Of all of the extraordinary experiences on offer, The Blue Mosque is not only the most popular, but the stand out (Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish). Famous for it’s blue tile interiors, the Mosque is breath taking. Located in the Sultanahmet area (Old City), it is worth planning your visit in the morning, allowing time to also explore Hagia Sophia and the local area. Indulge your inner consumer and buy spices, teas, turkish delight, pillows, towels and carpets from the market near by.
Read on for my top sights to see in Istanbul.. xHermione.
A short guide for tourists to Istanbul, TURKEY.
1. Sultanahmet Area, including The Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia
2. The Grand Bazaar
3. Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar
4. Topkapi Palace
5. Bosphorus Boat Cruise
6. Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern)
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Prayer happens five times daily, with first call at sunrise and last at nightfall. Mosque’s close for 90 minutes for each prayer time. Exact times are available online. Avoid visiting a Mosque at these times. Dress conservatively, and be prepared to take your shoes off when entering.