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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not impressed at all by this Mosque. From the outside looks amazing and impresses you but inside nothing much...Also it was under restoration which covers more than half of the vault...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DCermelli
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's all in the name inside is noething special to see. These days is under restoration. Better to read something about it on Wikipedia that going there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerti Ç
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extremely overrated. At least is free. Mich more beautiful from outside than inside. Nothing else to say

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnK95072
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely mosque - on the outside it is truly beautiful, but inside the courtyard there was more scaffolding than building.. take note that it is of course an active mosque so closes for prayer - good to check before you go.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 524bethr
Reviewed 2 days ago

although crowded...and a lot of scaffolds...still impressive and worth a visit.. p.s. - all mosques are free for visit, you just need to take of your shoes and be properly dressed

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Blue Mosque visit was my first visit to any mosque and I was litlle bit disappointed. From the outside is really great, even is better when if you lookin from bigger distance, but inside is not how I vas expected.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teazivkovic
Reviewed 3 days ago

Istanbul is one of the most valuable cities in the history of the world, and I guarantee you will surely be happy from the city of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a cold wet day when we went to see the mosque. What I didn’t know, was there are 3 dome shaped buildings in this area, and it was not immediately clear which was the Blue Mosque. I can’t describe what a bad temper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bugslawson
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great looking building and well organised at the entrance, however, there is a lot of building work going on inside and so you cannot actually see the inside of the dome at them moment. So disappointed at that but otherwise it looks a great building.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paulwithcheryl
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mosqu (Masjid) and its surrounding park is very wonderful. I visited the mosque in a light rain day and it was enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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2 November 2018|
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Response from YmkS1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, January is winter month so will be cool. At hotels you will find heaters. Blue mosque is very large and have gardens & other open area so heaters may not be there. I visited in May.
2 November 2018|
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Response from CarrieRyuko | Reviewed this property |
It was kinda chilly when I was there in Jan 2018, about 14 C and rainy. There's no heating so I'd wear a coat
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