Taksim Square

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Go to the Taksim Square Considered the heart of modern Istanbul, Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) is located on the European side of the city, an important commercial, tourist and leisure district known for its restaurants, shops and hotels. Due to… Continue Reading

St. Saviour in Chora

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Visit St. Saviour in Chora The Church of St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Müzesi) is one of the finest examples of Byzantine art that can be found in the world. It was built between 1316 and 1321 according to plans… Continue Reading

Hagia Sophia

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The Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia or, as they call the Turks, Ayasofya, is the symbol of Istanbul. It was built during the reign of Justinian between 532 and 537 and is one of the masterpieces of Byzantine art. Between 1204… Continue Reading

Visit Gülhane Park

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The Gülhane Park The Gülhane Park is the oldest park in Istanbul. It lies at the foot of Topkapi Palace, which was part during its heyday. The Gülhane Park, which opened in 1912, had a variety of attractions including a zoo was.… Continue Reading

Galata Tower

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The Galata Tower The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is one of the oldest towers in the world. From its top one of the best views of Istanbul is obtained. The first Galata Tower was built of wood in 528 to… Continue Reading

Galata Bridge

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Visit Galata Bridge The Galata Bridge (Galata Bridge) is a bascule bridge 490 meters long and is located on the estuary known as the Golden Horn, connecting the old Istanbul with the most modern area. The Galata Bridge not only… Continue Reading

Dolmabahçe Palace

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The Dolmabahçe Palace The Dolmabahçe Palace Topkapi Palace replaced as the residence of the sultans from 1856-1924, when the Caliphate was abolished. The style of the palace is a combination of Western Baroque and Neoclassical styles, rococo mixed with traditional… Continue Reading

Blue Mosque

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Visit Blue Mosque The Blue Mosque is the largest mosque in Istanbul. Its name in Turkish is Sultanahmet Camii Mosque of Sultan Ahmed, since it was built by Sultan Ahmed I between 1609 and 1616. It was inaugurated in 1617… Continue Reading

Basilica Cistern

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Visit Basilica Cistern The Basilica Cistern is one of many tanks there in Istanbul. The tanks are tanks that were built for the city to have water reserves in case of being attacked. Another name (rather attractive) in the tank… Continue Reading