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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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  • Average7%
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the biggest camii in Istanbul, lovely decorated with colours, carpets and tiles. But keep in mind that it's a religious building actively so take care with your manners and keep quiet for the believers to pray.

Thank SpirosK81
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful view. Respect the timings and wear appropriate dress and you’ll be fine. Lovely historic place.

Thank Salman C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the mosque was an amazing experience. Although the mosque is a tourist attraction, you can pray any time. The main attraction was not far from the Hagia Sophia at all, all the attractions can be visited in one day.

Thank Maariya S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beautiful and magnificant blue mosque is just beyond the explanation Peacful place Beautiful arctecture and amazing place to visit

Thank Mpa H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It visit was wonderful and spiritual. Very beautiful from inside and outside. It was open for prayers tourists.

Thank Saad A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I did go inside but I can only compare mosques to what I had seen in Iran and they are pretty spectacular their. However, I believe the Blue Mosque is most beautiful at night with the lights shining and the birds flying high above reflecting...More

Thank NomadicAdventurer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tiles and beauty of this mosque is just Majestic! The tiles reflect how strong Islamic Turkish art and beauty

Thank Ummi A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The mosque from outside looks big and beautiful, we didn't go inside. You can walk around the area there, there some restaurants and coffee shops. Check the "Terrace" restaurant which offers good food and an amazing view of Haiga Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

Thank charbs1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can I say we all loved it. The mosque was amazing, the information boards outside were great for all of our family to read, very informative. I am impressed with how the Turkish people have looked after these old buildings and allow us to...More

Thank LeoneGEdwards
Reviewed 3 days ago

The work inside the mosque is quite intricate and beautiful. Its best to keep some time aside and sit in a corner to absorb all the beauty.

Thank Chetna K
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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December 13, 2017|
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Response from Kristian F | Reviewed this property |
Jumma salat is 12.30 to 1pm. If u reach in airport at 1:15 pm You need more than 30 minutes to reach at blue mosque from ataturk airport after u passed immigration and get out to find a taxi .
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.
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.