Finding a quite large and still operating church on the edge of the main square of the largest city of a predominantly Muslim country may not be expected by everyone, but this is exactly the definition of the quite elaborate Hagia Triada.
Hagia Triada Orthodox Church and Nearby Attractions on Map
Topkapi Palace(2.7 km)
TheTopkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years of their 624-year reign.
Galata Tower(1.5 km)
It was built by the Genoese on the city walls of Galata, then a western (Genoese/Venetian) stronghold beside eastern (Byzantine/Ottoman) Constantinople.
Cezayir Street(2 km)
Better known as Fransız Sokağı or La Rue Française, i.
Galata Convent of Whirling Dervishes(0.7 km)
A dancing hall of the mystical Mevlevi order, shut down in 1925 along with all other 'reactionary' movements in Turkey.
Dolmabahce Palace(1.5 km)
It's the Ottoman Palace centered close to Taksim at the Dolmabahçe shore.
Maiden's Tower(2.5 km)
Maiden's Tower, also called Leander's Tower, is built on a small islet surrounded by waters of Bosphorus off the Üsküdar coast where you can have breakfast before noon (a standard breakfast costs 35 TL pp), have drinks during day or dine (mid-expensive) inside the tower itself.
Maçka Park(1.2 km)
This is a park occupying two sides of a valley of this hilly city, with an avenue in between.
Akaretler Street(1.8 km)
Akaretler Caddesi, or officially Süleyman Seba Caddesi features upscale garment boutiques, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes housed in recently renovated late Ottoman era rowhouses initially built for the state elite, given their proximity to Dolmabahçe Palace, imperial headquarters then.
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