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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

Editor: Rasim Terzi (Tue, Aug 17, 2021 4:57 PM)

Blue Mosque ,Sultanahmet  Camii Called by Locals, is the most visited mosque by tourists in Istanbul. Because This Mosque is Located nearby all highlights like Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Basilica Cistern and Hipodrome. 


Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque ,Sultanahmet  Camii Called by Locals, is the most visited mosque by tourists in Istanbul. Because This Mosque is Located nearby all highlights like Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Basilica Cistern and Hipodrome. 

Blue Mosque Istanbul

There are more or less 3000 mosques in Istanbul. But Blue Mosque is choosen by all tourists for visiting. Because there are about 21000 Iznic tiles having flowers motifs like roses, tulips  in Blue Mosque. These tiles, which are about 400 years old, still seem to have been made yesterday.And Also they look great.

Blue Mosque Hıstory

In Roman and Byzantium periods, Royal Family  Palace was located in this area. This palace turned into ruin due to the Crusade. During reign of Sultan Ahmet, This palace area was used for construction of Blue Mosque. 

Blue Mosque Archıtecture

Blue Mosque is not only mosque. But also It is complex building which contains a few building like Madrasah, Bazaar,Turkish Bath, Ablutional fountain and Tomb. This Mosque has six minarets and 16 balconies. Blue Mosque was contructed by order of Sultan Ahmet in 7 years  between years of 1609 and 1616. Architect of This remarkable building was Sedefkar Mehmed Agha who was  one of apprentices of Architect Sinan. The interoir of the Blue Mosque is a rectangular with a width of 52metres  and a length 54 metres . diameters of Main dome is 23 metres and heigh of Main dome is 43 metres. 

Blue Mosque Entry and Tıckets

Etrance of All Mosque in Turkey is free of Charge  and No need to get tickets

Blue Mosque Openıng Hours

There 5 times praying in The mosque. prayer times are different according to the movement of the sun. So it changes  every week.

Opening hours for visitors of Blue mosque

Open: 08:30 closed 12:15

Open: 14:00 closed 16:15

Open: 17:15closed 18:15

For visitors, Blue mosque is open at 2:30 pm on Friday due to Friday Holy Praying

Blue Mosque Etiquette

  • it should not be forgotten that this place is a religious building and those who worship should be respected
  • You can take photos and videos of the building inside. But it is not accepted to take photos and videos of those who perform prayers. Professional shooting is subject to permission.
  • Take your shoes off  before entering and put your shoes in plastic bagswhich you can get it at the entrance of Blue Mosque
  • Modest and Loose fitting costume for both Men and women. And Also Woman must wear head scarf  during visiting mosque
  • Do not raise your voice in the mosque
  • Do not eat and drink in the mosque

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