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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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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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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
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