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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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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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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