Where to go in Istanbul

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Aya Sofia

The Roman Emperor Constantine completed the construction of the Hagia Sophia Church in the year 330 AD during his rebuilding campaign for his capital, Byzantium, but the current construction date dates back to the sixth century, where the Hagia Sophia reconstructed the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, and in 1453 AD the Ottomans converted the church to a mosque, and the Republic of Turkey New converts the Hagia Sophia Mosque into a museum in 1935 AD. The Hagia Sophia Museum is located in Sultanahmet Square, one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Istanbul.

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace was built during the reign of Muhammad Al-Fateh in the fifteenth century, and this palace includes Islamic art in a dazzling way, and among its most prominent features is the section of the Sultan’s Private Chambers, which includes a group of the traces of the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, and also contains gold pieces and precious stones, and the Haramlik section which The courtesans of the Sultan and their children used to live in it, and the section dedicated to the palace’s kitchen. The person needed to see all parts of the Topabki Palace for at least half a day.

Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Sultan Ahmed I built this mosque between 1609 and 1616 AD, and its construction caused a stir in the Islamic world due to the number of its six minarets, which is the same number of minarets of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and this dilemma was resolved by building a seventh minaret of the Grand Mosque, and this is considered The mosque is one of the most impressive achievements of Ottoman architecture.

Basilica Tank

The basilica cistern, or sunken palace, is a masterpiece of Roman sculpture. Its water was used in the Byzantine era by the imperial palace and its residents. This palace contains two heads of Medusa, which consists of 336 marble pillars that rise above the water level and take a rectangular shape.

Cajaloglu Bath

The Kajaloglu Bath was built in 1741 AD, and it is the last bath built during the Ottoman period. The Turkish baths were part of the public facilities in the past due to the lack of water, and despite the availability of water and baths in Turkish homes today, Turkish baths are still an institution Social.

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