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Located in the neighbourhood of Zeyrek close to Fatih, Zeyrek Mosque is made by joining two former churches and a chapel all located next to each other.
Located in the neighbourhood of Zeyrek close to Fatih, Zeyrek Mosque is made by joining two former churches and a chapel all located next to each other. It represents the most typical example of architecture of the Byzantine middle period and is, after Hagia Sophia, the second largest religious edifice built by the Byzantines still extant in Istanbul. A really picturesque place, so prepare your camera! One word of caution, it is located in a somewhat rough neighbourhood, so better visited when there is still daylight.
Sinanağa Mah. İbadethane Sokak, Zeyrek
One of those typical huge aquariums where you walk through transparent tunnels underwater
This is the main attraction around this part of the city
Originally a factory producing fezzes (fes), Ottoman red hats made of felt, adopted in Ottoman Empire in early 1800s as a part of westernizing efforts in lieu of much more traditional turbans
The old city walls, which were built during the reign of Byzantine emperor Theodosius II (r
A contemporary art museum located in a building converted from an old power plant (first such plant in Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire)
This is a typical industry museum which showcases evolution of machines
Also known as the Church of St Saviour in Chora (chora translates 'countryside' in Byzantine Greek, which refers to what the site of the church exactly was when it was built), this is 1000 year old Byzantine church, an example of a church somewhat out of the traditional center, but is an absolute must see with precious mosaic frescoes and a captivating mood inside
A Bulgarian Orthodox church better known as Demir Kilise, i
Arguably the centre of World Orthodoxy, housed since 1586 in Church of St George (Greek: Agíou Geōrgíou, Turkish: Aya Yorgi), which is, despite its religious importance, an otherwise unremarkable and unimpressive building from outside, though its lavishly decorated interior is worth a look
This fortress in the very southwest of old city, next to the city walls was Porta Aurea, i