Best of Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is one of the indispensable points with its culture and its historical places. It is famous for hosting many societies and religions.
Turkish Islamic art Museum, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Covered Bazaar, Church of Chora which is a very unique museum of Mosaics from the 12th century depicting the role of Virgin Mary as the mother of God with the emphasis on her being mother rather than Jesus being the God, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome, Spice Market, Yerebatan cistern are some of the important historical places in Istanbul that you will be visiting in our tours.
Hagia Eirene, the first church built in Istanbul and the only church that was not converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul, is also in our history as the first museum of the Ottoman Empire. Located in Sur-u Sultani, the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace, within the same courtyard wall as Hagia Sophia, Hagia Eirene is known as the oldest Christian place of worship built in Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia is the largest church built by the Eastern Roman Empire in Istanbul and was built three times in the same place. When it was first built, it was called Megale Ekklesia (Great Church), and from the 5th century on, it was defined as Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom). Hagia Sophia served as a cathedral as the capital’s largest church, where rulers were crowned throughout the Eastern Roman Empire.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque(Blue Mosque) has one main dome, six minarets and eight secondary domes. The design is the result of two centuries of Ottoman mosque development. It combines some Christian elements of neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered the last great mosque of the classical period.
With its 550-year history, the Grand Bazaar is one of the most famous locations on the historic Istanbul peninsula. It is one of the world’s oldest and biggest covered bazaars. One of the most famous and visited locations, especially among tourists, is the Grand Bazaar, with its labyrinthine streets and passages. About all from traditional designs to the finest silky shawls and scarves, antiques, leather products, ceramics, carpets, rugs, spices, Turkish delights and coffee, crafts, gold and jewellery can be found in the Grand Bazaar.
In the Spice Market, you can find every type of spices you want. It offers a good experience to have a pleasant time with intense spice scents.
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