Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul - Address, Phone Number

Address: At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Phone: +90-2124584468

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:45 pm Details

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Sprawling, lavish and yet elegant, this is Turkey’s most popular mosque. It was built in the early 17th century. It’s interiors are decorated with over 20000 hand made tiles with tulip patterns. Intead of focusing on grandeur, the mosque focuses on space and traquility, bringing out a regality that other mosques just can’t match. If you hang about till night time, there are always some stalls around that will sell you souvenirs. Just mind your dress code and don’t visit during prayer time.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque Information

  • The closing time may vary during prayer time – sunrise, afternoon, evening and night, generally 30 mins after Prayer time and 2 hours during Friday noon prayer.
  • Women visitors should carry a scarf to cover their head and shoulders and should put on full length cloths.
  • Men should wear trousers.
  • The call to prayer means that the prayer is about to start.
  • No food and footwear allowed inside the mosque.
  • Clicking pictures are allowed, but should not point the other side of the camera while someone is putting up prayer.
  • You should maintain decorum inside the mosque, please put your mobile in silent mode.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque Opening and Closing Hours

  • The mosque is closed to visitors (who don’t want to pray) during Prayer Times.

The timings for prayers are

  • Imsak / Fajr: Two hours before dawn
  • Gunes /Tulu: Dawn 
  • Ogle / Zuhr: Midday
  • Ikindi  / Asr: Afternoon
  • Aksam / Maghrib: Sunset
  • Yatsi / Isha: Right before last light of the day

How To reach Sultan Ahmed Mosque by Public Transport

  • Aksaray Metro Station

Restaurants Near Sultan Ahmed Mosque

  • Sultanahmet Fish House
  • Alzer hotel: Best hotel has a great location
  • Hotel Fehmi Bey: Sea view hotel
  • Turkish old hotel

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul Reviews - Write a Review

  • Magnificent. Having seen beautiful mosques and cathedrals sprawling on acres and acres in multiples countries, the Blue Mosque still managed to amaze and leave in awe. It's a must see if your visiting Istanbul. It's free to go in and absorb the atmosphere. While you are there pick a pamphlet to understand what Islam really is vs depicted in media.

  • Amazing place, the entire area is amazing. In my 4 days in Istanbul I visited the area 3 times and probably spend half of my time here. Apart from the bosphorus, this is the other really must go place. Highly recommend walking around the entire area including spice market etc. Take a guide on a day as we did, its really worthwhile to have someone who knows the place and can explain its history in detail.

  • If you go to Turkey you must visit the Blue Mosque. I pinnacle of both Christian and Islamic history as well as beautiful Architecture that will definitely be of interest to those whom enjoy both historic culture and ancient architecture. whats even more interesting and not known to the majority is its relation to Little Haja Sophia mosque. located approximately 550m away from the main blue mosque; a 9 minute walk. If you happen to visit the small mosque. Make sure to ask a local to show you the closed off secret passageway that connected both mosques together to ensure the safety of the emperor at the time in case of an attack. It's closed off by a glass sheet but is easy to find and not guarded by anyone. Simply lift up the corner of the first prayer mat located on the right sight after the steps and it should be visible for all to see. Turns a simple trip to an amazing Indiana jones type adventure.

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  • One of the most famous mosques in Istanbul. Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. Worth seeing as there is no entrance fee.

  • This Mosque is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The architecture of this Mosque is mind blowing and made on such a grand scale. It's a must visit place in Istanbul. If you planing to pray Friday Juma prayer here make sure you get here early cause it gets really busy.

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