Istanbul

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The majestic cathedral is one of the few monumental monuments that have survived to this day in all its splendor. Here, Christian mosaics coexist with Arabic script, energy is beyond description, and legends pale in comparison with reality. Hagia Sophia: history The …

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St. George’s Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint George the Victorious is an Orthodox church in Istanbul, the administrative center of the Constantinople Orthodox Church and the residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople since 1601. It is a working temple. Opening hours: daily, 08:00 – 17:00 Official website: www.patriarchate.org Location: Greek Patriarchate, Dr. Sadik Ahmet Cad. no. 19, 34083 Fatih-Istanbul, TURKEY Phone: +90 212 531 96 70 The …

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Basilica Cistern

Sometimes it seems that in summer hot Istanbul there is not a single secluded place where you can escape from the scorching sun. But in fact, it is located right in the center of the Turkish metropolis – the Sultanahmet region. This is the Basilica cistern – a perfectly preserved ancient underground reservoir of Constantinople, located at …

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The Aqueduct of Valens

One of the greatest achievements that completely changed the quality of life in Constantinople was the creation of a complete plumbing system. The geographical location of the city was the main reason that there were almost no freshwater sources on its territory. There was an urgent need for the delivery of water from the mainland. To solve the …

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Rumeli Fortress

In the very center of the bustling European side of Istanbul, there is a magical island of tranquility and tranquility. This is a powerful Turkish fortress Rumelihisar, erected on the picturesque coast of the Bosphorus, not far from the second Bosphorus bridge named after Sultan Fatih. Once it was of great strategic importance, the second name of …

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Suleymaniye Mosque

The most beautiful mosque in Istanbul – Suleymaniye – a masterpiece of the architect Sinan. During the construction, the talented author paid special attention to the elegance of its silhouette, so it is best to admire the mosque from below, from the bay, and not close. The mosque took a long time to build (1550-1557) and cost …

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The Blue Mosque

Location of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul The Blue Mosque is located in the European part of Istanbul , near the coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara in the historical center of the same name –  Sultanahmet . The mosque is located opposite the Hagia Sophia Museum (Hagia Sophia) and is one of the symbols of Istanbul . The Blue Mosque is  also a true …

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Sultanahmet Square

Sultanahmet Square is located in the historical center of Istanbul and is visited by millions of tourists every year.It is here that the world famous mosques – Sultanahmet and Hagia Sophia, obelisks and columns of the Byzantine era are located. Against the background of the blue sky and bright greenery, they have a particularly solemn and …

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