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Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 1319
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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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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 1319
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing place,u must visit this place, every one is welcome. Make a prayer a for us all when you are there, that is what it is for.

Thank Mohammed S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The mosque is just stunning from the inside and out! The tile work and stained glass is not to be missed!

Thank Faisal M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Check times open if an independent traveler, they provide appropriate clothing to cover up, would recommend,

Thank Nippyems
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

free input. you have take dress for woman and input after remove shoes and put in a plastic bag. my first visit and I liked this architecture.

Thank SMY83000
Reviewed 2 days ago

This stunning mosque rises above the Istanbul skyline in all its splendour and its 6 minarets distinguish it from the other mosques in the area. Inside, the amazing architecture and design is simply remarkable. Use a guide if possible since it's worth noting the history...More

Thank Mohamed S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the most amazing towers in Istanbul. It is made from stones. There are a lot of pictures, hand painted. Just magic. Beautiful.

Thank Aysun A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Turkey is full of beautiful mosques. The history behind them is interesting. Nothing special about blue mosque in particular except history. Famous attraction and must see for visitors

Thank Mutty1983
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Blue Mosque a few times during my stay in Istanbul. The interior is just stunning and the atmosphere inside the mosque is serene. I would definitely recommend!

Thank MazedaB
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was just amazing. The architechture, the beauty of the structure was very good. For amazing views of the mosque at night the best views are from the Galata Bridge. From every place in Istanbul this beautiful structure stands out.

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Blue mosque was great place to visit.. u can see it standing exceptionally from far away.. the entrance from baxar side was great.. small bazaar contains all traditional stuff.. and mosque interior is exceptionally beautiful.. it was crowded.. and they have to dress accordingly.. and...More

Thank Palwasha A
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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May 14, 2017|
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Response from 820qamar | Reviewed this property |
I think your find the bedroom View a bit difficult find.restaurant views on the rooftop of many restaurants and hotels to find very beautiful but at a cost many hotels with the view of The Blue Mosque highlighted in the... More
asad m
March 6, 2017|
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Response from patriciabibu | Reviewed this property |
La visite est gratuite
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March 4, 2017|
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Response from Ayesha K | Reviewed this property |
Yes 5. You can find the timings online, most likely. During salat times tourists aren't permitted unless going to pray. Non muslims permitted to tour only during non prayer times.