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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...more
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Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 458 44 68
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A historical and reputable building constructed in the 17th Century. A very poular site in Istabul worth visiting. Long wear and wrapping are required to avoid exposing. Quite a number of historical ruins and monuments are around the area too.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This Mosque looks amazing from the outside, we felt a little disappointed when we entered the majestic building as we found that most Inside and the ceiling was undergoing refurbishment work, it is the blue celing that has the Wow! factor and what everyone wants...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jasvir C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

That’s the place you don’t wanna miss a structural at home is a beautiful mosque we really enjoyed it

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Words are never adequate to give a review of a wonderful place that is an historic icon of the amazing Turkish past and present. You can’t get a full understanding of this place without visiting it though even then it is hard to comprehend the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank WoIman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit despite the queue to get in. I took my own headscarf but they had plenty to hire if you forget. It was extremely busy but that was only to be expected really.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank scout6010
Reviewed 3 days ago

The bue mosque i under an endless renovation. Our guide guessed they had been at if for 10 years. But it is still worth the visit. The blue mosque is still an operating mosque so that it is closed the the visitors 5 times a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing to see on the inside. Fake pillars etc... it is a construction ground. For the looks of it - seemed like it is not going to change

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank andresaQ1511YR
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the blue mosque but unfortunately was under repair the part we were allowed to see there wasn’t much there but still prayed and left

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Anees H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Because of extensive renovations, the viewer can't really appreciate the beauty of the domes that are presently covered. Photos of the interior in books reveal a truly mind boggling architectural wonder that one cannot see due to the scaffolding.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Dick S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicest mosque I visited in Istanbul and women were allowed in the main area. Beautiful tiles on the walls and ceiling. Bring your own head scarf or you can borrow one from the mosque. The washrooms are atrocious, bring your own toilet paper.

Date of experience: November 2019
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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August 25, 2019|
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Response from alisha697 | Reviewed this property |
You can enter the blue Mosque also known as Sultan Ahmet Mosque At any time of the year as it is a fully functioning Mosque Please ensure you enter it with appropriate clothing as it is a functioning Mosque
Hasan S
August 24, 2019|
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Response from RazSunshine | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
July 25, 2019|
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Response from anhanja | Reviewed this property |
I have noticed tour guides outside the building & around Hagia Sofia - they offer you tour instantly, but then also try to check in with your hotel / tourist office if they can recommend you someone.
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