The Most Beautiful Mosques in Istanbul: TOP-10

TOP-10 Mosques in Istanbul

Istanbul is located on the edges of Europe and Asia and connects the two continents. It is a travel destination rich in heritage thanks to its great setting. Istanbul’s architecture has been heavily influenced by its history. There are around 3,000 mosques in Istanbul. Each mosque plays a major part on the city’s culture. While there are thousands of mosques,

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The Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar in Istanbul

Mısır Çarşısı İstanbul

The Egyptian Bazaar is the place in Istanbul to find a fresh supply of incredible spices. Due to its extensive range of spices, it is also affectionately known as the Spice Bazaar. You will find more than just a few herbs and spices at the bazaar, however. Vendors sell items such as nuts, dried figs, honeycomb, and the pride of

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Bosphorus tours in Istanbul: Explore The City

Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul

Istanbul has so many amazing historical sites and tourist attractions, you may not consider taking a cruise tour of the Bosphorus. In many ways, a cruise tour on the Bosphorus is the most overlooked experience you can have while visiting Istanbul. If you want to take a ferry along the Bosphorus, which you really should do, set aside a few

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Binbirdirek Cistern (Philoxenos) in Istanbul: history, open hours 2021

Binbirdirek sarnici Istanbul

Binbirdirek is the second largest underground cistern in Istanbul, after the Basilica cistern. Istanbul’s famous Cistern of Philoxenos is situated between the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Forum of Constantine. The subterranean man-made reservoir can be found in the city’s Sultanahmet District. The fully restored tourist attraction is open to visitors and is a must-see for historical buffs and culture

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Princes’ Islands in Istanbul: Why and How to visit Adalar with one-day trip

Princes Islands

Istanbul has many great tourist attractions to visit, but two of the city’s must-see destinations will take almost a full day of your holiday to explore. The two must-experience tourist attractions are Princes’ Islands and a boat trip on the Bosphorus. People often ask me whether it is worth sacrificing up to two days of their holiday in Istanbul to

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Archaeological Museum in Istanbul (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

Archaeological Museum in Istanbul (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

Istanbul city is full of great places and unique attractions. One of them is Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Located in Sultanahmet area near Topkapi Palace, it has a rich collection of interesting pieces from different civilizations such as Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Hittite, Roman, Byzantine and some from Ottoman. So keep in mind that you will spent there about 2 hours for

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Rumeli Hisarı Fortress Museum in Istanbul

Rumeli Hisarı fortress

Rumeli Hisari Fortress was built in 1452 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, aka Mehmed the Conqueror. The fortress was built in preparation for the Ottoman’s conquest of the city of Constantinople – modern day Istanbul. Situated on the shore of the Bosphorus Strait, the fortress is a massive complex with a remarkable history. The fortress is across from the

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Topkapi Palace Museum (Topkapı Sarayı) In Istanbul

Topkapi Palace Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace Museum is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in all of Istanbul. Located east of the Fatih District, the modern-day museum once served as the main palace for Istanbul’s rulers. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Topkapi Palace was home to the Ottoman sultans who ruled from the immense dwelling. As a museum, the Topkapi Palace

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Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul — the Ottoman Heritage by Mimar Sinan

Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous sites in the Turkish city. It is Istanbul’s largest mosque and sits on one of the city’s legendary seven hills. Tourists descend on the Suleymaniye Mosque during their trips to the gateway city for its incredible architecture, history, and significance to all religions in the area. Unfortunately, Istanbul’s Blue Mosque is

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Theodosius (Şerefiye) Cistern in Istanbul

Theodosius cistern in Istanbul

Constantinople, today — Istanbul, is full of different discoveries, one of them was Theodosius cistern, which was opened for visitors in 2018 as a museum. The Theodosius Cistern lies beneath the ancient city of Istanbul. Known as Şerefiye Sarnıcı in Turkish, Theodosius Cistern is one of many cisterns that are underground, unbeknownst to those who walk around on the surface

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