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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul

4.3
#2 of 5,676 in Things to do in Turkey
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • Stunning, elegant, so much for the eyes to see you can get lost, very clean very fun to be in people around very kind very easy to approach very helpful and so so kind and generous  more »
  • Not much to see here right now because of all the renovation that's going on. Check to make sure it's open again before going.  more »

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