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Be Amazed by the beauty of the Blue Mosque

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The Blue Mosque is one of the famous mosques in the world known for its enchanting architecture. The Blue Mosque is also known as Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish and it got its name of Blue Mosque because of its blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design of the mosque. The Blue Mosque is one of the most popular landmarks of Istanbul and remains open for non worshippers except for nearly half an hour during the five daily prayers. The mosque accommodates a tomb of its founder, a hospice and a madrasa.

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The best way to witness the spectacular architecture of the Blue Mosque is to enter from the Hippodrome, which is on the west side of the mosque and the same direction for the entry of non-Muslim visitors. There are no charges for the entry into the mosque and visitors can make a donation if they wish.

Instructions
• Tourists should avoid visiting the mosque during the prayer times, especially during midday on Friday or at the time of ezan.
• All visitors need to take off their shoes before entering into the mosque and put them into plastic bags provided at the entrance.
• Women need to cover their head and shoulders before entering into the mosque.
• Visitors have to remain quiet inside the mosque and avoid taking pictures of the mosque & staring at the people offering prayers.

Opening Hours: Saturday to Thursday- 09:00am to 12:15pm, 02:00pm to 04:30pm and 05:30pm to 06:30pm.
Friday- 09:00am to 11:15am, 02:30pm to 04:30pm and 05:30pm to 06:30pm.

Location: Sultanahmet Cami, 34122 Sultanahmet, Fatih, İstanbul, TURKEY.

How to reach: The nearest tram station to the Blue Mosque is Sultanahmet, which is just a 6 minute walk away from the station.

Contact: +90 212 518 13 19"

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