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Blue Mosque
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and...
Ranked #2 of 1,089 things to do in Istanbul
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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 November 15, 2012

It was interesting to visit, but honestly wasn't all that impressive inside. Maybe that's due to the Muslim culture of humility? The Haggia Sophia, however, is not to be missed.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Men and women must remove their shoes - women need not a head scarf - very beautiful inside - line moves fast.

Thank renodomenico
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Definately worth a visit.
Need to get timings right as obviously closed over prayer times ( eg from 11 to 12:30)

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

An absolute must see of course. ( together with Hagia Sophia )

Do check times of opening each day though as it's often closed for prayer.

Thank mary s
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I really loved . Almost its the best historical site in istanbul for me.. Also its really very organised. I loved the green decorated garden outside the mosque is really beautiful

Thank dora-trav
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