Blue Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey) Reviews
Description:Sightseeing Type: Churches / Temples / also known as Sultan Ahmet Mosque, one of the principal mosques of the city. It ... more
Blue Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey) ... was built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I by Mehmet Aga, a pupil of Sinan, considered the greatest architect of the early Ottoman Empire, and is known as the Blue Mos
Newest Review: ... floor which make for an amazing sight. Characteristic of mosques, the interior has ornate arab script and prayer mats set up in the direction of Mecca. The largest of the rooms is truely spectacular and if you can ignore the millions of other people around you and float away then it is possible to glimpse the magical, mystical atmosphere of the place. Entrance to the mosque is free but a ... more
Customer Blue Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey) Reviews (2)
by - written on 22/05/09 (Useful, 15 readings)
The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) is justifiably one of the principle attractions of Istanbul and it is almost inconcievable that as a tourist you wouldn't visit. Of course this means that visit may well involve being surrounded by hoards of other visiters and people trying to make money by selling stuff to them. However, ignore this and the mosque makes it more than worthwhile. The Blue Mosque is named for the blue tiling inside which has 20,000 blue tiles covering the domes, walls and floor which make for an amazing sight. Characteristic of mosques, the interior has ornate arab script and prayer mats set up in the direction of Mecca. The largest of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/06/01, updated on 10/06/01 (Very useful, 193 readings)
Almost synonymous with the skyline of Istanbul is the imposing sextet of spires surrounding the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, better known to the world as the Blue Mosque. Stand near an American tourist there, and it won't be long before you hear a bitter, whining protestation that the mosque isn't blue. Well, it's true, the outside of the mosque isn't blue, so let's shatter that illusion for a start. The name actually comes from the predominantly blue-coloured Iznik tiles inside the mosque. The Blue Mosque is an imposing presence at the eastern end of the southwestern peninsula of the city, and is probably one of the first tourist attractions in the ... Read the complete review
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