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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“blue tiles” (566 reviews)
“six minarets” (213 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"prayer times"
in 541 reviews
"blue tiles"
in 566 reviews
"six minarets"
in 213 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 328 reviews
"cover their heads"
in 280 reviews
"beautiful mosque"
in 746 reviews
"plastic bag"
in 269 reviews
"head scarf"
in 391 reviews
"working mosque"
in 246 reviews
"active mosque"
in 153 reviews
"dress code"
in 230 reviews
"non muslims"
in 166 reviews
"call to prayer"
in 259 reviews
"tile work"
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"hagia sophia"
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"men and women"
in 162 reviews
"amazing architecture"
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Reviewed yesterday

This mosque is build to represent how Ottoman empire was powerful and strong throw many centuries. Must see this mosque.

Thank BesniLala
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing location. I will always come to this people place. The musty of the mosque was so nice even allowed us to take a picture of him

Thank TTTroy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing architecture with wonderful inside decorations. One must not miss it in their visit to Istanbul.

Thank Srinivas777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A mosque worth a visit and a stop in silence. The surrounding area is also a great visit place. One of you "must see" things in Istanbul.

Thank Tona B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

its a definite must when you are in istanbul... make sure you make it here and take pictures from inside

Thank stan s
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see. Don't be put off by queues as they move quickly. Remember to cover your head if you are female and dress modestly.

Thank Pandora F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its such an amazing breath taking experience going to this place. It was under some renovations and fixings but it does not make it less beautiful as it already is. I will definitely go back. Its solemn and relaxing inside though nothing much to do.

Thank janeatweet
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect view, peaceful place and interesting architecture. Many people inside and outside, you can see all the races and different faces. I really enjoyed this visit.

Thank Arben J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must if you are visiting historic İstanbul along with the Grand Bazaar & the underground cistern. The architecture & decoration of yesteryear is something to be truly marvelled.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most beautiful mosques I have ever visited. The atmosphere at prayer time is so peaceful and wonderful. The mosque itself is built so beautifully the architecture of the mosque is impeccable.

Thank serene156
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UmarMajeed
December 13, 2017|
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Response from TheScruffyTraveler | Reviewed this property |
To be honest i am not sure. Try the Islamic Finder website and search under Istanbul
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Martin A
December 8, 2017|
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Response from Mansur J | Reviewed this property |
Hi a lot the shops are open till 10pm due to low season (winter months). The restaurants will be open till late. Hope this helps.
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Martin A
December 8, 2017|
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Response from swdajani | Reviewed this property |
It's not an active area at night, most close before midnight.
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