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Be mesmerized by the tiles inside the Blue Mosque

Attractions Religious buildings and sites Fatih Blue Mosque

What is it? The Sultanahmet Mosque, or better known as the Blue Mosque due to the prominent color of its majestic interior, is a historic mosque built in the early 17th century during the reign of Ahmed I. 

Why go? Among the city’s most famous landmarks, the Blue Mosque’s interior walls are adorned with over 20.000 hand-painted blue tiles, which are bathed in natural light filtering in from more than 200 windows – a dazzling sight to behold. Note that the Blue Mosque is still a functional mosque and visiting is forbidden during prayer times.

Don’t miss: The iron chain hanging over the central entrance to the courtyard was supposedly put in place to remind the sultan to lower his head in humility each time he entered the grounds on horseback.

The Sultanahmet Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque due to the prominent color of its majestic interior, was built in the early 17th century during the reign of Ahmed I and is among the city’s most famous landmarks. Situated opposite the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque is still a functional mosque and visiting is forbidden during prayer times.

Address:At Meydanı Caddesi No: 7, Fatih
İstanbul

Price:Free
Contact:www.sultanahmetcamii.orgCall Venue
Opening hours:Open daily between 08:30-11:30, 13:00-14:30, 15:30-16:45. Open Friday after 13:30.

Source: TimeOut / Istanbul

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