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Blue Mosque
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Ranked #2 of 1,089 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: No
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.
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Nearly didnt get to see this as it was prayer time and no visitors are allowed in. Check prayer times and go shortly afterwards. Its free entrance and well worth the visit.

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

In Sultanahmet area,an amazing architectural construction with its 6 minarets...Definitely it is one of the Musts in İstanbul for any local or international guests.Pls allow at least an hour to visit it.Recommended.

1  Thank junior1907
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Worth the visit to see and appreciate the architectural marvel. The grounds were very clean and its beautifully lit up at night. I just wish certain tourists are more aware of the cultural taboo's, especially the dress codes, just for the respect of the place they visiting.

1  Thank DaPunch
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

What a beautifully constructed Mosque, a must see when in Istanbul. Both from the outside and in you will be amazed with the architecture and design. Me and my wife were besotted, we were lucky enough to see the inside just in time before the afternoon prayers started. It was a sight to see and take pictured. Outside is a very peaceful and lovely place to take pics with the park and waterfall etc.

1  Thank Has J
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Lovely to see against the blue skies of Istanbul. The area that surrounds it is really nice and relaxing. Loved the blue iznik tiles on the interior and the stained glass windows.

1  Thank wendy12104
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