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Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque...
Ranked #5 of 1,156 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

the mystic feeling you get when you visit this mosque is unique, and one can't help feeling overawed by the grandeur and beauty of the inside. The only problem was the smell of feet everywhere inside the mosque, people carrying their shoes, but otherwise a great experience

Thank Lahoriguy
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I had never been into a mosque before and found it a valuable experience. You do need to adhere to the dress code but it is worth having a look and it is free.

Thank SarahLouise1984
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Designed by the great Greek architect Sinan after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople, built in an astonishing four or five years, as dramatic as Aya Sofia

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This structure is big and dramatic...I enjoyed it more from the outside, especially at night and would pass up (if I went back) going inside.

Thank Susanne C
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

like the place, the building, the staff, the area around
dislike inside is very hot in mid day in summer

Thank mahdy1962
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