Istanbul’s Top Sights For A First Time Visit To Turkey!
Sultan Ahmed Mosque: also known as Blue Mosque, it is the most important mosque of Istanbul standing next Byzantine Hippodrome in the old city centre.
The Blue Mosque has a unique place not just because of its 6 minarets, but also because of its decorations. Its blue colour dominates the interiors.
Hagia Sophia: an important Byzantine structure in Istanbul. In subsequent centuries, it became a mosque & a museum, and then a mosque again.
The building reflects religious changes that have played out in the region over the centuries, with the minarets of Islam & mosaics of Christianity.
Topkapi Palace: a large museum in the east of Istanbul. In the 15th & 16th centuries, it served as the main residence & administrative headquarters...
...of the Ottoman sultans. It’s famous for being one of the most beautiful landscapes that make up Istanbul’s skyline - a treasure trove of history.
Basilica Cistern: also known as Cisterna Basilica, it’s the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.
Don’t forget to grab some delicious apple tea from Cistern Café while you’re there!
Spice Bazaar: one of the largest bazaars in the city! Located in the Eminonu quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous...
...covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. No visit to the city is complete without stopping by the atmospheric Spice Bazaar.
Dolmabache Palace:largest palace in Turkey,it is on the European coast of the Bosporus strait,& served as administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire.
Bosporus Bridge: speaking of Bosporus, the city would be incomplete without taking a ferry to the bridge that splits the country into two continents!
Food is one of the many reasons why a visit to the Asian side is a definite must. 🇹🇷
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