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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice and great design it 'll show you the great design and the power of Islamic specially at othmany period , you need to wear something suitable to go inside , shorts not allowed try to wear pants

Thank Anas H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This mosque was beautiful and inside very calming and peaceful. I visited it on more than one occasion and it took away my breath each time , located right opposite the hagia sofia it makes for a great walk through

Thank Aadil M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s very big and nice. They offer accesories to respect the dress code. You have to access it barefoot but they offer bags. All in all a very nice and tranquil place.

Thank AndreiVarlan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An historic mosque that was interesting to visit but with the renovations currently taking place it was not possible to see the inside of the dome. I would recommend waiting for the work to be completed before taking this site in.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing mosque. Upon entry (if needed) appropriate garments are given to men and women to be dressed modestly. A plastic bag is also given to you to carry your shoes as you enter the mosque. The mosque was also going through renovations at the time....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the most important Mosques in Istanbul. It is still a praying Mosque and you can go inside. Please make sue to wear proper attire and/or you can get something to cover from the Information Center.

Thank lulimiami17
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was really impressed by this monument which demonstrate the power of the ottoman dynasty. To recommande

Thank Ismail C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must for any one who visits Istanbul . Its architecture is impressive .Being an old structure , some parts may be under restoration / maintenance . But still worth a visit .

Thank bsingh1952
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It a well known icon of places in Istanbul and being able to perform prayers in a 400 years old mosque is a pleasing experience indeed. We made some friends as well although we dont speak each other language.... the art of communication knows no...More

Thank Amidis M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A historical marvel built opposite to Hagia Sophia. Within a radius of 2 Kms one gets to walk from the 5th century to the 15th century.

Thank shami969
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Alzahraa M
6 July 2018|
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Response from Gulhameed A |
It's free entrance .
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Alzahraa M
6 July 2018|
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Response from BILMARAUS | Reviewed this property |
Fortunately, It is a no cost, must see attraction. There are cultural observations to be met including wearing a scarf for women and removing shoes. Enjoy your trip!.
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Alzahraa M
6 July 2018|
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Response from Esmma A | Reviewed this property |
There are no entrance fees for the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet mosque) 90 tl Dolmabahçe palace 40 tl Hagia Sophya
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