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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul

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Nicknamed for the blue tiles that adorn its interior, Sultan Ahmed Mosque represents an imposing figure in the city's history and skyline. Located in the historic Sultanahmet district and built in the early 17th century, this impressive religious structure has a total of six minarets, one main dome, and eight secondary domes. Originally commissioned to reassert Ottoman power in Istanbul and across the region, this mosque still functions as a site of worship today. However, the site welcomes visitors of all faiths to view its spectacular design, which mixes traditional Islamic architecture with Byzantine elements. Keep in mind you'll need to remove your shoes and women should cover their head and shoulders. Arrange your visit to Sultan Ahmed Mosque and discover more family-friendly attractions in Istanbul using our Istanbul itinerary maker.
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  • Visiting Istanbul would not be complete without a visit to the Blue Mosque. You feel a sense of complete calmness upon entering this divine space and I personally could spend a good few hours here jus...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful sights of Istanbul see greatness and splendor of Ottoman construction debt and evoke the history like you ❤️❤️والكافيهات next to the mosque and cleaner calmness fiction and safe hotel near mosque
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  • Our visit to the Blue Mosque was amazing. This breath taking work of architecture shows a part of the Turkish history that is even more appreciated seeing in in person. 
  • What absolute amazing architecture once inside you will be amazed, it is just beautiful and so worth the visit, you are also within walking distance of many other attractions here so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to see them all. The queues are quite large sometimes as we had to wait for over an hour too just get inside if it is an overcast day make sure you take an umbrella as you are out in the open when you are in the queue. The mosque is closed for prayer time 5 times a day so be aware of those times. Make sure you have a scarf for your head and shoulders and that your knees are covered ladies and guys must have long pants on, you will be required to take your shoes off so take a plastic bag with you and no flash cameras inside and make sure you are very quiet while inside.
  • You can smell the history here, try to stand between the blue mosque and hagia sophia in azan time, to hear an amazing duet azan.
  • Blue interior has a calming influence. Magestic and free to enter. You will need to take off your shoes so bring a plastic bag with you if you dont want to leave your shoes outside. I always left outside and always found them when i got out. But just incase. Females will be asked to cover their heads and shoulders when they go in with a piece of cloth.
  • this is very beautiful mosque I love it ma na issa photo ma dakha ha ya both achi mosque ha ma Allah sa duwa karo ga ka insha Allah ma bi ek din yaha aow or is payari si mosque ko dakh sakho Allah mari duwah ko kabol kara (Ameem) agar ap bi esa dakhna chatay ha to Allah sa duwah kara Allah har ek ki duwah kabol karna wala ha
  • Very serene, a piece of architectural beauty, definitely worth a vist, try to avoid the high season, the line is minimum a 30 min wait. Open for daily prayers and occasional individual prayers,hamdouliLah i prayed 2 rikaas in sultan Ahmad mosque.
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