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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

This visit was our 4th.it is a magnificent place to visit. Tge internal and the external of it are very beautiful. It is a must for visitors to see.

Thank 851hashema
Reviewed yesterday

The tile art inside this mosque is spectacular. It is a functioning mosque and not a museum. Remember to dress modestly.

Thank sws5891
Reviewed yesterday

Though the Blue Mosque is touted to be the more grand mosque amongst all other mosques in Istanbul - the Suleimaniya Mosque is also a treat to watch.

Thank M D
Reviewed yesterday

The architecture of this place is breathtaking and you only realize the grandeur of this place when you stand in one of the courtyards. It is a practicing mosque and its amazing to see how welcoming Turks are in the sense they allow non-practicing people...More

Thank MrsB_2FromYorkshire
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the mosque in the evening just before it was closed for visitors at 9pm. Magnificent tall minarets and beautiful dome. the park to the east is well worth a visit with views of the blue mosque and Hagia Sophia

Thank FaizalP61
Reviewed 2 days ago

Directly across for Hagia Sopia, The Blue Mosque is as impressive as it appears in the pictures ... it is a beautiful religious and historical site. It is a working mosque therefore one needs to be respectful of the religious requirements. After removal of shoes,...More

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's amazing how such a nice building has no entrance fee! This is a must if you come to Istanbul. Be polite and follow the cultural requirements, some tourists walk in without respecting the local guidelines to have their arms and legs clothed (as well...More

Thank OysterKama
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Number one activity here! Can't describe the beauty and significance of this Mosque. Certainly recommend a couple of hours here to see. A guide is a must also .

Thank george60898
Reviewed 2 days ago

While I did not tour the interior of the building, the exterior architecture is stunningly beautiful. Even if you don't have time to tour the interior, it is worth stopping by to see the exterior. Beautiful!

Thank DavidWB95
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing mosque and location close to Hagia Sophia, with stunning fountains outside. Easy to see why this is one of the most visited places in Istanbul with the beautiful interior and free entrance! Head scarves and skirts are provided to women if needed since it...More

Thank Hannah G
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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14 May 2017|
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Response from 820qamar | Reviewed this property |
I think your find the bedroom View a bit difficult find.restaurant views on the rooftop of many restaurants and hotels to find very beautiful but at a cost many hotels with the view of The Blue Mosque highlighted in the... More
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7 March 2017|
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Response from patriciabibu | Reviewed this property |
La visite est gratuite
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Ayesha K | Reviewed this property |
Yes 5. You can find the timings online, most likely. During salat times tourists aren't permitted unless going to pray. Non muslims permitted to tour only during non prayer times.