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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

Recommended hotels

From US$100

1 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

Cagaloglu Hamam Sok. No 6 Sultanahmet Map

Free Fruit Plate-Mineral Water

Located right in the heart of the historic peninsula Agora Life Hotel Istanbul offers vacationers a convenient base while visiting the Turkish capital for a long holiday or a weekend break. This... More

Outstanding staff and great hotel
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel. The staff were helpful and nothing was too difficult for them. They took care of reservations, organised tickets, guides helped out with shopping....and more
28 Sep 2014
From US$108

2 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
From US$56

3 Sarnic Boutique Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. No:26 Map

FREE ENTRANCE TO PRIVATE BYZANTINE CISTERN!

Sarnic Hotel Istanbul provides quality accommodation and professional services for travellers in Istanbul. Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Yerebatan Cistern, Leander's Tower, Haghia Sophia and... More

From US$53

4 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
From US$49

5 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

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

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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
From US$70

6 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13 Map

Book & Save 5% with Non Refundable

Ideally located within easy access to area attractions, Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul offers holidaymakers a convenient and elegantly-appointed base while discovering the heritage-rich Istanbul. This... More

From US$103

7 Levni Hotel & Spa

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

31 Ebusuud Cad Map

Free SPA, WiFi, Water, Concierge

Boasting Turkish luxury and art, Levni Hotel & Spa Istanbul places business and leisure travellers in a contemporary haven in old Istanbul. Vacationers can begin their tour of the city by viewing... More

From US$175

8 Hotel Ibrahim Pasha

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Terzihane sok. 7, Sultanahmet Map

Hotel Ibrahim Pasha Istanbul offers cosmopolitan travellers visiting the historic centre of Turkey slick modernist accommodations with touches of Ottoman influence. The hotel places visitors within... More

Excellent, couldn't fault it.
What a great little hotel. Located 100metres from the Blue Mosque and 5 min walk to the tram. Perfect for exploring Istanbul. The stag were very helpful and knowledgeable, nothing was a problem....
13 Mar 2015
From US$93

9 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
From US$51

10 Dara Hotel And Family Rooms

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 - Sultanahmet / Istanbul Map

SAVE 20%

Featuring cosy accommodation and convenient facilities, Dara Hotel Istanbul is the perfect place to reside and explore the surrounding areas. Tourists can visit Arkeoloji Muzesi, an amazing museum... More

I am seeking a refund
I have stayed at the Dara Hotel in the past so I know its location and the type of rooms available. This is why I booked it again for my one night stay in Istanbul. This is also why I was willing...
6 Apr 2015
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