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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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This is one of the best architectural Marvels I have seen in my life I would definitely recommended to all the visitors

Thank sharjeelcool
Reviewed today

I enjoyed seeing the historic mosque very much. The Blue Mosque is a really beautiful and special place where every place stinks. Those artifacts are really great inside the stones, a great two-story place. very nice crowd. A place where everyone should visit Istanbul

Thank Trail22584186280
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This is an iconic image of Istanbul, but right now the mosque is under construction and there is not much to see inside. I did see it when it wasn’t under construction and it was very beautiful, but right now I don’ t recommend you...More

Thank Dorina75
Reviewed today via mobile

Have visited before and what a magnificent building this is. Was sad to see most of it under construction on our recent visit. Such a shame. I understand it has to be repaired etc but to wait in queues for hours and then to find...More

Thank Carole R
Reviewed today via mobile

If u want to see this place come in ramadan the holly month waw very nice and all people are togather eating and talking and to many events

Thank donmohameda
Reviewed today via mobile

We visited as part of a Turkish Aurways city tour on a layover between flights . The blue mosque was very impressive and well worth z visit. There was a lot of renovation going on when we visited and it was only possible to see...More

Thank 529sarahb529
Reviewed today

Worth seeing but go early to avoid the hordes of Asian tour groups Gave a donation at the end but was free for entry. None of the tour people in their massive groups gave donations which was disappointing, This was the only attraction in Istanbul...More

Thank Tim A
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The mosque is currently under renovation. A stunning building from the outside, not worth the queue to get inside. Our tour leader allowed 10 minutes inside, was more than enough and not entirely with it.

Thank aussieinbkk
Reviewed yesterday

It was really nice place to visit, however I would highly recommend your do either some reading about it before going or hire a tour guide to get the history of the palace, that should definitely give your visit more interesting perspective

Thank a87muhanna
Reviewed yesterday

You can only go in a small part of it if you are not there to pray. Interesting mosaic tiles. Women need to wear a headscarf which can be loaned but it would be best to buy your own locally as there are so many...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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wildwadi1
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.
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wildwadi1
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
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jolen6
6 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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