Istanbul Blue Mosque Excursion Reviews
Blue Mosque - crowded.
The Mosque is such a magnificent building,
Monument only of religiour interest.
Once you are inside this magnificent building and look up at some 20000 tiles its an awe inspiring view.The upper levels of the interior are dominated by blue paint. More than 200 stained glass windows with intricate designs admit natural light, today assisted by chandeliers. Look at the carpet, its now manufactured by machines, but was once hand made. You will be asked to remove your foot wear (Plastic bags are available to put you foot wear in), ladies will be given scarfs to cover their heard and will also be asked to cover their legs if not wearing jeans etc.. Its something you must visit to truly feel the atmosphere and wonder at the history of the building
Tour guide good didn't see Blue Mosque as Friday and closed in morning for Prayers.
Very busy place good architecture and mosques interesting visually.
Was hounded by every single store and market trader if they didn't do this they would be more successful as a result bought nothing to stressful
Architecture and history are amazing. A must see.
Helter skelter sprinter tour guide didn't understand the word asthematic, so spoilt somewhat. Too little time, and really quite small inside, smaller than you'd imagine.
It was OK.. did not see much, it was over crowded, and it was a Friday, not a good day for a visit.
After hearing so much about the Blue Mosque, I was disappointed. The people there were very rude and really didn't want us. The building itself was interesting but so was San Marcos with the beautiful mosaics in Venice! Don't bother, people.
Over-rated, lines extremely long and you only spend about 10 min as we were rushed by mosque staff as it was almost prayer time. This could be skipped as it a typical of a mosque just on a larger scale. Bring head scarf as now it is mandatory for all women to keep head covered. Carpet extremely plush inside so your not stepping on bare floors(shoes have to be off).
I learned so much about Muslim culture due to our great guide Murat. Ladies, bring head covering! I had a scarf and the ship said it was not necessary but it is! They also threw a shawl over my short sleeve shirt. You also remove your shoes but Princess gave you a bag for them as well as a tote bag. Much appreciated. Istanbul was very crowded so stick with your guide!
Very crowded. Bring a scarf you can cover your head and wear socks so your feet are covered entering the mosque.
Dilek was knowledgeable and very helpful and tolerant!
Naturally had lots of people at the same time which made it very hot inside. The Mosque is amazing however.
A favorite place. Like to feel the softness of the carpet underneath my feet.
Beautiful. Facts were interesting.
The Blue Mosque was unbelievable. Ladies must have shoulders & knees covered & they're not kidding! We were surrounded by blue tiles of swirls,flowers,tulips tinted by sun through the stained glass. It will probably be the only time you see something as unique as this.