A temple to God but also work of the vanity of men, as it was built to outshine its rival Ayasofya. It is still used as a temple and it closes during praying times; it doesn’t take long to get used to the call to prayer but Istanbul has definitely the most epic callings – they might take up to 10 minutes to complete and the reverb and pitch changes surpass the rivals (well, not exactly rivals) all over the country.
In case you are wondering about Islam, I recommend a read on it. Allah is the same god as the Christian and Jewish God, Jesus is a Muslim prophet and most of the principles are pretty similar.
Blue Mosque 06/07/12Sultan Ahmet Mh.