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Blue Mosque

A trip to Istanbul isn’t complete without a visit to the iconic Blue Mosque, the most enduring symbol of Turkey. Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Blue Mosque got its name from the blue coloured tiles that line the interior of its majestic dome. Built in the early 17th century, the Blue Mosque is the culmination of two hundred years of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture. The beauty of the Mosque’s lavish exterior, complete with dramatic archways and gargantuan domes, are trumped only by its stunning interior, which is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles.

  • Admire the finely carved and sculpted marble of the Mihrab, the hallmark of the Blue Mosque’s iconic interior.
  • Visit the stunning prayer room, where ornately decorated walls and a massive chandelier welcome visitors from all over the world.
  • Stroll through Sultanahmed Square, the social hub of Istanbul and one of the best places to grab a snack and watch the city’s diverse array of inhabitants.

Acting as the epicentre of Istanbul, the Blue Mosque is easily accessible by public transportation from anywhere in the bustling city. The Blue Mosque can be reached by metro and light rail, and the tramline has a nearby stop at Sultanahmed only two hundred metres away. The area is lively and full of excitement during the day as food hawkers and clothing stands sell their wares. At night the area around the Blue Mosque becomes a twinkling fairy tale, so it’s best to absorb this unique atmosphere on foot.

Hotels in Blue Mosque

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1 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Kkayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13 Map

Free one-way airport transfer from Ataturk Airport

Whether in heritage-rich Istanbul for business or leisure, travellers find ideal base in the tasteful accommodations and central location of Aren Suites Hotel Istanbul. This boutique hotel places... More

Friendly and traditional
The Aren suites is conveniently located for the old town attractions. It is just a few minutes walk from the blue mosque etc. This of course does mean that you can hear the prayer calls from you...
4 Jan 2014

2 Almina Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.9 / 5

Kucukayasofya Cad Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk No27 Sultanahmet Map

Last Minute 25% Off

Hotel Almina Istanbul offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of the ancient historical quarter of Sultanahmet in Istanbul. This 4-star standards hotel is just a short drive away from some of... More

Ideal for our needs
The hotel staff were really friendly and accommodating. The hotel was good value for money and matched our needs with a small air conditioned, quiet bedroom. It was windowless but that was good for...
25 Jul 2015

3 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

Ebusuud Caddesi Saffetipapa Sokak 6 Sirkeci Istanbul Map

Featuring comfortable accommodation with friendly services, the Agan Hotel is an ideal place to reside at Istanbul. GeneralThe well-equipped meeting room offers an excellent place to host your... More

Istanbul stopover
Agan Hotel is in a great location in the Old City of Istanbul. Staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant provided high quality meals
30 Jun 2015

4 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi Sk. No: 5 34 Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 15%

Boasting a 19th Century Ottoman House, the Dersaadet Hotel is a distinguishing hotel offering classic Turkish hospitality and facilities for your unique vacation in Turkey. GeneralVisit the... More

Great Little Hotel / B&B / Service and Location
The location is this properties draw card and is ideal for exploring the Old City. Attention to customer service is at the heart of staff at this hotel, from the front office clerk to the...
2 Mar 2015

5 Darkhill Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Koca Ragippasa Cad.No:19 Laleli Sultanahmet Map

Useful Information

Darkhill Hotel Istanbul is a stylish haven set in the heart of this historic and bustling Turkey metropolis. Tourists at this posh Istanbul hotel should not miss a visit to top local attractions... More

Great Location
This Hotel ticks all the boxes , comfort , food location and excellent staff The location is one minute from the tram line. Located in the old part of Istanbul with much history surrounding
3 Dec 2014

6 Lausos Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Klodfarer Caddesi No:33 Map

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Set in the ancient Sultanahmet District, Lausos Hotel Istanbul is a boutique accommodation that provides elegant Turkish comforts to holidaymakers going to Istanbul. From the hotel, tourists can... More

Terrific location!
This small hotel is in a great location - just a short walk to Sultanahmet Square, the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern. While the room was a bit small it had everything you need...
26 Jun 2014

7 Hotel Darussaade Istanbul

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

Akbiyik Cad. No. 96 Sultanahmet Map

25% Off

Hotel Darussaade Istanbul features quality accommodation and luxurious services, while in the city of Istanbul. This hotel offers comfort and convenience along with easy access to the attractions... More

love this hotel
Have stayed before and enjoyed everything about it from the location, the cuisine and the staff. Booking through your website, though the price was great I have to say, it apparently meant that we...
15 Jun 2015

8 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Binbirdirek mah. Piyerloti, Map

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Offering refined comfort and hospitable service, Recital Hotel Sultanahmet gives holidaymakers an ideal base while exploring the Old City of Istanbul. This Sultanahmet property places travellers... More

9 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad.Amiral Tafdil Sok No 31-33 Map

25% OFF

Housed in a 19th-century traditional wooden structure, Avicenna Hotel Istanbul seamlessly combines old world glamour with modern comfort and convenience in the heart of heritage-rich Istanbul. This... More

Lack of hospitality
They follow too much rules ... So be prepared for it .., because if you ask for extra I doubt you getting that ... Since I was vegetarian there was almost no choice for us ...
11 Jul 2015

10 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

DIZDARIYE CESME SK. NO:1 Map

Annex Apartament!

Whether in Istanbul for business or pleasure, Sultan House Hotel Istanbul invites travellers for a comfortable stay. This hotel offers quality amenities and comfortable accommodation to make the... More

Great location and spacious rooms
The hotel is within walking distance to the blue mosque and Higia Sophia. Staffs are friendly and willing to accommodate to travellers schedule to make them feel the most at home. Rooms are...
4 Jun 2015
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