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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Mosque

Business Hours

Generally, it is open during 8:30-16:45. No entry during the Muslim religious service. There is a sign at the front of the door to remind visitors of the opening time of the day (about 3 periods per day). Friday is usually open to visitors from 13:00.

Address

Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No: 7, İstanbul 34122

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About Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Situated on the bank of the Bosphorus Strait is one of Istanbul's landmarks, the Blue Mosque. It features a magnificent and eye-catching, enormous round dome. The Blue Mosque, also called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, was built under the rule of Sultan Ahmed during the Ottoman Empire. The Blue Mosque derives its name from the more than 20,000 blue ceramic tiles used to decorate its interior. These exquisite blue ceramic tiles are one of the mosque's highlights. The tiles are engraved with rich patterns and Arabic inscriptions, which are the perfect embodiment of the unique features of Islamic art.
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Helpful Information

When you enter the mosque you must take off your shoes. Women are required to dawn a headscarf to cover their hair. A headscarf can be borrowed for free at the entrance of the mosque. There are also foreign language pamphlets at the entrance to the mosque.
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The Ahmed Mosque also known as the Blue mosque and is a popular destination in Istanbul. Visitors from all around the world come to see the Blue Mosque so named for the more than 20,000 blue tiles built into the walls and floors. The mosque's architecture is magnificent and exquisite from afar and up close. From a distance, the huge dome and six minarets are eye-catching. With a closer look, the tile pattern on the walls becomes more detailed with visible scripture written on the walls.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No: 7, İstanbul 34122
These are the places that you must visit near Sultan Ahmed Mosque: Mosaic Museum, Mosaic Museum, Hippodrome (At Meydani), Sultanahmet Square, Obelisk of Theodosius

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