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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 yesterday

Lines of tourists, rude gate keepers shouting about shoes, scarves, etc. There are so many beautiful mosques in Istanbul better and less crowded than this- go to one of them.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed yesterday

right across from the aya sofia is this architectural wonder. beautiful inside and out. its free to enter but would absolutely be worth paying. dress accordingly.

1  Thank WTH9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you visit Istanbul, why you don't go Blue mosque..absolutely beautiful heritage even we are not Muslim. Highly recommended, just check the visitors time table.

1  Thank Min young P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing, magic atmosphere. Go without any doubt! Magnificent, highly scenic when illuminated at night.

Thank Dario Sara B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a interesting experience, In a good way. beautiful architecture. Some guy outside told us the first time it was closing, so we came back later same day and got the same from another guy. But we decided to check for our self, and...More

Thank Kristrún Ýr E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This mosque is a very beautiful place. It has a good location. You can go to the location and visit this place, Topkapi palace and Haghasufia mosque at once. We went there on Eid day so be careful that in these religious days, they are...More

Thank Mina S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've never been to a mosque before. I wondered how I would feel as a feminist and atheist. It was an interesting experience. I visited at the time of Ramadan. It wasn't a choice I made. I'm not sure if it's busier at this time...More

Thank Zelda_of_Arel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It always amazes me to visit ancient buildings and this was no exception. The architecture is beautiful and like most mosques very stunning. Watch out for "fake" tour guides. We had a guy approach us and said because it was Eid he would like to...More

Thank Arlin F
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a large building but not particularly attractive, either inside or out. The main claim to fame is that it has survived for several centuries. Western European cathedrals make much better use of architectural features and light. Also the security is very intimidating. On our...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning, full of history, must see. Situated in the square with the beautiful park and fountain opposite the Hagia Sofia Close to the trams, cafes and tourist shops. Ladies need long skirt or dress or trousers and long sleeved tops and a shawl to...More

Thank RJnJA
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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What is the hotel with the best view of blue mosque from the bedroom?
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
how much does it cost to visit the mosque? or is it free?
March 6, 2017|
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Response from patriciabibu | Reviewed this property |
La visite est gratuite
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riaz b
Are there five. daily prayers here. ?
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.