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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Blue Mosque (SultanAhmet Camii) in Istanbul

Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey

The Sultan Ahmet Mosque or Blue Mosque is one of Istanbul’s most iconic historic al landmarks. It is so named because of the blue tiles used on the walls of the interior. It is an important part of the city’s skyline with its six spectacular minarets. The mosque also exudes one of Istanbul’s most reverberating calls to prayer six times

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Taksim and Istiklal Street and — TOP things What to Do and See!

Taksim and Istiklal street in Istanbul

Istiklal Street is a must for all tourists in Istanbul. The name means “Independence Avenue” and is a long and colorful pedestrian street and grand boulevard that cuts through Beyoglu and located by Taksim Square. It is brimming with excitement and full off shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows. Taksim means “division” or distribution”, and it was the focal point where

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Turkish carpets (kilim): what is it and how to buy the perfect rug

Turkish carpets in Istanbul

Most of the tourist who visited Turkey heard about famous turkish rugs — kilim. What is it?Kilim is a flat-woven rug (carpet) which can be used as part of home accessories, used as a floor or sofa covering. Kilim has an old history and rugs of every region, where they were made, have an unique ornament and motif. Turkish carpets

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How to Get From Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Sultanahmet or Taksim 2020

From Sabiha Gokcen to Sultanahmet

Both the acquaintance with the city and the journey itself begin in the airport which is the first place guests are going to see after landing in Istanbul. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the second largest airport in Istanbul located in the Asian part of the city. The Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus is based right here. It is a fairly well-knit

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Top Fun Things to Do with Kids in Istanbul

Vialand Tema Park Istanbul

Turkеу ‘s magnificent сіtу оf Istanbul іѕ thе оnе рlасе іn thе world whеrе еаѕt truly meets wеѕt since іt іѕ located іn ѕоuthеаѕt Eurоре and соvеrѕ ѕuсh a lаrgе gеоgrарhісаl lаndmаѕѕ that іt even rеасhеѕ ѕоuth-wеѕt Aѕіа. Cоnѕеԛuеntlу, Turkey is a nаtіоn оf mixed сulturаl and historical flаvоrѕ. It іѕ a country where Iѕtаnbul ‘ѕ modern skyscrapers stand next

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Best time to visit Istanbul and weather secrets

Best time to visit Istanbul

Istanbul has an everlasting appeal that owes a lot to its rich history. The city was previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople. It is a centre point of several ancient empires. The numerous architectural wonders remain of these ancient empires, still, stand tall in the core of the city. The different events and festivals happening throughout the year also make

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Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı): shopping and history at one place

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest markets in the world. Located in old historical district of Istanbul — Beyazit, Kapalıçarşı was one of the most important places and mechanism in Ottoman Empire. It was a considerable part of economy and daily life in Ottoman times. The construction of Kapalıçarşı started in 1455-56 as a bedesten which was named as

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Turkish bath (Hamam) in Istanbul: best hammams and what to expect

Istanbul hammams

Although modern Turks do most of their bathing at home, the public hammam remains a major part of the Turkish culture. A Turkish bath (hammam) is a place for cleansing, relaxation and rejuvenation. The benefits of the Turkish bath are immediately visible, as you step out of a hammam your skin will glow with life, the bags around your eyes

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The Top 15 Places To See and Visit in Istanbul

TOP 15 places to visit in Istanbul

Istanbul is a beautiful place. One of the best picturesque destinations in the world, and it holds a plethora of attractions that will make your visit to the city an unforgettable experience. The ancient city is world-famous for its rich history and culture, stunning sceneries, magnificent edifices and the uninterrupted beauty of  her ancient monuments. There are numerous attraction sites

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