The Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque is one of Istanbul’s historical mosques. The "Blue" refers to the colour of the mosaics that adorn the interior. It has become one of the most visited sights of Istanbul yet it remains primarily a mosque, a place of worship. So let us not take pictures during prayers and women will readily agree to wear a veil. If we are wearing shorts we need to cover our legs. Everything is provided at the reception (shoe bag, tissue distribution and veils). The tour is free but a small donation is welcome.
Although peace is disturbed by the many visitors’ voices, you will still be able to sense an underlying calmness and admire its very interesting architecture and bold six minarets. (This prompted Mecca to adopt a seventh minaret to keep its reputation of having most minarets.)
How to get there : Foot and tram stopping at Beyazit and discovering the Grand Bazaar on the way. Tram only: Sultanahmet stop (black line).
Sultan Ahmet Mh, Torun Sk. No: 19, 34400 Istanbul, Turkey