During my last trip to Istanbul, I could not miss visiting one of the main religious and tourist sites in the city.
I always like to know and visit temples and churches when I go to other countries, for architecture and also to know more about that place. Most of the religious points in the cities where I pass are only allowed entry, mainly speaking of women, with shoulders and legs covered, besides the head. And this is the case of the Blue Mosque of Sultahnamet.
The famous Istanbul mosque is the only one containing 6 minarets. It was built four centuries ago, in the time of Sultan Ahmed in the intention of making a temple bigger than the Church of Saint Sophia. Over time the place that was once used only for Muslim prayers became, also, a tourist spot.
When it comes to architecture the mosque is not to be missed. Built in the classical Ottoman style, its interior is as beautiful as the exterior. The name “Blue Mosque” came from the reflection of blue mosaics covering the entire structure.
Unfortunately, it is not allowed to enter with photographic equipment nor of filming in the mosque, then I indicate that, if they want to take good photos the inside, enter with their equipment covertly and well hidden.
Speaking now in look, as I said before, entrance is not allowed with arms/shoulders, legs, and head uncovered. So here’s a tip: Always wear long, long-sleeved dresses and scarves. Shorts, pants and mini skirts are barely seen in these places, so the dress is really the best choice. For this tour, I chose this beautiful blue dress and how I forgot my scarf, everything is not perfect (rs), I had to improvise and cover my hair with this beautiful sheet.
Check out now the photos I took in this beautiful place and the chosen look. Do not forget to comment if you went to Istanbul and share your experience.