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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 via mobile

My third visit to Istanbul and I love coming to the blue mosque. A visit here is defo a must, its such a beautiful mosque.

Thank Zulqareen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This mosque is amazing with unique structures and design. Really enjoy all the prayers in the masjid.

Thank Shake U
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very beautiful structure in design, whether you view it from the outside or side, outstanding lights inside.

Thank MIKEWONG1951
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately a large part of the mosque is under renovation so we missed out on seeing most of the ceiling. The little bit we saw did have pretty mosaics. Make sure you check visiting times before you go as it’s only open for short periods...More

Thank londoncityeats
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must visit place. Really beautiful. IT is under reconstruction at the moment, so IT was not possible to admire totaly.

Thank mira759
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its so hugeeeeee.. Unfortunately we went on a friday so it was prayer day.. The building from the outside is great by itself

Thank OnAir695346
Reviewed 2 days ago

This mosque looks like others (on my opinion) and at the day of visit it was on repair. But this mosque is great in assembly with Hagia Sophia.

Thank jaleed
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your in Istanbul you must visit. I recommend a guide, so you can get the details. Some parts were under renovation, but still a great experience.

Thank AnthonyButts
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another architecture which provides a window to experience art during ottoman empire. Though during our visit some section was closed for construction. Proper dressing is must to visit this place. Everyone must have their knees covered and women must wear head scarf to go inside...More

1  Thank Ajay Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a stunning mosque with absolutely beautiful interiors. Well maintained and loved the whole vibe of the place. During the evening prayers,you just feel like standing outside and staring at the beauty of this 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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5 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!.