App
Download the App for Free
Help
Within the United States +1-833-896-0077 English: 24/7
Global Access Number +1-646-362-8606 English: 24/7
EN
Languages
USD
Top currencies
All currencies

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4.6/51,152 Reviews
Mosque
Suspend Business 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

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.
show less

Tickets

Tours

9% OFF
Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Available from TodayInstant Confirmation
USD 54.87
FromUSD 49.90
Full-Day Istanbul City Tour From Cruise Port
Full-Day Istanbul City Tour From Cruise Port
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromUSD 89.90
Half-Day Istanbul City Tour From Cruise Port
Half-Day Istanbul City Tour From Cruise Port
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromUSD 74.90

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.
Show More

Special Events

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.
Show More

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

Reviews

Write a Review
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 100

Attractions Near Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Seraglio Point
Seraglio Point
<100m away
Istanbul
Istanbul
4.3/5103 Reviews
<100m away
Walls of Constantinople
Walls of Constantinople
4.4/569 Reviews
Historical Site
<100m away
Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet District
4.1/536 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
<100m away

Restaurants Near Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Hotels Near Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Hotel Djem
Hotel Djem
4.6/513 Reviews
135m away
Ararat Hotel
Ararat Hotel
4.4/511 Reviews
143m away
GLK Premier the Home Suites & Spa
GLK Premier the Home Suites & Spa
4.5/535 Reviews
149m away