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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
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The Legends of History Tour: Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
Ranked #3 of 1,033 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.
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Go an hour before closing to get the place almost to yourself. Pay attention to prayer hours because you can't go inside. Courtyard still nice.

Visited October 2012
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“Stunningly beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Irrespective of religious affiliation, the Blue Mosque is a must experience for the space, beauty and detailing. Magnificent dome and tile work

Visited October 2012
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“Magnificent city with must see attractions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Istanbul is a city that everyone should see at least once in their life. It is a very busy city and the traffic is horrendous but the scenery and the attractions are magnificent. Obviously the Blue Mosque is a must for any traveller to this city. It's a wonderful construction from the outside and absolutely gorgeous on the inside. You must take off your shoes at the front door and women are advised to be suitably covered otherwise you can be refused admission. You certainly don't have to be a Muslim to go inside but you should respect their culture when you do. You will be astounded at the size of the Mosque and the beautiful interior.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Blue Mosque is beautiful and a must see but extremely crowded. Wraps are provided for people not dressed appropriately as are bags to carry shoes in.

Visited September 2012
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“The most beautiful of all the mosques”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The most beautiful of all the mosques we visited in Istanbul. Get up early though if you want time to reflect and to get the best photographs

Visited September 2012
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