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“Very interesting historic building Mosque in Sultanahmet”
Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
Ranked #5 of 1 137 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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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 2 April 2018

This building is opposite of Hagia. As it is a mosque, respective casual clothing is required. No entry fee. North side of entrance has various columns, east has Sultan Tomb and main entrance.

Thank Ashank1m
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Was very beautiful, exlellent place, historical and interesting, full of tourists but any way it was great to see thia place

Thank Veriko Z
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It's big and dominates the city, only a small que, in the summer very long que. lots of corn on the Cobb sellers and chestnut.

Thank Malcolm S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this place during the weekend. Unfortunately, it was being renovated, so you could not enter the mosque.
We could only see the outside area.
This was a free activity. I would love to come back and appreciate the beauty of the mosque.

Thank Karla G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you will travel to Istanbul, they will tell you to see 4 places. 1.Topkapi Palace, 2.Sultanahmet-blue mosque.
3.Hagia Sofia.
4.Grand Bazaar.

Thank ADenizci
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