Basilica Cistern

Yerebatan Sarayı – "Sunken Palace” - otherwise known as the Basilica Cistern - is the largest ancient cisterns found in Istanbul. The Basilica Cistern was built in 542 by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I to provide water to the ‘Great Palace of Constantinople’. The Ottomans...

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Rumeli Hisari

Rumeli Hisari is a fortress that was built by order of Sultan Mehmet II as part of the preparation siege of the great city of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul. The strategically placed fortress was used to control military traffic and trade into the city. Today...

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Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı) is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over 3600 stores all under one roof. The bazaar has between 250,000 to 400,000 visitors every day making it one of the worlds busiest shopping locations. In...

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Gezi Park

Escape the bustle of Taksim Square with a short stroll through Istanbul's Gezi Park Situated just behind Taksim Square, Gezi Park is one of the few remaining green areas in Istanbul. Like other parks in Istanbul it is very well maintained and you will find many people...

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Topkapı Palace

Nowhere brings you closer to the Ottoman world than the magnificent Topkapı Palace For nearly 400 years Topkapı Palace served as the royal residence of the Ottoman dynasty and functioned as the centre of the empires government. On 3rd April 1924, Topkapı Palace was converted into a museum to...

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Sultan Ahmet Mosque

As one of Istanbul's most recognisable landmarks, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque remains the pinnacle of Ottoman architecture The Sultan Ahmet mosque is a must see when visiting Istanbul and is located near many of Istanbul's treasures such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. The...

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Galata Tower

Look no further than Galata Tower for a beautiful 360-degree view of Istanbul Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Istanbul and should be high on your list of things to do when you first visit the city. From the top of...

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