Archeology in Istanbul

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old City

The area of ​​the old city in Istanbul is about 23 square kilometers, and it contains seven hills, six of which form long peaks over the golden horn, while the other hill is a single hill located in the southwestern corner of the town, as there are many mosques and historical monuments around the slopes Others that were all listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

Dolma Palace delight

Dolmah Palace is the joy of the second palace of the Ottoman Sultans, and it was built by Abdul Majeed at the same location of Mahmoud II Palace, and the clock tower, mosque, and palace were built by the Balian family of architects in 1853 AD, and the palace is famous for having a chandelier that was a gift The Sultan of Queen Victoria, which weighs about 4,500 kilograms, is the largest in the world.

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in the world, as it contains approximately 4,000 stores spread over nearly 65 twisting streets that lead to the main road, and the markets included in the Grand Bazaar are textile auctions, and jewelry markets, which are the oldest sections of the bazaar, as can be Find in this auction everything that has tourist value, such as spices, textiles, clothing, hand-painted ceramic tiles, carpets, and more.

Aya Sofia

Hagia Sophia was built by the Roman Emperor Constantine from 325 to 330 years, it was built as a Christian church, and the current building dates back to the sixth century when the cathedral was rebuilt by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, and during the Ottoman rule of the city it was converted into a mosque, then it was converted into Museum by the new Republic of Turkey in 1935 AD.

Qapi Brick Palace

Topkapi Palace is the largest and oldest palace in the world, surrounded by walls of five kilometers in length, and occupying an area of ​​700,000 square meters. It was built by Sultan Mehmed II Fatih of Constantinople between 1460 and 1478 AD, and the palace has changed several Times throughout history, part of it was destroyed by natural disasters such as an earthquake, but the old building can be seen through paintings, or miniatures, and it was renovated and converted into a museum in 1924 AD.

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