We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Cold!”
Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
Book In Advance
More Info
$68.89*
and up
The Legends of History Tour: Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
More Info
$110.00*
and up
Private Istanbul Old City and Shopping Tour
More Info
$38.00*
and up
Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and...
Ranked #3 of 1,061 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
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.
Vienna, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cold!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

It's still an active mosque. Our feet were cold, even on the carpets, on a chilly winter's day.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
Thank Vienna_Virginia_USA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

25,805 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17,154
    6,483
    1,857
    244
    67
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
florida
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

One of the main attraction in Istambul you don't want to miss in Istambul. It is very important if your budget permits to do so, to have a local to provide you with info. There are people outside the Mosque which are guides.

Visited June 2011
Helpful?
Thank Wright3333
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Blue Mosque”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Like - going round with a guide to explain what there is and their significance.
Dislike - lack of respect of some visitors - going where they should not and disturbing people praying and taking photos of them.

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank Graham H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Baku, Azerbaijan
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“The famous Mosque in the city”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

each time when we visit Istanbul we could to Sultan Ahmet Mosque and each time we feel the greatness of the building and islamic architecture

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
3 Thank SNR79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“It was one of the most wonderful sights I've ever seen!!!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

The blue mosque is a beautiful religious sight to see and whoever didn't go ther I think he must go there right away!!!

Helpful?
Thank Buhazza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Blue Mosque also viewed

 

Been to Blue Mosque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing