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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Istanbul Top 2 in Classical Architecture

4.6/5
1,242 Reviews
Mosque
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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

What people are saying:

Its a beautiful mosque of Ottoman era.It has a distinction of having five minarets.At the time of its construction there were four minarets of Masjad e Haram,the most sacred mosque.To give it a differentiation from that five minarets were constructed.It is located in Sultan Ahmet square which is accessible through tram,taxi or on foot.Women are advised to cover their bodies while visiting this mosque.During the time of prayers non muslims are forbidden to visit.They can visit after the prayers though.It is also called The blue mosque for its blue colour

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Introduction

Situated on the bank of the Bosphorus Strait is one of Istanbul's landmarks, Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It features a magnificent and eye-catching, enormous round dome. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque, was built under the rule of Sultan Ahmed during the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Ahmed 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.
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