Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Turkey  /  Istanbul  /  Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul

4.3
#2 of 6,005 in Things to do in Turkey
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. Put Sultan Ahmed Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Istanbul trip app.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Sultan Ahmed Mosque
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours To Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
34,340 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fantastic place to visit open all day long for visitors with beautiful decor. One of the most peaceful places in Istanbul.  more »
  • This is such a fascinating place that I was shocked when I first saw it. I stayed there for at least 2 hours and watched around. There is a separate detail in every inch.i can't wait to go again//  more »
  • A must visit when Istanbul. Beautifully decorated with amazing domes and vaulted ceilings. Prayers are held daily so visitors are limited to one area.  more »

Plan your trip to Istanbul

  • 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.

Popular things to do in Istanbul

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Istanbul

4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Istanbul

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Istanbul

See all ›
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Istanbul

See all ›
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Nearby attractions in Istanbul

4.3
Duration: 1 hour
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
2.3
Duration: 3h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
4.8
Duration: 6 hours

Plans to Sultan Ahmed Mosque by other users

11 days in Istanbul & Mugla Province BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, romantic Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 3 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans