Tourist Sites in Istanbul

Istanbul is rich in culture and history as it has mostly been influenced by its surrounding countries and has been enriched with different types of empire and monarchy. Get to know more about Istanbul through the top tourist sites where Istanbul’s civilization began and where its rich culture was greatly influence.

Cannon Gate Palace

Its local name in Istanbul is Topkapi Sarayi where the Sultans lived and is considered as one of the seven hills of New Rome. This palace is built with 5 km walls and great complex buildings and the design was influenced with the Byzantine era.

Hagia Eirene

Hagia Eirene houses a wide collection of porcelain materials which are mostly from the 10th to the 18th century and it is frequently visited for its various collections of antique porcelain remnants from the Chinese empire.

Archeological Museum

The Archeological Museum houses all prehistoric Greek, Roman and Byzantine antiquities that made up Istanbul’s civilization. Within its courtyard lies the oldest and the only surviving original structure of the entire Istanbul, the Cinili Kösk or the Tiled Pavilion which reflects Persian influences with its design.

Blue Mosque

Also called as Sultan Ahmet Mosque, the Blue Mosque is located at the southeast part of Atmeydani in Istanbul which elaborates intricate Istanbul architectures. Its dome measures 43m/141ft high, 23.5m/77ft in diameter and is surrounded with mini-domes with a beautiful fountain in the center, creating a luxurious spatial effect of the entire place.

There’s a lot to see and do, museums and historical buildings if you are interested in getting to know the culture of Istanbul. It’s one of the most amazing cities in the world and history buffs will take a shine to the city and beyond to see all that is in Turkey.


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