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Best 10 villages in Istanbul countryside you must visit

Best 10 villages in Istanbul countryside you must visit

Istanbul has wonderful villages and countryside places that take you away to a world of peace and tranquility. It is important for us to have a time in countryside places, as we sometimes need to feel this simple life and enjoy it. There are many beautiful countryside places that should be your first destination when you visit Istanbul countryside: 1- Garipçe Köyü village...

Historical facts about Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Historical facts about Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia is one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul that has magnificent architecture, history and art. With 3-3.5 million visitors annually, this makes it at the top of the list for the international tourists. It served as a church for Christians for 1,000 years and for 500 years as a mosque for Muslims, and it became a mosque again in 2020. This means that Hagia Sophia has...

Explore Sultanahmet for the best tour in Istanbul

Explore Sultanahmet for the best tour in Istanbul

Sultanahmet (Old City) is a neighborhood that is located in the area of Fatih in the European Side of Istanbul. It is one of the most beautiful areas in Istanbul that attracts many international tourists. As a visitor, Sultanahmet should be your first choice when you visit Istanbul, as it has all the attractions that any visitor looks for. It is an important area that combines history,...

Taksim Istanbul for the meaning of luxury living

Taksim Istanbul for the meaning of luxury living

Taksim Square (Taksim Meydanı) is considered as the heart of Istanbul, and one of the most famous and vital squares in Turkey. The word "Taksim" means division, and this was suggested by Sultan Ahmet I, who wanted to divide the area where he built his palace into two parts. Taksim Square is a popular tourist destination, as people come to Taksim for sightseeing, shopping, dining, and...

Istanbul Sapphire Tower, a masterpiece building in Istanbul

Istanbul Sapphire Tower, a masterpiece building in Istanbul

Istanbul Sapphire Tower is one of the most impressive skyscrapers and may be the tallest building in Istanbul. It is one of the first eco-friendly buildings in Turkey, with a height of 236 meters from the ground level. Sapphire Tower contains a number of wonderful gardens that are repeated in every three floors, and consist of a group of diverse plants which give the tower a natural touch and great...

Best tour at Galata Tower in Istanbul

Best tour at Galata Tower in Istanbul

Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is one of the oldest towers in the world and one of the landmarks in Turkey, Istanbul. It was on the UNESCO Temporary World Heritage List in 2013. Galata Tower was used as a long-standing fire watchtower and was named Galata Fire Tower. The tower was built by the Byzantine Emperor "Justinianus" in 507-508 AD and it was reconstructed in 1348-1349. The tower was...

Facts about the Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi) in Istanbul

Facts about the Maiden’s Tower (Kız Kulesi) in Istanbul

Maiden's Tower is one of the city's most famous symbols, that located on the Bosphorus in Uskudar area in Istanbul. There is no information if the tower is manmade or it was found in the water naturally. It was once a reflection of Byzantine paintings, and later it became Ottoman lighthouse. There are many legends that related to the tower and its name. The reason of its name is due to the...

Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı), Istanbul, is one of the top tourist attractions in the world. It is an ancient architectural maze that has an area of 30,700, consists of 61 streets and 4,000 shops. The bazaar was commissioned by Mehmet II in 1461 and has steadily expanded, extending over the surrounding land over centuries of Ottoman rule. A visit here is not just about shopping for...

All you want to know about the historical Blue Mosque

All you want to know about the historical Blue Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) is one of the most historically magnificent buildings in Turkey that is also known as Blue Mosque. Turkey is a focus of attention for many international tourists who visit Turkey and its well-known places annually. This name (Blue Mosque) came because of the blue tiles used to decorate its interior walls.  It was built between 1609 and 1617 by Sultan...

All you need to know about Dolmabahce Palace

All you need to know about Dolmabahce Palace

Turkey has many tourist attractions, Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayı) is one of the best places in Istanbul. It is the largest palace that is located in the most beautiful part of the Bosphorus-Istanbul.  Although it was built many years ago, the stunning appearance of Dolmabahce Palace is still impressive. If you live in Istanbul or if you are planning to visit the city as a tourist,...

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