Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum

Aya Sofya the Byzantine Church, built by Justinian around 532-537 AD and after convered to a mosque with 4 minarets in 15th century. It is famous with It’s massive dome that is 56m high which you can see today with Byzantine mozaics and Islamic calligraphy. It is one of the most famous and attractive museum in the world. The Museum Hours : April 15 – November 1 09:00 – 19:00 o clock November 1 – April 15 09:00 – 16:30 o clock Entrance Fee: 30 Turkish Lira
Hagia Sophia Offical Website
Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

The Topkapi Palace has been the center of the state administration for around four centruies of the Ottoman Empire. It is one of the biggest museum in turkey now and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed's sword. The Museum Hours : April 15 – November 1 09:00 – 18:00 o clock except Tuesday November 1 – April 15 09:00 – 16:30 o clock except Tuesday Entrance Fee: 30 Turkish Lira
Topkapi Palace Official Website
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )

Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )

This is one of the most famous mosque in Turkey known as Blue Mosque for the beautiful blue tiles attached to the walls of Its interior. It has six minarets distinguish it from other moques which normally have two or four minarets. It was buit by famous architech Sinan's student Mehmet Aga by the order of Sultan Ahmed as a complex in Sultanahmet square. The Mosque Hours : Everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 Entrance Fee: No Entrance fee
The Basilica ( Underground ) Cistern

The Basilica ( Underground ) Cistern

This historical monument is also known as the Sunken Palace, It was used as the water storage for the Byzantine Great Palace. There are 336 marbled columns supporting a cathedral ceiling and some of them taken from torn-down temples. Each of these columns are 30ft/9m high. The interior is amazing with dim lighting and classical music is played to create an eerie athmosphere. The Museum Hours : April 15 – November 1 09:00 – 17:00 o clock everyday Entrance Fee: 20 Turkish Lira
Grand Bazaar | Kapalıcarsi

Grand Bazaar | Kapalıcarsi

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the biggest and oldest covered market in the world, with around 3000 shops which attract approximately 300 000 visitors daily.It is very well known for its jewelry, leather goods, pottery, spices and carpet shops. It is built on 1456 right after the Ottoman conquest of Costantinopole by Sultan Mehmet II. The Grand Bazaar open between: 09:00-19:00 everyday except on Sundays and during public or religious Holidays.
Spice ( Egyptian ) Bazaar

Spice ( Egyptian ) Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar is one of the largest market in the city after Grand Bazaar. The building was originally a coplex of the New Mosque located next to it. It is very famous fot its herbalists currently dried fruits, naturel medicines, spices, delights, flower seeds and peels. We recommend you to eat "Balık Ekmek" fish sandwich just cross the street from Spice Bazaar. / Open Everyday
Süleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Mosque

The Suleymaniye Mosque, build by architectural genius Mimar Sinan between 1550 and 1558. The mosque mixed with Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements and used big domed style of Byzantine Church Hagia Sophia. The Mosque open between: 09:00 - 18:00 everyday Entrance Fee: No Fee
Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace is built around 1843 by order of Sultan Abdulmecid. Before, Sultans and their familes were in Topkapı Palace but It was lacking the luxury, style, confort and power as compared to the palaces of Europeans. The whole building cost 35 tonnes of Gold the equivalent of todays value 1,5 billion dollars. Dolmabahce Palace now is the biggest palace in Turkey as It has an area of 45000 m2 and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths and 68 toilets. The Museum Hours : 09:00 – 16:00 o clock everyday except Monday and Thursday Entrance Fee: Common Ticket 20 TL
Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Galata Tower has possessed Beyoglu's skyline since 1348 and still presents the best panaromic views of the city. Golden Horn, Seraglio Point, Old City can be seeing at top of Galata Tower. The name of this ancient tower was originally Tower of Christ. Open everyday from 09:00 to 18:00
Princes Island

Princes Island

The Princes Islands are nine islands next to each other next to Asian cost on the Sea of Marmara. There are public transportation ferries that are slow and fast ferry boats are available from Kabatas to go four main islands. Any type of car or motor vehicles are not allowed in these islands except the once use for public works, so people can walk, rent a bicycle and horse carriage ride around the islands. These are beautiful little islands where local people have their own summer homes or go there for swimming and for picnicking. The name of these islands are Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kinaliada.
Istanbul Modern Art Museum

Istanbul Modern Art Museum

The Modern Museum is a nice modern art museum located in Tophane destrict one the southern part of Bosphorus. There are many different exhibits all around the year include works by both Turkish and foreign artists. The Museum is open in between: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm Thursday: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm - Monday: Closed
İstanbul Modern Official Website
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