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Domes and Minarets
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A picture of the cascade of domes of the Blue Mosque.  These four "three-basket" minarets are attached to the main mosque.

The Sultan Ahmet Camii, also known as the “Blue Mosque,” is located southwest of the Hagia Sophia.  It was built on the grounds of the old Byzantine Palace to the east of the Hippodrome by Sultan Ahmet I.  It was completed in 1616 and is one of the main mosques (Turkish = “Camii”) of Istanbul.