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“the chant echoes through the city and soul”
Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
Ranked #6 of 1 159 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 28 June 2018

the idyllic building of Istanbul and possibly the most illustrated
in fact, the visit turns out to be just a way of making contact with the Muslim, because inside the beauty is not great.
in fact, comparing with the exterior grandeur the interior falls far short.

it is imperative to live calmly (at a distance) the call for prayers in the afternoon.
the chant echoes through the city and soul ... chilling!

Thank Alfredo C
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

It is still a functioning mosque, so not a museum. Could get crowded. At on of the gates stroller/wheelchair ramp is provided. Plenty info about Islam is displayed in the yard. Saw many visitors going in while the time was for prayer and signs say don't go in but they still do and not covered as shown in the instructions.

Thank Muhammad F
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Indeed a beautiful mosque. Perfectly designed. Try to visit early during the day to avoid crowd. Unfortunately lot of renovation was going around when we visited. It also has a beautiful garden outside with lot of tulips

Thank Nehachopra2003
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

WOW. Very impressive. It was so amazing to see something so beautiful especially when you think about the time it was built.

Thank Emad B
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The blue mosque is stunning in every light but unless you’re a film crew or a male Muslim you aren’t going to see the best part of it.

It’s a shame. I still recommend it but Hagia Sophia is much better.

Thank Jody J
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