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Istanbul Landmarks and Historic sites

Istanbul attractions: monuments and popular sights



Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Sülemaniye camii
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2 Galata Kulesi
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Dolmabace Palace
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Great location, interior, chandeliers and carpets and gardens. Standing in queue for a ticket took over an hour, but it was well worth it. What interested me were the carpets and huge crystal chandeliers. Sure this...

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Hagia Sophia
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The Hagia Sophia is one of the most beautiful buildings of Istanbul, Turkey.Built during the rule of Emperor Justinian in 532 AD, it is one of the...

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3 The Bosphorus
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The Bosphorus is a 20 mile long narrow passage that joins the Marmara Sea with the Black Sea in Istanbul, separating Asia and Europe. One can opt for a half day cruise which is north towards the Black Sea....

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4 Topkapi Palace
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Topkapi Palace was home to many Ottoman Sultans until the Abdulmecid I reign, in a period of four centuries. The construction of the palace was by Mehmed II in 1453. This palace was then an ancient olive grove and...

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5 Yerebatan Saray
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The Yerebatan Saray Sarnici is one of the grandest Byzantine cisterns located beneath Istanbul. The Yerebatan Saray Sarnici is one of the few remnants of the days when Istanbul was one of the most important places in...

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Blue Mosque
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The Blue Mosque is the most famous landmark of the city of Istanbul in Turkey.Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, it was built...

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6 Galata Tower
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The Galata Tower is known as the Christea Turris by the Megalos Pyrgos and the Genoese. This tower is located to the north side of the Golden Horn. It is one of the most striking landmarks in Istanbul and...

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7 New Mosque
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8 Istanbul the gateway between continents
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Istanbul is a beautiful city that stands on two continents. One part of the city in Europe, the other in Asia. In this city two different cultures, Muslim and Byzantine, coexist and infuse...

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Topkapi
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Topkapi, one of the world’s oldest palaces in Istanbul, Turkey, is a museum.Distinguished by charming interiors and a practical layout, the Topkapi Palace is the second...

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9 Fatih Mosque
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The Fatih Mosque was built between 1462 and 1470 by Sultan Fatih Mahomet but after an earthquake in 1765 it was almost completely rebuilt. It was designed by Atik Sinan and his hands were cut off...

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Basilica Cistern
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Basilica Cistern is the largest existing ancient cistern in Istanbul, Turkey.Built by the Greeks during the sixth century, the cistern is an underground chamber capable of holding...

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Beylerbeyi Palace
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Constructed between 1861- 1865 by Sultan Abdulaziz, the Beylerbeyi palace situated on the Asian side of Istanbul is a popular tourist magnet. Built in a lavish neoclassic style, the palace was used...

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10 Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque is the imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I of Istanbul. It is known as the Blue Mosque for its interior tiles, which are on the upper level and is difficult to see unless one is right up there. This mosque was built...

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11 Suleymaniye Mosque
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Sulemaniye Mosque is located in Istanbul, Turkey on the Third Hill. It is the second largest mosque in the city and the best-known sights of Istanbul. It was built on the order of Sultan...

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque is located in Istanbul and is it is a historic mosque. It is the largest mosque in Turkey. This mosque is also known as Blue Mosque because of the blue...

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