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Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Mosque
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Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet Mah, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 458 44 68
http://www.sultanahmetcamii.org/
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Just as beautiful as Hagia Sophia and yet somehow this place has its own identity and is quite something to see and explore. It's set up as a Mosque so it obviously is different ... Read more
than Hagia Sophia and yet it's very beautiful all the same.

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Tehran

Just as beautiful as Hagia Sophia and yet somehow this place has its own identity and is quite something to see and explore. It's set up as a Mosque so it obviously is different than Hagia Sophia and yet it's very beautiful all the same.

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Merriam

Amazing interior! It is always open for prayer, but It is not open to visitors at all hours. Be sure to check the schedule! It is free, so don't listen to people outside wanting to sell a ticket!

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Local from Istanbul

this s one of the best mosque in istanbul for history. just a great place thx

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Marsaxlokk

This is a historic mosque and popular tourist site. Appropriate clothing must be worn otherwise there is a risk of not being admitted. Beautiful architecture!

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Local from Istanbul

Nice to see, looks beautiful and it's very big. The surrounding area is nice for a visit or to shop souvenirs too.

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Foster City

No 1 attraction of Istanbul, a must see. Its known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. The Blue Mosque was built between 1609 - 1616.

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High Point

Words cannot do it justice. It's beauty alone is worth the trip to Istanbul.

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San Francisco

A great place to visit to understand more about the Muslim faith (they have pamphlets). Be aware that you can't go as a visitor during prayer times and you need to make sure you are covered (headscarf and loose clothing).. no shorts or tank tops

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Local from Istanbul

What may be the most beautiful building in one of the most architecturally rich cities in the world, the Blue Mosque is regarded as the pinnacle of the Ottoman’s civilizational might. Picturesque in the interior and exterior, and set in intricate arabesques and Iznik tiles, it towers over the Old City in all of its grandeur. The mosque is named after the traditional blue iznik tiles that were used in its decoration. Free entrance.

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Incredible mosque. Make sure you check times before you go because it's still in use and will turn visitors away during operating hours

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San Jose

Named for the blue tile found inside, the Blue Mosque lives up to he hype. It's beautiful both inside and outside, and is really photogenic. Just know that, if you're female, you'll have to cover yourself up head to toe...don't worry if you didn't come prepared - they'll provide you with conservative attire as you wait in line to enter. Bonus: the Ayasofia is right across the way.

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San Francisco

Throngs of people come to see the Blue Mosque each day, so expect it to be filled with people. Ladies, don't forget to cover not only your shoulders, but your hair as well. Pop a couple of light scarves in your bag and you'll be ready to tour the mosque.

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San Diego

The tiles and stained glass inside are beautiful and worth seeing. Go early to avoid the crowds, and ladies, don't forget your scarf to cover your head.

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Brooklyn

One of the highlights of Istanbul and an absolute must-see. Conveniently close to the other major sights.

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New Delhi

stunning inside, wondrous architecture, near the Hagia Sophia. I just wish on a hot summers day the inside didn't smell like feet. would've spent much more time there

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Jakarta

Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque is a landmark in Istanbul that you cannot miss. Again, the best time to visit is early in the morning and you can definitely avoid the crowds and get a good shot with morning light!

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Bedford

This was the first mosque I've every visited, so I can't really compare it there, but architecturally and culturally this was a very impressive visit. Tours are free but the times are restricted for prayers and Friday services. Dress code in the mosque is strict, but baggies for your shoes and coverings for heads, knees and shoulders are provided at the entrance. Because this is an active religious building you can't go beyond the main room (unlike Hagai Sophia which allowed more access) but what you can see is stunning and well worth a visit.

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Menlo Park

This mosque is more than 400 years old, with splendid tile work and a blend of both Byzantine and Ottoman architectural styles. A must see in Istanbul.

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Built from 1609 to 1616, the Blue Mosque remains one of the most popular mosques to visit in Istanbul. The architecture is astounding and known for its marvelous blue patterned tile interior which the name of the mosque was derived from. Visiting the mosque is an educational experience as well. Miniature sized informational billboards about the Nation of Islam can be found along the interior walls of the courtyard.

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Bedford

This incredible mosque sits immediately opposite Hagia Sophia. If you have the opportunity you should take a tour of the interior. Just remember to wear long pants/skirts and covering tops. scarves will be provided if your attire is deemed too revealing.

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Aliases: Sultanahmet Mosque, The Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Camii, Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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