Spectacular but unfortunately the areas within the Mosque are limited to where visitors can and cannot go.
Great ottoman architecture piece. Friday around friday prayer quite busy time. Can be visit in max 1 hour comfortably. Proper clothing appropriate to Islamic traditions required otherwise they won't let you in. A must see in Istanbul. If you happen to see the Cairo Muhammad mosque, you will recognize similarities.
There will be a long queue, but worth the wait. Be prepared, ladies no bare shoulders and take a scarf to cover your head, men no shorts or singlets, and avoid prayer times. The architecture is beautiful and the mosaics are stunning as is the beautiful tulip design carpet. (Turks claim tulips originated in Turkey so it often features in... More
Another MUST SEE and learn architectural marvel. If you are learning about Turkey and turks then start right there. Bring your best camera for beautiful shots inside and outside (in courtyard).
the Blue Mosque is a beautiful building which generates a sense of peace all around you even though there were so many people around.
e tried to get in several times but were unlucky and never managed to make it. The courtyard was also interesting though and it was also impressive to listen to the prayers from outside.
You must must MUST see this! The mosaics are so beautiful and the size of the prayer hall quite impressive. Covered in carpets--just don't envy whoever has to vacuum. There was a line outside, so expect to have to wait...Mostly a security check, but it is worth the wait!
This is one of the most if not THE most beautiful mosque I have ever seen. It is huge! So many beautiful designs and tiles are everywhere. Coming from the living in the Middle East I thought this would bore me since I have seen so many but it was the exact opposite. It would have been cool to take... More
I have never been to such beautiful mosque before.. it looks far better than in photos. the intricate blue work on the walls is mesmerizing.It is an important place of worship and hence has its own Dos and Donts.. Enquire well before you visit.
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