The Blue Mosque

Local nameSultanahmet Camii
LocationIstanbul, Turkey

One of the dominants of the old part of Istanbul is also known as the Blue Mosque, thanks to the blue paint used to decorate the interior. Being just a stone’s throw away from Hagia Sophia, this mosque belongs to one of the most popular sights in Istanbul.

The complex with its five main domes, eight secondary domes and a vast inner courtyard covers the area of more than 11,000 square meters and its six minarets dominate the skyline of Istanbul.

When you enter the mosque, you might feel like you are inside a beautiful kaleidoscope. The decoration composed of more than 20,000 ceramic tiles is simply breath-taking.

Note that certain dress code is required – every visitor should wear long trousers or skirt and a sleeved shirt. Women are also expected to wear a scarf to cover their hair. Also, you must take off your shoes before entering the mosque.

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Opening hours

Daily: 8:30 am - hour before dusk

The Mosque is closed for tourists during praying times.

Admission

Free admission.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sultanahmetcami/

Email info@sultanahmetcamii.org

Phone +90 212 518 1319

Address 7 Atmeydanı Caddesi, 34122, İstanbul

Coordinates 41°0'18.943" N 28°58'36.741" E

Tours and activities: The Blue Mosque

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from 113 USD

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from 40 USD

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from 39 USD

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