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Blue Mosque
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The Legends of History Tour: Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
Ranked #2 of 1,115 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 28, 2012

It is beautiful!! A must see for any tourist. The whole Sultanhameit area is nice.

Thank Jas K
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

You wonder why it was called "blue mosque". You will see once you are inside!

Thank Dian1220
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

I may be a bit biased on this as I've seen A LOT of mosques, but the Blue Mosque is not all that it's cracked up to be.
First of all, it looks like all the other mosques from the outside, and the inside is nothing that special either. It doesn't stand a chance next to the Hagia Sophia (although the Blue Mosque is in fact still in use). It's free to go inside, and it's right next to Hagia Sophia, so it's worth going in.

Thank no_stops
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

It's a magnificent place. It's huge!!! the tile work and the painting on the walls is exceptional. The information they provide in the brochures is very interesting, totally worth reading it.
Friday at 1:00 is the MAIN prayer so be ware that the place will be closed for visitors slightly prior to that time. The attendance to the mosque on a Friday is huge, up to 7,000 people will go to this service.
Remember to use the Tourist access door and not the main door. Also, you will need to remove your shoes and put them in a plastic bag. Bring socks!
Please be very respectful of the grounds and do not cross to the "Muslim/Prayer only section". We saw a lot of people violating this request and it's not cool.
Great place... must see!

Thank Ana M
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

A must see! The amazing Iznek tiles that adorn the ceiling, and the immense size is awe inspiring.

Thank whereintheworld45
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