six (alti).
This ended up generating a great deal of controversy for Sultan Ahmed I, since the Great Mosque in Mecca (the most important for Muslims) also had 6 minarets.
That is why Ahmed I sent his architect to Mecca, where a seventh minaret was built for the Grand Mosque (which today has 8).

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#1. Do you know how many minarets (towers that project on the sides), 64 meters each, were requested by Sultan Ahmed I to adorn the mosque?

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