Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Weather :

Timings : Closed to nonworshippers during 6 daily prayer times

Entry Fee : Free

Planning a Trip? Ask Your Question

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul Overview

This huge and beautiful mosque right opposite the Hagia Sofia is famous for its blue interiors and hundreds of thousands of detailed decorations.

The mosque was built by Sultan Ahmed in 1616 as a show of Ottoman power. It is perhaps Istanbul's most picturesque building, complimented by the breathtaking architecture inside. The mosque gets its unofficial nickname from the fact that it has more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles adorning the interiors, displaying many stunning designs. There are upwards of 200 stained glass windows for natural lighting, all showcasing different patterns and works. The mihrab itself is beautifully carved out of marble. On the outside the mosque has a collection of domes, and 6 towering minarets. It has a huge courtyard which gives you a perspective of the grandeur of the mosque. The mosque is still commonly used for worship, and is closed for tourists or visitors during the 6 prayer times of Muslims in the day.

Read More on Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Best Time To Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

All year round

Top Hotels In Istanbul

Top Hotels Near Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Reviews

Your rating

Have a Question on Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)?