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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

In the beginning of the 17th century, Sultan Ahmed I decreed the construction of arguably the most magnificent mosque in Istanbul. Even from outside, the building’s gradually piled domes and six minarets makes a powerful impression (only the Grand Mosque in Mecca, with nine, has more minarets). In fact, once one is inside, the effect increases in intensity -- this is also where it gains its nickname, "the Blue Mosque." A multitude of blue and white tiles decorate the walls, platforms, and domes, from which huge chandeliers hang down almost to the carpet on the floor. As in all Islamic houses of worship, one may enter only without shoes (for tourists, there is a separate entrance). The light, filtered through 260 stained glass windows, contributes to the enchanting mood of this oriental architectural jewel.

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  • magnifique. nous retoubrons la voir avec nos enfants
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  • .....wirklich Sehenswert ( keine Angst wenn die Schlange beim Eingang sehr lang ist, geht wirklich schnell )
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  • imprecionante, de una gran paz, se siente la presencia de Dios
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  • This now museum is a must see! especially if you'ved watched the movie 'Taken' filemd in Istanbul!
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  • Tolle Moschee. wäre toll, wenn Sie auch ausschliesslich so genutzt werden würde.
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  • One of the magnificant mosque that i've ever visited
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  • great
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  • Beautiful!
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  • Really don't miss to go inside. Hard to find another place, where the beauty of Islamic architecture is so compelling. A miracle of light, space and blue tiles.
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  • Cool
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  • The beauty of this architectural gem is enhanced at night, when the Blue Mosque is illuminated by a multi-colored light show that is presented in a variety of languages
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  • Visitata per 3 volte e non perde mai il suo fascino anzi e' fantastica, maestosa e sicuramente tappa fondamentale per chi visita questa splendida citta'.
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  • This gorgeous, multi-pillared, multi-domed mosque is beautiful from the outside, especially in the evening. Even more beautiful are the massive interiors, which are covered with beautiful, colorful tile art.
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    I'm just standing in front of the Blue Mosque, and I must say it's impressive! The architecture is just amazing! Istanbul is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
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    A marvel of architecture!
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  • sorry, meine die agia sophia
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  • schön, das die alten Bauwerke aus der Zeit Konstantinopels erhalten blieben.
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    The Blue Mosque is fabulous and full of history, but its not the only interesting Mosque of Istanbul!
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    The Blue Mosque is so impressive and is a must see when you are in Istanbul!
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    Impressive and majestic is worth to pay a visit. Point of interest of the city with his own charm! Don't miss it!
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    Gorgeous! But what mostly stays in my memory is the strong foot odor of the people - so maybe the not-believers should also go on to the washings =)
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    For free, everyday from 9.00 to 19.00, tram sultanahmet t1
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    The most beautiful city in the world, straight from one thousand and one nights really
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