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“No trip to Istanbul would be complete without coming here”
Review of Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque
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US$38.00*
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque...
Ranked #6 of 1,176 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 3 weeks ago

The is some renovation work going in, the same applies to most sites; however, at the Blue Mosque it does not spoil the experience.

Beautiful exterior and nice to walk around it, it is even more impressive when inside; even you a male Muslim you can see the while mosque and it is a shame most people cannot see the beauty to the full extent.

I think the most impressive thing about it was standing in Sultanahmet Square at night and listening to the call-for-pray from the mosque and Hagia Sophia, the night lighting showing the exterior beauty of the building.

If you wish to make a donation for the maintenance of the mosque, they provide you with a donation voucher and for those (men and women) who need to cover themselves properly, they provide suitable clothing and scarves.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Mosque is definitely must see in Istanbul, just please, when you are there, respect the culture and traditions. In Muslim u have to clean yourself before going to mosque and play( or just visit) ladies must wear skirts,preferably long, cover their hair and shoulders. If you didn’t get ready for that you can’t borrow scarfs and skirts for free before entering. Make sure to speak quietly and just look around enjoying the master piece.

I really enjoyed and it was first mosque in my life. My only wish, it wasn’t under construction because it’s loosing it’s wow factor with that amazing roof and chandelier.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly great interior painting on the walls and the dome. You need to remove your shoes and carry in a plastic cover provided. dress code applies here.

Thank SivaKaKu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place a must vist if you are in Istanbul i really recommend it clean and big outside a lot of food choices and great restaurants

Thank Mohamed Amine M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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