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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Sultan Ahmet Camii

1,266 Reviews
Istanbul Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions
Liked by 61
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.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No: 7, İstanbul 34122
Phone: +90-212-4584468

What people are saying:

The exterior of the mosque is not as big as the Sofia church, but the interior is really breathtaking, with a blue tone and various delicate patterns. There are also huge marble columns. It is well worth a look and detailed.

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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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