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Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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Built between 1609-1616, this impressive mosque has six minarets. Why is it called "Blue Mosque?" There are two stories: the first, more common one is that the interior is covered in Blue İznik tiles. The second is: Many years ago, ancient sailors who sailed by the mosque on the Marmara Sea saw the blue colors of the sea reflected in the mosque.
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old mosque call sultan Ahmed mosque, this really amazing place to visit, in Istanbul Turkey The details of this mosque is very beautiful and many stories behind that Never feel enough to visit this place . Really recommend :)

Thank Kristian F
Reviewed yesterday

Sultanahmet Mosque or Blue Mosque is one of must-see places in Istanbul. we had good experience there.

Thank Amin M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great building from the outside. Was fairly average interiors. No real tour as it is an existing mosque and I felt slightly weird trying to take photos while people are praying around me. No proper organization. Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has got a tour...More

Thank QSabroad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The icon of Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet Mosque or Blue Mosque is stunning architecture. Offering a majestic view outside and a spiritual one inside, this mosque is one of the amazing things ever built. You'll take some great pictures from here, also there is plenty of...More

Thank imadelahmadi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

However you may feel about religion, the Blue Mosque will make you feel a sense of melancholy. With a beautiful marble courtyard and amazing mosaic inside, I am happy this was my first Mosque ever. Also, free entrance and head scarfs made the visit more...More

Thank Ingvil Ø
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Anyone must visit blue mosque It has very interesting history before fifty percent church and fifty percent mosque Really interesting history and very close area Sultanahmet mosque This area also Very closed Topkapi palace I visited them many times Very historical and traditional places

Thank Ercihan U
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful and magnificent mosque full of good feelings, of course, you have to dress appropriately for going. You can also use this place for prayer

Thank hosein r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Blue Mosque as part of my private tour organized by Neon Tours. The architecture of the mosque is truly a sight to behold. Looking at the dome from the inside, one can only be amazed by the construction and vastness of the structure....More

Thank TheScruffyTraveler
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing had prepared me for the beautiful Iznik tile art inside the mosque. Sublime. It is situated off sultan Ahmet square along which are the Ayasofya, topkapi, yerabatan (cistern basilica). Beautiful square to simply wander

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is acting Mosque. Make sure you have proper dress while planning to visit. Nice outside and inside. must see

Thank Kashkin
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Martin A
8 December 2017|
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Response from NanaHR | Reviewed this property |
Shops No but restaurants yes, welcome😀
Martin A
8 December 2017|
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Response from swdajani | Reviewed this property |
It's not an active area at night, most close before midnight.
28 November 2017|
Response from Afshin F | Reviewed this property |
Visitors can visit inside of the mosque even during pray time (as I did in the evening). Evening prayer will be held at 6 pm, so if you be there on 6 pm you surely can visit inside. I think after that the mosque closes... More