Sultan Ahmed Mosque 1/5 by Tripoto
Elena
And right across it is the Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque, still in use today and if you want to go inside you have to go in barefoot and with a scarf on the head if you’re a girl.
Stef
Also popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is situated in Sultanahmet. You can enter for free when you dress appropriately (see 8 Lessons learned in Istanbul). The mosque is closed during the prayers.
Sharon Phang
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
Sharon Phang
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque. This mosque is beautiful, not only from outside but the interior too. Everything look so peaceful and reconcile. Do avoid visiting at prayer time or within a half hour after the azan is chanted from the Mosque minarets because mosque closes for 90 minutes at each prayer time.