Highlights of Istanbul

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A guide to the most prominent tourist attractions in Istanbul, it is considered one of the most famous tourist cities in Turkey that visitors from everywhere visit and Istanbul landmarks are a mixture of ancient Ottoman beauty and between the civilizations currently in Istanbul and Istanbul’s landmarks differ due to its geographical location.
Istanbul is among the most famous names in the Turkish Republic, historical names in Arabic are Constantinople, and Ashbalub and Astana were previously known as Constantinople, which is the capital of the Byzantine Empire and its name was changed by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
To Paul Islam and make it the capital of the Ottoman Islamic caliphate, where Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus Strait is one of the few mega cities in the world located in the continents of Europe and Asia, according to statistics in 2008.
Istanbul has a total population of 12.5 million people and the neighboring suburbs have become more than 14 million, making it the largest European city today. Istanbul and the regions around it are the core of Turkish economic life and the gateway to Europe from the east.

Istanbul highlights:

German water faucet Alman Çeşmesi

This place is located on Sultanahmet Square and was moved from Germany to Istanbul as a symbolic gift when Emperor William arrived in Istanbul for the third time to complete the arms deal that was sold through the Germans to Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
This symbol was in Germany and was dismantled into pieces that were moved and installed again and were chosen by the architects who sent Sultan Ahmed so that he would place it directly in front of the Sultan’s grave.
This memorial was built in Germany in 1889 and transferred to Istanbul in 1900 AD The interior decoration of the dome is decorated with gold and marble water, which is used in the construction of special marble to maintain the water temperature from 5 to 10 degrees throughout the year.

The Anatolian Wall Anadolu Hisarı

The historic fence is one of the first border fences in the world, which was built in the Bosphorus to observe ships coming and leaving the Black Sea was the main reason for building these giant fences.
It prevented all ships that come from the Black Sea and are loaded with weapons and weapons to the Byzantines, and the order of Muhammad Al-Fateh in 1394 AD built this wall. This edifice is located on the banks of the Bosphorus in a region called Beykoz Beykoz.

Arsenal Palace Aynalı Kavak Kasrı

It was called the Tersana Palace and it is located on the banks of the bay in the Byzantine era where the Ottomans managed to control it and this is in the Hasköy region and a magazine very close to the port of Alaminu.

Beyazit tower Beyazıt Kulesi

Built in 1749, the tower was initially built of wood and the purpose of the tower was to extinguish any fire from the surrounding houses, as most of the houses were made of wood.
The height of this tower was 85 meters, and after several fires that resulted in the destruction of the tower, Sultan Mahmud II ordered that the tower be built again from stone in order not to be damaged. This tower is located on the campus of Istanbul University in the Beyazit area.

Master of the Lords Palace Beylerbeyi Sarayı

This palace is one of the distinctive palaces located on the Bosphorus Strait. Asian section. This palace features the front gardens, the main gate of the palace and its magnificent view over the Bosphorus.
This palace moved through the ages from the Roman era until it finally reached Sultan Abdul Aziz in 1861 – 1865 The palace decorations were modified several times by the most famous architects of the era of Sultan Murad III and it was restored again, and the wood restoration process was done by Sultan Mahmud II.

Snake column Yılanlı Sütun Or a fine column Burmalı Sütun

This landmark is in Sultanahmet Square and is a bronze column consisting of three snakes twisted together, this teacher moved to Constantine I, to Istanbul from Greece from an area called Delphi.
This memorial was made as a monument to the victory of the Greeks in Persia in 479 BC and placed the highest of these snakes in a vase of pure gold carved with the names of the Greek dead (32 names) and this missing vessel is considered one of the heads of these snakes found in the archaeological museum.


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