Nicknamed for the blue tiles that adorn its interior, Sultan Ahmed Mosque represents an imposing figure in the city's history and skyline. Located in the historic Sultanahmet district and built in the early 17th century, this impressive religious structure has a total of six minarets, one main dome, and eight secondary domes. Originally commissioned to reassert Ottoman power in Istanbul and across the region, this mosque still functions as a site of worship today. However, the site welcomes visitors of all faiths to view its spectacular design, which mixes traditional Islamic architecture with Byzantine elements. Keep in mind you'll need to remove your shoes and women should cover their head and shoulders. Put Sultan Ahmed Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Istanbul trip app.
Tours to Sultan Ahmed Mosque
$65 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia
Duration: 8 hours
Sultan Ahmed Mosque reviews
Although you can still enter, everything is closed and covered during restauration works. Good that it’s taking place of course but you literally can’t see anything inside the mosque. Nevertheless... more »
cos of ongoing rennovation around its not much to see inside but still big and beautiful outside. impressive more »
Nice but not nice like Hagia So3
Amazing place. A beautiful piece of architecture, and you can feel its greatness even while it's under construction. Been here in late October 2020, the Mosque was fully under reconstruction, you could barely see anything (whole ceiling was closed by scaffolding). In any case, a great place to visit.
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