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Istanbul Old Town Tour

The Hagia Sophia Mosque

In 1453, after the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire, it was converted into a mosque. In 1935, the secular Republic of Turkey established it as a museum. In 2020, it re-opened as a mosque.

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace is the palace in Istanbul Sarayburnu, where the Ottoman sultans lived and used as the administrative center of the state for 400 years of the 600-year history of the Ottoman Empire. Close to 4,000 people once lived in it.

Sultan Ahmet Mosque

Sultan Ahmet Mosque or Sultanahmed Mosque was built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I between 1609 and 1617 on the historical peninsula in Istanbul, by the architect Sedefkar Mehmed Ağa..

Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park was the outer garden of Topkapi Palace during the Ottoman Empire and contained a grove and rose gardens. … The Istanbul shermen was arranged in the time of the operator Cemil Pasha (Topuzlu), and it was turned into a park in 1912 and opened to the public. Its total area is about 163 acres.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern Located on the European side of Istanbul, it is the city's largest indoor cistern. It is entered from a small building to the southwest of the Hagia Sophia building. The ceiling of the place, which has the appearance of a column forest, is brick-built and cross-vaulted. The cistern was built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.

Grand Bazaar

They were accepted as the year of the Grand Bazaar in 1460, which was the year of Fatih Sultan Mehmet's construction of the Grand Bazaar. The great bazaar was built by Suleiman the Magnificent in wood.

Spice Bazaar

Today's structure was built by the chief architect of Hassa, Kazım Ağa, by Turhan Sultan in 1660. The bazaar, which was previously known as Yeni Çarşı or Valide Çarşısı and was build with the taxes collected from Egypt according to the rumor, started to be known as it is known today after the 18th century.

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque - Istanbul. The Süleymaniye Mosque, which Mimar Sinan describes as a journeyman's work, was built between 1551 and 1558 by the order of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. … The mosque, which has an interior area of ​​approximately 3,500 square meters, is 59 meters long and 58 meters wide and receives light from 238 windows.


Eminönü is a district of Istanbul. In the Ottoman period, it was named Eminönü due to the fact that the Maritime Customs and Customs Assurance were located here, and together with the Fatih district, it became the central district of Istanbul in the early years of the republic. When it was a district, it was the smallest district of Istanbul after the Islands in terms of surface area.

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