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Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 222, Turkey (Sirkeci)
+90 212 518 13 19
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Ranked #11 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Just amazing! Travellers call it "Blue Mosque" but Turks call it ''SultanAhmet Mosque". If it is in your itinerary both ways, it is NOT two places... more »
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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

one of the most beautiful mosques i have ever seen. very serene and welcoming. sometimes very crowded.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The mosque is gorgeous if you look it from the outside, especially at night. But from the inside, I didn't like it that much, it smells funky (feet). But it's free, that's why we stepped in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Probably the most famous place in Istanbul and very interesting, You have to see it to believe it - very impressive! Make sure to see this if you ever get to Istanbul.

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Visit this monument with a Tourist Guide, otherwise you can't really understand the actual meaning of this tourist attraction

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Really an amazing visual and religious experience. It is a must for any first time visitors, and it is free. Avoid the hawkers of course, and there are registered guides who can talk you through the marvels that await. But I would recommend just doing your own quiet reading on the mosque...before entering, and then just sit for 5 or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Got to go see this. It is not just an ornament for tourists, it is a working Mosque that is used daily for prayers. There are certain times of the day you cannot go in unless you are going to prayers. The times are on a board outside. It is an amazing place to visit. There is a dress code,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Too many people think visiting is going to be a religious experience that will never go away. Not true. Visit this Mosque as a historical experience and see what another part of the world had done. Lots of people, with many being tourist just like myself were viewing this large complex. We were with a tour group and while we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

it is a very nice mosque, but we arrived on prayer time so we couldnt have that much time to visit, place doesnt need more than half hour anyway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

no charge, but you must take your shoes off and women must have their heads covered - so take a big scarf. The interior is very impressive - but you just admire the view, there is no wandering around reading historical info - so make sure you read the guide book first. Also - go first thing in the morning... More

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Beechworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This mosque has been fully restored and the tiles are glorious. Central working fountain in the Mosque. A gentleman also sang For us as it was the end of Ramadan.

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