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.
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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.
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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...
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...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.
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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...
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...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.
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Bosporus Bridge: speaking of Bosporus, the city would be incomplete without taking a ferry to the bridge that splits the country into two continents!
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Food is one of the many reasons why a visit to the Asian side is a definite must. 🇹🇷
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