Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Currently Closed
  • Address: At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-2124584468
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 2 days.

  • 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.

  • 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

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  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Address: At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Contact Number: +90-2124584468
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Timing: 08:30 am - 04:45 pm
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Istanbul include Sultan Ahmed Mosque in their plan

  • 80.69% of people start their Sultan Ahmed Mosque visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

57.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sultan Ahmed Mosque

People normally club together Miniaturk and Hagia Sophia while planning their visit to Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

People also prefer to start their day with Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This mosque is love... its has its own magic once enter in the mosque you ill be lost in its beauty painted walls , beautiful flooring and the lamps every where u can spend good 2 to 3 hours just by admiring its beauty. Scarf is compulsory they ill provide you cloths to cover your full body and yes non Muslims are not allowed inside mosque during prayer time.

  • Long lines and tons of tourists is matter of course when it comes to Blue Mosque, one of the most visited places in Istanbul. But still it's definitely a must-see and 100% worth waiting. If you're a woman don't forget to take your own scarf to cover your hair and shoulders when entering the mosque. Keep in mind to wear modest clothing (no shorts, ripped jeans or short skirts). Nevertheless if you forget your scarf or if they don't like your outfit, they provide scarfs and long trousers by the entrance. Be respectful.

  • Mosque is getting renovated so the main dome is not visible currently (Nov 2018) but I have seen it in all of its magnificence. A must visit iconic spot for any traveller to Istanbul. Be respectful of people praying though. Headscarves are handed out free to women visiting the mosque and they have to be returned on the way out

  • any trip to Istanbul will not be completed with out visiting this iconic land mark. its a beautiful and magnificent mosque which sits well with equally magnificent Hagia Sophia which is rite across the garden. the mosque is as beautiful and majestic both inside and outside. how ever during my visit the mosque was going through a large scale restoration project which undeniably dampen the effect. entrance is free for all but visitors should observe dress code. head scarfs for ladies are loaned free. an excellent location for avid photographers. best time to visit would be at the dawn before morning prayers. how ever according to our guide try avoid during visiting during Friday since it tends to get pretty crowded.

  • Wonderful! Absolutely stunning ....from outside the building you can see the massive, nicely worked on blocks of stones and marbles. Not only walls but also the massive stone blocks forming the elegant minarets, front yard and columns. Inside is another story. A masterpiece of design and engineering. Walls, colums and pillars, imam's place and the super elegant arched ceilings make you wonder how determine, skilled and patient those people were. A place not to miss.

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