Aqueduct of Valens in Istanbul (Bozdoğan Su Kemeri)

Aqueduct of Valens Istanbul

The Aqueduct of Valens stands majestically over the hustle and bustle of Atatürk Bulvarı. The traffic below is constant, making the contrast between the historic aqueduct and modern-day Istanbul even more impressive. The Aqueduct of Valens or Bozdoğan Su kemeri on Turkish was built in late 4th century AD as a system to supply Constantinople with water from Belgrad forest.

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Balat and Fener district in Istanbul

Balat district in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Balat and Fener districts are rich in history and are a part of UNESCO’s world heritage site list. Despite being ideal for culture vultures and history buffs, the Balat and Fener districts are often overlooked by tourists. The districts’ neighbourhoods were previously home to Istanbul’s Jewish and Greek Orthodox communities. The area had fallen on hard time with old,

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Sultanahmet, Istanbul: Top things To Do and See

Sultanahmet Istanbul

Istanbul is a city with a large concentration of historical sites for tourists to explore. While having so many sites to see is wonderful for tourists, it can be a drawback. It is possible to miss some of Istanbul’s best locations, such as Sultanahmet. Sultanahmet is Istanbul’s Old Town. You will find some of the city’s legendary attractions including the

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Kadikoy: Explore Istanbul’s Asian side

Kadikoy Istanbul

Istanbul is famously split into two parts with the iconic city straddling the European and Asian continents. While both sides of the city feature incredible tourist attractions, it is the Asian half of Istanbul that has risen in popularity in recent years. On the Asian side of the Turkish city, you will find Kadikoy, a large cosmopolitan area that borders

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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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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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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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Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) in Istanbul

Galata Tower in Istanbul

One of the best known symbols of Istanbul is famous Galata Tower. You can see it from many point’s of the city — from Eminönü pier and Galata bridge, from ferryboats which crossing Golden Horn and high points of Beyoğlu district. In 2020 Galata Tower was reconstructed and today is open as a museum. From it’s terrace you will face

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The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan sarnıcı) in Istanbul

Medusa heads in Basilica cistern Istanbul

There are a lot of great historical places in Istanbul, but one of the most famous and popular is Basilica Cistern, or Yerebatan sarnıcı in turkish. Located in Sultanahmet, old city center, near the Hippodrome square, this cistern is really worth a visit. The cistern was connected to an unique water system which included also Theodosius cistern, Binbirdirek cistern and

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