Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque tickets and tours

The Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is a historic mosque in Istanbul located next to the Hagia Sophia. The Blue Mosque was constru...

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Go on a journey back in time and explore the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square, which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. You will disc...

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45 minutes
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Walking tours

Enjoy this fantastic tour of Istanbul's highlights all in one day. Begin by experiencing one of the most beautiful sights in the world, tour...

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8 hours
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Walking tours

During this tour in Istanbul, you'll visit the most important places of the city, in a small group accompanied by a licensed English-speakin...

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8 hours
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Walking tours

Want to see Istanbul in a day? Then this tour is perfect for you. Start by experiencing one of the most beautiful sights in the world, touri...

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8 hours
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Museums

Enjoy a skip the line admission and live guide commentaries in English at all top 8 museums of Istanbul, including the Basilica Cistern. Thi...

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120 hours
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The Istanbul Tourist Pass is a digital city pass which offers access to the most visited sights of the city during the 3, 5 or 7 days that y...

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Flexible
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Walking tours

During this morning tour in Istanbul, you will visit 3 of the most important places of the city, in a small group accompanied by a licensed ...

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4 hours
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Your guide will come to pick you up from your hotel in central Istanbul to take you to the most important monuments of Istanbul, such as the...

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10 hours
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City tours

Immerse yourself in Istanbul's wonderful history and lively culture with this day tour that takes you to some of the old city's most popular...

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4 hours
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The inside story

The Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is a historic mosque in Istanbul located next to the Hagia Sophia. The Blue Mosque was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Although it still remains a functioning mosque, it is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul and attracts a large number of visitors each year.

The mosque has a cascade of domes, six minarets and the design combines both Ottoman and Byzantine elements. The mosque also includes the tomb of its founder (Ahmed I), a madrasa and a hospice.

The Blue Mosque is open seven days a week, however, it is worth noting that visitors may not enter the mosque during prayer sessions which take place multiple times per day. On Fridays, they also close the mosque to tourists for two hours from noon to accommodate the weekly prayer. You must take your shoes off upon entering the mosque and women must cover their hair with a scarf, offered at entrance.

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How to get there

Blue Mosque Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Istanbul
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