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“OK for a short visit”
Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
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$38.00*
and up
Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque...
Ranked #6 of 1,159 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 December 8, 2014

An impressive building in and out, decorated with coloured tiles, but that's about it. Go early if you want to avoid the crowds

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