The exterior of the mosque itself boasts 66 domes and semi domes in a pyramidal arrangement, as well as two minarets. The main dome measures 36 meters in height, and is supported by four flanking semi-domes.
Turkey is far far more than only well-known All inclusive resorts. This reputation makes Turkey definitely not the most attractive holiday destination. But I was always dreaming to see the country of natural marvels and reach history, the famous beautiful city of Istanbul that unites Asia and Europe, Christianity and Islam, combines diverse cultural and traditional heritage. It was also interesting for me as one of the few countries of first Christians. So, despite the reputation of the resort/sea/beach country I planned my trip to Turkey avoiding sea sides and discovering the country from inside. The impression was unpredictable: wow! I loved it!