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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 11:30, 13:00 - 14:30, 15:30 - 16:45
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The mosque is obviously lovely and the views are just amazing. Hagia Sofia and blue mosque both being right opposite to each other does make this compound a must visit. Entry is free to the mosque, and they provide wrap arounds For head and bottoms(if...More

Thank Vishalhere
Reviewed 2 days ago

Keep in mind the days and timing before taking this tour.A must visit if you are in Istanbul.You will be given a kind of robe to cover yourself before entering the mosque.The mosque is very beautiful and the tour takes about 1 hour.

Thank Anju J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Breathtaking mosque, with history dripping off every corner and stone. A definite must go see if in istanbul.

Thank ErikTopal
Reviewed 2 days ago

This edifice is beautiful on a grand scale. A must see. But few muslims are in attendance. A guide said "Many are called but few come." To the religious services. When you go to Turkey, you know from the flavor that you are in a...More

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 2 days ago

It seems a strange thing to criticise a working mosque for not being very interesting, but really unless you have a specific interest in Ottoman architecture, I wouldn't say it's entirely worth the effort of dressing in long trousers on a hot day, and then...More

Thank Darrel B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

(Blue Mosque) Sultanahmet mosque a nice place to see how old buildings were bult with good decorations

Thank Sultan A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I found the mosque to be more beautiful on the outside than the inside, however, it was still nice to see it. It is very simple on the inside while most of the beautiful details are shown on the outside. Know before...More

Thank LizandAlex M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the moment one steps off the tram at Sultanahmet Station and gazes for the first time at the Blue Mosque opposite, one will find it very difficult not to be awestruck. Pictures simply do not do the building justice, in neither its enormous size...More

1  Thank GandalfTheDrunk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's must seen place in Istanbul. Many attractions are located at the walking distance. Grate atmosphere, charming building along with historical are.

Thank R M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This mosque is second best in my list of all time best mosques. Fantastic structure and great architecture.

Thank sayanjeetm
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
asad m
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.