Blue Mosque Turkey

Blue Mosque Is The Most Famous Mosque In Turkey

Due to the color of the eye-catching patterns adorning its interior walls, Sultan Ahmed Mosque(Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii), which is called “Blue Mosque” abroad, was considered one of the most successful examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture.

The Blue Mosque

The building is one of Istanbul’s most popular sights which brought a brand new perspective to the Ottoman mosque culture with its architectural approach preferred in its construction, is one of the stops that should see within the scope of the Historical Peninsula tour. Here is Sultanahmet, which gave its name to a neighborhood in all aspects.

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The blue Mosque outside view

History Of Blue Mosque

The religious structure located in the list of places to visit in the Historical Peninsula built between 1609-1616 in line with the order of Sultan Ahmet I is known for his importance to spirituality.

Carrying the signature of Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa, which is considered one of the most important names of Ottoman architecture after Mimar Sinan, the building is the first mosque built with the funds allocated from the state treasury.

Sultanahmet built in place of Ayşe Sultan Palace, which covers a large area on the sea-facing part of Horse Square. The palace located in the direction of Qibla purchased for 30.000 gold.

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The courtyard of the Mosque

Many statesmen, especially the sultan, worked in the construction of the mosque. Even the foundation of the building was laid by Ahmet I himself. The pickaxe, where the sultan used for on display at the Topkapı Palace today.

During the visit, the walls of the mosque, where you can find the opportunity to listen to the prayers read by the best muezzins of Istanbul, adorn about 22,000 tiles brought from Iznik and Kütahya.

Motifs of different flower types engrave on the tiles, which have a great role in attracting the mosque. With 260 windows that provide a brightness of the building, the tiles display a very beautiful display, especially when the weather is clear.

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Blue Mosque landscape

Opening Hours

Visiting Hours: 09:00 – 18:00

Blue Mosque Tourist Information

  • It Closed to visitors during prayer times
  • It is advised to wear long dresses when visiting
  • Take off the shoes as you walk inside the Mosque
  • You can find shawls and outer garments outside the building


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Tiles of the Blue Mosque

How to get to Blue Mosque?

The fastest way to get there is to take a tram to Sultanahmet.

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Nearby the Blue Mosque

There are many historical places and tourist destinations near the Blue Mosque. You can visit the Basilica Cistern, the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Topkapi palace or you can walk to Eminönü for eating fish near the sea.

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The Hagia Sophia


If you want to go to Turkey, you can hire a travel agency for an Istanbul tour or go to Turkey tour on your own.

When you go to Istanbul, you can stay in a hotel. You have many options in hotels in Istanbul. You can search on the internet and choose a hotel in Istanbul for you.

Also, Turkish cuisine has absolutely the best foods in all kitchens. Turkish foods are so delicious. There are too many kinds of tasty traditional Turkish foods and you can’t taste all of them.