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Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 11:30, 13:00 - 14:30, 15:30 - 16:45
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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Reviewed today

It was amazing to be able to go into a mosque like this. You are given the respectful garb, so you don't have to worry about how to dress. Very interesting and unique experience.

Thank mareer9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alot of walking here. When I visit the mosque there was reconstructions but still I enjoyed it. You will have to pay to see inside.

Thank Iman A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's beautiful to look at. Go when it first opens in the morning for visitors at 8:30am. You don't need a guide. Enter from the back.

Thank monsternina
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't say you've visited Istanbul unless you've seen the Blue Mosque (also known as Sultan Ahmet Mosque)... It's a must visit magnificent site sharing a common spacious garden with Hagia Sophia. Activities that can be done there include: Praying, admiring the elegant historical architecture,...More

Thank Rim1986
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning inside and out. Can only enter the mosque as a visitor at certain hours. They are signposted around the Mosque and didn't exactly match those I saw online. They provide headscarfs and long trousers for you to put on as required. You must...More

Thank skelly8
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. It is a perfect experience as are the winding...More

Thank Kenn V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sweet historical place. There are other nice places near-by. Cafes and restaurants are near-by. If you want to eat, try to take the train to Yusuf Pasha...many wonderful restaurants at HALF the price.

Thank MoeCPA
Reviewed 2 days ago

Architectural marvel free to enter but most impressive from outside. Impressive from every angle and Istanbul's must see.

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really worth the visit, a beautiful, and ornate building and a working Mosque. Be prepared to don some leggings or skirts and a shawl to cover yourself appropriately, but these are free and gladly given.

Thank Nicholas L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful building steeped in History of who owned it first and its conversion. Worth the visit just to see the sheer magnitude in terms of size.

Thank HighstandardNats
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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14 May 2017|
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Response from 820qamar | Reviewed this property |
I think your find the bedroom View a bit difficult find.restaurant views on the rooftop of many restaurants and hotels to find very beautiful but at a cost many hotels with the view of The Blue Mosque highlighted in the... More
asad m
6 March 2017|
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Response from patriciabibu | Reviewed this property |
La visite est gratuite
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Ayesha K | Reviewed this property |
Yes 5. You can find the timings online, most likely. During salat times tourists aren't permitted unless going to pray. Non muslims permitted to tour only during non prayer times.