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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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It is a sight to behold. It is a mosque, a sacred place to the locals, so there are rules to be followed. You must abide by the rules - women must cover that heads shoulders and legs and everyone must take off their shoes.

Thank SamanthaW3164
Reviewed yesterday

This mosque would leave one mesmerized. Located in the heart of the city, this mosque is open to all (except during prayer times) and gives a lot of information about peace and Islam to all. Must visit and highly recommended.

Thank NabeelK118
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited in 2016 and it was an absolute marvel however the mosque is under major restoration and very little can Be seen. Quite disappointed

Thank Sameerahajat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful architecture, lovely inside. Worth seeing. Queuing to get in wasn’t too bad, there was a little scaffolding.

Thank fahmidahb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mostly under renovation. Nothing must to see. Dome is covered with false ceiling. Many artificial pillars inside to support false ceiling. Very disapponted

Thank Shazib A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unfortunately it is under conservation at the moment....So you only get a perspective...on saying this it is free and I would have regretted not having entered it but in retrospect The Haq Sophia is better at the moment

Thank Denis O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Some parts are still in renovation but the renovated parts are really excellent. One of the biggest mosques here in Turkey that shows an excellent architecture.

Thank Ersin D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A stunning building from outside from every angle but very interesting to see inside even if it was partially hidden due to renovation. You are given a bag to carry your shoes and are restricted to the visitor area. It's a massive space , nice...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a mystical yet beautiful mosque. Beautiful and huge chandeliers. So historical. A must to see if you are in Istanbul.

Thank Tulin D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This mosque is located in Sultan Ahmet area of Istanbul close to Hagia(Aya) Sofia and Sulemania Mosque. It is not blue from out side. Actually it is the inner blue tile work on which it is called blue mosque.Modest clothing and taking off shoes is...More

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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!.