Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Afghanistan  /  Balkh Province  /  Mazar-i-Sharif  /  Historic Sites  /  Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif

4.7
#2 of 16 in Sightseeing in Afghanistan
Religious Site Tourist Spot
The most prominent city landmark, Blue Mosque amazes visitors with its turquoise domes and elegant Persian-style tile work. Sultan Husayn Mirza built the mosque in the 15th century on a spot once occupied by an earlier shrine, and, according to Afghan legend, on the site where Mohamed's son-in-law Ali was buried. The sanctity of the place is measured by thousands of white doves that nest in the lush garden surrounding the mosque. Locals believe that all doves--even those with colored spots--turn white if they stay near the mosque. Another legend has it that Zoroaster also lies buried here. Put Blue Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including Blue Mosque
map

Plans in Mazar-i-Sharif by other users

31 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Balkh Province BY A USER FROM IRAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Mazar-i-Sharif

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif offers a small but diverse set of accommodations for its guests. All located close to the main attractions in the center of town, the lodgings available include dormitory-style hostels, with shared rooms, bathrooms, and toilets; and mid-range hotels with private bedrooms, and either shared or private bathrooms. The odd luxury hotel, aimed almost exclusively at upmarket international guests, provides additional facilities, higher-standard rooms, and often thematic decoration.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
35 reviews
  • the mosque in the heart of the city is unique in its use of blue ceramic tiles laid in ornate designs. The towers in particular are beautiful.  more »
  • The famous blue mosque is situated in the heart of Mazar e Sharif city. For any one visiting Mazar, this mosque is a must visit.  more »
  • the blue mosque is one of the most beautiful place in Mazar-e-Sharif and in North Afghanistan. the historical architecture is good preserved and the atmosphere around the mosque is unique.  more »