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Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

This historic mosque in Istanbul is also Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish. Because of the purple stones surrounding the interior design columns, the building is regarded as the Blue Mosque. Mosque was constructed between 1609 and 1616 years during Ahmed I's reign. Like many other mosques, it also includes a founder's tomb, a madrasa and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a famous tourist attraction in Istanbul as well.

In addition to being a tourist attraction, it is also an active mosque, so during the five daily prayers it is open to non-worshippers for about half an hour.Tourists are always wondering how to attend the Blue Mosque. There are also many other issues, such as whether there is an entry fee, dress code, where to place my clothes, etc.

Plan your trip to Istanbul's Sultanahmet region so you can arrive earlier in the afternoon. Pray takes place five times a day with the first call to prayer at sunrise and the last at nightfall. The mosque closes for 90 minutes at each time of prayer. Avoid visiting a mosque at prayer time (especially Midday praying on Friday) or within half an hour after the ezan is sung from the minarets of the mosque. Remove your clothes and placed in plastic bags at the entrance (free of charge) before entering the mosque. This is needed of all people when joining a mosque as part of the Muslim tradition. Entering the Blue Mosque is also free of charge.

If you are a woman wearing a head cover when you enter the Blue Mosque. Head covers are accessible free of charge at the door to the Blue Mosque. Place the fabric cover with the same parts sitting on both sides on top of your head.


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