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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 222, Turkey (Sirkeci)
+90 212 518 13 19
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Ranked #10 of 642 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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Muscat, Oman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Blue Mosque is one of those attractions that looks great in pictures, but is even more beautiful up close. We stayed close by, so we passed it several times during the day - and we always stopped to look at it and marvel. Since we visited during Ramadan, it was beautifully illuminated at night. As the call to prayer... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Real name is Suleymaniye Mosque, search for that. Best design and architecture of our trip! Close to many other great attractions.

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Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Mosque is beautiful. I appreciates the history and architecture of the Mosque. Dress appropriately as this is a Mosque and respect the culture. This is my first visit to a Mosque and I found is interesting and informative.

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Xewkija, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A must see. Visit early in the morning to avoid long lines. If you're travelling alone read more about the place to appreciate more what you're seeing.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is the first thing we did after arriving in Istanbul (after we had a short nap). It was early evening and it was not crowded and we had time to sit and reflect. I would suggest being around both the Blue Mosque and Ayasofya at different times during the day and evening because the rising and setting sunlight is... More

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Castelverde, Libya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Mosque distinct and has a wonderwful garden and tourists from every where the beauty of the constructionof the islamic recommend to visit

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great experience I like to come back and get more information ask more questions about it I have taken many photos and all came out very good My only suggestion is that the rug should be changed more often

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Perth WA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the great sights and sites in Istanbul. Beautiful architecture and decorations. An active mosque so need to respect the users. Apparently only tourists call it the Blue Mosque. Don't miss it.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

An absolutely beautiful building and courtyard in such a prominent position. Impossible to take your eyes away from it and amazingly free of charge. One of the great sights

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Mackay, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The history of the Blue Mosque, and being largest Muslim Mosque in Istanbul. Note that women must wear a head piece and everyone removes there shoes. Plenty of time to take photo"s and take it all in. We loved the experience..

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