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A visit to the Topkapi Palace enables you to visualize how life was lived in an Ottoman Palace, with its fabulous Treasury, Porcelain Pavillion, and the recently resto¬red Harem quarters.
The most magnificent museums in the world Hagia Sophia ,you will be captivated by the beauty ,of this ancient basilica, with its mosaics, nartex, galleries and incomparable architecture, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century.
There are three distinct shopping the first decidedly Oriental, the last determinedly pean, and one peculiarly Istanbul. The best to be found in old Istanbul, at the great Covered (Kapalicarsi) Grand Bazaar . In over 4,000 minute shops in a fascinating maze of crowded and alleys, you will find among masses of modern trash an [...]
Chora Museum a former Byzantine church, mark the beauty of its frescoes and mosaics the most outstanding example of this period will leave you breathless. Church of St. Saviour in Chora. The interior of the church is adorned with magnificent mosaics representing Virgin, Christ and dating from the fourteenth century, best specimens of the Byzantine [...]
The Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, situated near the Byzantine Hippodrome near Saint Sophia, and better known in the West under the name of “Blue Mosque“, one of the most beautiful in Istanbul. It was built 1609 – 1616 in the reign of Sultan Ahmet by the Mehmet Aga. This mosque is the only one in [...]
Underground Cistern “The Sunken Palace”, the Byzantine in the sixht century. It has 336 pillars. One of the biggest Byzantine cisterns of Istanbul, is the only one which still contains water.
Hippodrome see the famous obelisk from Egypt, a remarkable pink granite monument built 3,500 years ago The Byzantine Hippodrome, with the Obelisk of Theodosius, was brought from Heliopolis, Egypt, and the Serpentine Column from Delphi during the reign of Constantine.
Blue Mosque ; Sultan Ahmed Mosque is historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Blue Mosque was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice.