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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 222, Turkey (Sirkeci)
+90 212 518 13 19
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Ranked #11 of 633 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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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful location and the blue/green patterned tile work is magnificent. The grounds between here and Hagia Sophia are great for people watching. many interesting shops around the area

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

you have to visit the Blue Mosque to feel the atmosphere. didn't like the travel reps pressing you to buy their trips.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One cannot be unimpressed with this mosque. I have visited it twice because it overwhelms the first time. Definitely make the time to visit it during the day and during sundown.

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Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The famous blue mosque is unique in its design and dates back to 17th century. The view is overwhelming both inside and outside.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The outside is stunning : Overwhelming beauty, symmetry, delicate details. In the court there was "propaganda" on posters directed at tourists. Only one religion? really? How would you like that when visiting the Saint Peters in Rome, as a muslim. Inside it got worse, a mullah was preaching in English, directed to the tourists. Was inside for 20 seconds. It... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Truly "everything" on a grand scale, a must-visit attraction on your trip to Istanbul. Don't forget to check to see what the prayer times are for the day (non-muslims not allowed in during prayers), and it will be closed to non-muslims most Friday mornings and special days. Ladies will need to dress modestly, and it's a good idea to bring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

BEAUTIFUL! The tiles were soooo pretty. The designs and patterns on them were beautiful. The Blue Mosque was my second favorite place in Istanbul.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went to visit the Blue Mosque as part of the One Day Trip of Istanbul. The Mosque Interior was very beautiful and mesmeric. Overall: 5 Stars

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved every thing about it. The architect is amazing and the imam's passion with salah is amazing. Especially at the end of the salah the qirat

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a free mosque. They ask for a donation when you leave. It closes 3 times a day for prayers. While in there you are asked to remove your shoes and ladies are given a headscarf. You can take photos. This is the most beautiful mosque I have ever visited. Wish i could have stayed longer. There is a... More

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