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Blue Mosque

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Sultanahmet
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 25 other guides
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Address: Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 518 1319
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Today
08:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 14:30
15:30 - 16:45
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Hours:
Fri 13:30 - 15:30
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 14:30
15:30 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

Built between 1609-1616, this impressive mosque has six minarets. Why is it...

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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this mosgue maybe one of the best architecture at world ; from the first view your heart love it ; inside it's huge space ( remembering the gotiques period in christian ) the man... read more

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this mosgue maybe one of the best architecture at world ; from the first view your heart love it ; inside it's huge space ( remembering the gotiques period in christian ) the man a small comparing the huge building of guard ; suggest tom all people to visit it as soon as possible ; it's going to renovated for... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its amazing to visit this place when we were in Istanbul. Our first day of tour was Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul or popularly known as Blue Mosque. It has a magnificent hand painted blue tiles adorn the mosque's interior walls. This mosque sits next to the Hagia Sophia which is another popular tourist site that we visited as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's Sultanahmet mosque as it's called locally Only from inside it has blue mosaic and artwork thus the name blue mosque! A must see location if you're visiting Istanbul

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It's a must visit! Here are some tips: In the winter, it's the best to take pictures in the morning, otherwise the sun will be behind the mosque and you won't be able to see anything - Try to come around 9-10am. If you wanted to go inside, you'll have to dress appropriately. For men, no shorts or sandals, or... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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A very big mosque. Tourist friendly, you can get more info about Islam at the entrance of the masjid.

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This is an actual mosque that locals come and pray. So please be respectful! There are two entrences, one for those that come to pray and the other entrence which is on the right side of the main entrence is for visitors. They will provide you with head and full body covers free of charge. And you must take your... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sultan Ahmed mosque or as its famous as Blue mosque is one stunning piece of architecture. I can just imagine, praying under those beautiful dome and stunning art must be surreal. Blue mosque is a major attraction in Istanbul and it is walking distance from Ayo Sofia or Topkapi palace, so not to be missed. Just be decently dressed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is so peaceful that you can forget the huge, noisy, rushing city around you.Absolutely magnificent. One of the most spectacular sights

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sultan Ahmet mosque or blue mosque sits next to Hagia Sophia and one van combine both places to visit in one go.It is very magnificient and the blue tiles adorn the entire mosque.the call of prayers cast a magic on the listeners.we offered salat Asr there ,and th Azan was mesmerising.It has six minaretes and look enchanting at night... More 

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We hired a local guide to show our family of four the sights, sounds and flavors of Istanbul. Money well spent. There's so much we would have missed and he took care of the tickets and the timing. Visiting the Blue Mosque was a wonderful cultural experience for us as we are not Muslims. We happily covered ourselves and went... More 

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Sultanahmet
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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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