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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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  • Average6%
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“blue tiles” (566 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"prayer times"
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"blue tiles"
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"six minarets"
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"remove your shoes"
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"cover their heads"
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"beautiful mosque"
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"plastic bag"
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"head scarf"
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"working mosque"
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"active mosque"
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"non muslims"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must if you are visiting historic İstanbul along with the Grand Bazaar & the underground cistern. The architecture & decoration of yesteryear is something to be truly marvelled.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most beautiful mosques I have ever visited. The atmosphere at prayer time is so peaceful and wonderful. The mosque itself is built so beautifully the architecture of the mosque is impeccable.

Thank serene156
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

one of the greatest islamic colossal architecure I have ever seen. established in terms of Aya Sofia's counterpart, Blue Mosque doesnt loose its own inner wisdom, showed by antique callighrapy and medieval pattern. been calm and peaceful to visit this place

Thank Yusuf Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best mosque in Istanbul for sure if you come Istanbul you must try this great a place for me the best in Istanbul...

Thank Alican C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning architecture of this 400 year old Mosque. You have to cover your head and legs and take your shoes of to go in and it is well worth the visit

Thank wendyBournemouth
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful. One of our favourite places to visit. Every time we go we enjoy visiting it again and again. Best time during spring and at night

Thank Sam T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Is an amazing building and all around is historical area, all the square is beautiful, make sue of time because is close 5 times a day an small area to pray, and is worth to see it, and is a dress code require. Sofia building...More

Thank IVAN M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to visit Istanbul during February, the weather is very cold this time of the year, A very different culture, wonderful sites and history for humankind. We were not able to visit Hagia Sophia, it’s closed on Mondays! But everything es very beautiful !!

Thank Leanela B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Real beauty.we took whole day tour included many more 120 lira included lunch per person. U will love it trust me

Thank Zee S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this month ..very busy..the blue Mosque visit worth every $you spend ..every minute of the time it has its value to look and enjoy the great building and the design ..you would just keep saying..wow.. One thing we noticed..the guards were not friendly...More

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UmarMajeed
13 December 2017|
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Response from TheScruffyTraveler | Reviewed this property |
To be honest i am not sure. Try the Islamic Finder website and search under Istanbul
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Martin A
8 December 2017|
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Response from Mansur J | Reviewed this property |
Hi a lot the shops are open till 10pm due to low season (winter months). The restaurants will be open till late. Hope this helps.
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Martin A
8 December 2017|
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Response from swdajani | Reviewed this property |
It's not an active area at night, most close before midnight.
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