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Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The a...
Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbul's most famous attractions with your own private guide to le...
Admire Istanbul's main attractions on this full-day guided tour. You’ll visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia...
Get a glimpse of Istanbul's fascinating Imperial legacies on this half-day sightseeing tour wit...
See all the top Istanbul attractions in one day on this small-group walking tour, led by an exp...
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Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the ci...
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3 hours 30 minutes
Visit Istanbul’s must-see sites on this 3.5-hour small-group walking tour of the city. With an ...
Discover Imperial Istanbul on this private half-day sightseeing tour. Visit Hagia Sophia, which...
Visit Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar in a half-day tour that co...
Tour the Hagia Sophia and explore the former mosque and church with an English and Spanish-speaking ...
Admire the best of Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul on this full-day tour of this endlessly absor...
Explore Istanbul's most wondrous monuments including Saint Sophia and the Basilca Cistern on this af...
Travel back in time to the days of the Ottoman sultans on this 3-hour sightseeing tour of Istan...
Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Hagia Sophia and visit the Grand Bazaar on this half-day Ista...
9 hours 30 minutes
Experience the best of Ottoman Istanbul on this full-day private tour. Accompanied by an expert...
Get to know Istanbul with a guide and independently on this 3-day tour. On one day, enjoy a ful...
3 hours 18 minutes
A great afternoon tour to the history of two Empires ''Roman and Byzantine'' visiting the Hippo...
Hagia Sophia is a 6th century Orthodox patriarchal basilica that was later used as a mosque, and is today a museum.
Hagia Sophia is a 6th century Orthodox patriarchal basilica that was later used as a mosque, and is today a museum. Elements of Byzantine Christian architecture and Islamic features come together harmoniously in this unique and remarkable monument that stands out in Istanbul's skyline. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historical Areas of Istanbul for its historic and architectural significance and influence.
Considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture, it is famous in particular for its massive dome which utilized pendentives for the first time in its original structure. It is said to have 'changed the history of architecture', and remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years after its construction in 532 AD. After the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 during which it was looted, it was renovated and converted into a mosque. The structure was strengthened, and minarets and mausoleums were added over the years. The restored mosaics of the upper gallery and figurative decorations are some highlights to be seen.
Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet Fatih, Turkey
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A car-free downhill cobbled street just behind Hagia Sophia, with renovated (or totally re-built) traditional wooden houses two- or three-storeys tall typical of Ottoman era, leaning against the outer wall of Topkapi Palace grounds/Gülhane Park
The Basilica Cistern, also known as ‘Yerebatan Cistern’ or Sunken Cistern, is the largest of the several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul, with a holding capacity of 80,000 m3
Hagia Irene, which you will notice to your left after entering the outer yard of Topkapi Palace, is one of few Byzantine-era cathedrals which was never converted to a mosque (though not used for religious purposes either during the Ottoman period), although access to the interior is not allowed unless you have a ticket to the classical music concerts sometimes taking place inside the building
This park was royal hunting grounds in the past
A must see! One of the best, including a great collection of Sumerian tablets, pieces of the wall of Babylon and Roman marble statues
A double-storey Roman one built during the reign of Valens (r
While this partially intact marble pillar dating back to 4th century AD may seem unremarkable, it was the starting point of any distance measured within the empire during the Byzantine era, so it may be nice to think that you are in the centre of where all the roads lead to (or, rather, start from)
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior
Carpets, rugs, calligraphy, pottery
Located in Arasta Bazaar, this museum hosts the pavement mosaics of the Byzantine-era Great Palace of Constantinople, which once occupied all the way from Sultanahmet Square, then the Hippodrome, to the coast of the Sea of Marmara