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Istanbul is one of the largest Turkish cities in the country with a population of 14,983,000 people occupying an area estimated at 1825 km2. Istanbul is also the most beautiful Turkish city in terms of strategic location as it overlooks the Sea of Marmara, in addition to that it is surrounded by seven hills from all directions, as there are numerous names that She called it, and we mention it: Astana, Byzantium, Constantinople, and Islambol, in addition to that it is characterized by many tourist sites that increase its beauty and importance, and this is what we will mention in this article.
Sights in Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque or the Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmed Mosque or the Blue Mosque was established in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixteen AD at the hands of Sultan Ahmed I, and this mosque is the most important tourist site in Istanbul, as it is called the Blue Mosque, because of its interior design as it dominated the blue color, and its visit is free for everyone All days of the week.
Hagia Sophia Museum
The Hagia Sophia Museum is located on the opposite side of the Blue Mosque, and it was built in the year three hundred and fifty-nine AD, and was considered the prestige of the Central Church of the Orthodox. It is considered one of the most important museums in Istanbul, and the price of its entrance ticket is fifteen Turkish liras.
The Sulaymaniyah Mosque was built by the engineer Muammar Sinan, in the year one thousand five hundred and fifty-eight at the request of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, as it is located in the middle of a set of architectural works from shops, schools, bathrooms, and its visit is free throughout the week.
The covered market is one of the oldest, and most crowded markets in the tourist seasons, where it receives an estimated half a million visitors daily, and was built in one thousand four hundred and sixty-one, and an area of 30,000 square meters, which is a market that contains a set of shops for clothes, souvenirs, and gold Which is closed at eight in the evening.
The Bosphorus Bridge was completed in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three A.D. It is also one of the most important bridges as it reaches Europe with Asia, and its length is about 1500 m, and its width is about 39 m.
Taksim Square is considered one of the most important tourist and vital areas in Istanbul, as it contains the most important hotels in the city that are frequented by Western tourists, and Arabs alike, as it is one of the busiest areas throughout the year, especially the Istiklal Street which is not without tourists and the local population.
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Modern Art was established in 2004 AD on an area of eight dunums, in which it displays many works of Turkish artists, the value of which compares to the value of the Tate Morden Museum in London, and this museum is suitable to accompany children as it contains a store of utensils and antiques, as well as Beautiful restaurant overlooking the Bosphorus Bridge.