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Blue Mosque
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and...
Ranked #3 of 1,058 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.
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

A must see for anyone visiting Istanbul. I suggest you book a guided tour to maximise your experience. Beautiful architecture. A worthwhile visit.

Visited November 2012
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Spokane, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Only Mosque I visited”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Stratford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Get in Line!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

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

Visited November 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Impressive”
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)

Visited November 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Glorious!”
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.

Visited November 2012
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