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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 today via mobile

Unexpectedly nothing inside but a normal mosque! Beautiful outside, nothing to see inside! Expected to see a great and beautiful architecture but there was simply nothing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 422shimaa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect place to go , a great history with g(old) past , This was my second time I visiting, but if i have to look to this for a year , i will not get bored! Istanbul is great in all the years

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yacine96
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous and very special place. Almost unbelievable that it could be built like that in those days. Gives a special feelings by the pray time. We were only sorry that we could not see all the beauty because it was under restauration.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ami8Ani
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately there is not much to see, except some open ceiling areas that hint at what the whole thing can potentially look like. So while I am not suggesting to skip it, it will not deliver its full impact until its renovation is complete.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CB12345
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have seen many mosques globally, and expected a lot from this world-known monument, but it was sheer disappointment. Meh.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rattle7
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there 3 times including during Friday prayer. Sadly during our visit in December there we many restoration, repair & cleaning works. So some areas were covered. We will be there again very soon. April 2019 maybe

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yusoff N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Again, like the Aya Sophia, the Blue mosque is breathtaking and a must to go into, it’s free to enter and only certain times of the day, be respectful, leave your shoes outside, wear a scarve ladies, it’s all about culture and easy to do!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank istanbul455
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This mosque is a really beautiful place in Istanbul. I liked it's atmosphere. Unfortunately when we were there, they were repairing a part of mosque and it wasn't available to visit all parts

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rachel S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Mosque was built by the design of renown designer Mamar Sinan in the 14th century still stand in Istanbul as a most visited by the tourists around the world.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 58hishamudina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, beautiful a must place to visit and see, peaceful and amazing building architecture, lovely and loving people, situated amongst nice scenery

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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5 January 2019|
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Response from Mr_rossduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should have ample time to visit the Blue Mosque. Perhaps a better question though is "should I visit the Blue Mosque". My wife and I were both somewhat disappointed by the experience, covered in scaffolding... More
5 January 2019|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
Yes , it is enough. But be careful about time of visiting as the mosque not open all the day . Please notice that mosque is under mentinance So you will not enjoy 100%
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.