During our visit to Istanbul, we visited two beautiful mosques. One was the Hagia Sophia and the other was the Blue Mosque.

From construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral. However,  it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral between 1204 and 1261.  The building was then converted to mosque from 1453 until 1931. Finally, it opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.


The Blue was lovely. The ceiling looks like blue fluffy clouds. We were limited in time, only have ten minutes to enjoy the mosque.

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There are strict rules in which women need to cover their shoulders and head.



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