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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...more
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 13 19
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Reviewed yesterday

The Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque is one of the best and most lovely mosques I have ever seen, in the traditional Turkish style. There is some work going on there at present (Sept 2018) and thus some parts might be closed temporarily ; but it is...More

Thank omer720
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free access Not allowed inside the masjid in prayer time for non muslims but still you can access after that

Thank Med B
Reviewed yesterday

This mosque got it's name from the blue tiles extensively used on the walls. Respect rules of visiting. A real monument to visit while in this historical city.

Thank Dogan S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve expected so much more from this place. First of all, I’ve seen mosques with more beautiful arhitecture, I do not know why it is called blue because it is not so blue and there smells horrible 🙁

Thank Oana87M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Istanbul several times since 1995 an I was seen the blue Mosque several times. I was been in Sultan Ahmed area where the blue Mosque located its very good area many restaurants in the area.

Thank Isa A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the top touristic places in Istanbul and it’s known as Sultan Ahmet Mosque as well. Mosque is very large and it is located in a beautiful landscape surrounded by green trees and fence. When I entered inside(main building) I had a...More

Thank Dayakanth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came today at around 12 noon and it was getting busy with tourists. We had to wear long skirts to cover our legs and I had to wear a scarf to cover my head (these are given to you - no charge). We took...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an active mosque, so there's a special entrance for visitors, and a blocked-off area inside. It's a typical mosque, mostly a large, open, carpeted area. I was surprised to see the relaxed restrictions on women wearing slacks (headscarves still required; if you don't...More

Thank GnMe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Disappointed to book a guided tour and not have anyone mention that the Blue Mosque is mostly closed (totally closed on Friday) and under construction. Had to be satisfied with walking around the outside of the building. With this being one of my reasons for...More

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Istanbul, you must pay a visit to this magical mosque and learn about the history of the Ottoman Empire.. with its 6 minarets and massive poles, one wonders how they managed to build all this so long ago.. fascinating and relaxing place

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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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6 August 2018|
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Response from SivaKaKu | Reviewed this property |
Better do not go in sleeveless tops or shorts. Full pants or palazzos will be fine. Carry a shawl in case need to cover bare shoulders. A head scarf can be handy. You can walk in with socks. They provide carrier bags to... More
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6 July 2018|
Response from Gulhameed A |
It's free entrance .
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6 July 2018|
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Response from BILMARAUS | Reviewed this property |
Fortunately, It is a no cost, must see attraction. There are cultural observations to be met including wearing a scarf for women and removing shoes. Enjoy your trip!.