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“Stunning architecture”
Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
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The Legends of History Tour: Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and...
Ranked #3 of 1,061 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Stunning architecture”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A truly beautiful work of architecture. An absolute must for anyone visiting Istanbul. Very easy to find and visit in conjunction with Aya Sofia and the Grand Bazaar.

Visited September 2013
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“Just magnificent!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It was wonderful to see this architectural gem. When the light shines in it was amazing. It is so well maintained. They were doing restoration work and areas were draped and not accessible but still great!~

Visited August 2013
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ad Dammam
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“Great historical place to visit dont miss it”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great historical place to visit dont miss it
Great historical place to visit dont miss it
Great historical place to visit dont miss it

Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Nice”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The interior is very nice but I guess the mosque needs repairing and there are too many tourists. It has lost some of the quietness and spiritual feeling of a mosque.

Visited August 2013
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“Spectacular Mosque”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A really beautiful mosque, that needs to be visited. My advice is to go early on in the morning, as it gets quite busy. Going early also allows you to take better photos, as there is less congestion.

Visited May 2013
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