Sultanahmet, one of the most precious areas on earth. İf you are into history, you should see the wonderful temples. İf you are a religious person, you must breathe the peaceful air in Sultanahmet. The important buildings and museums in the area: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Yerebatan.
Hagia Sophia is built by Emperor Justinianus, it is the jewelry of İstanbul. A huge church, with lots of mosaics. Sultan Fatih came to İstanbul and turned Hagia Sophia in to a mosque. İn modern Turkey, today, its not used as a church or as a mosque, it is place where millions of people come and see, a gorgeous museum. The athmosphere is breath taking. You will fall in love with this master piece of art. And every mosaic is protected.
Opposite of Hagia Sophia, Suleiman The Magnificent builted a gorgeus mosque, The Blue Mosque. The architecht was Mimar Sinan. He is one of the greatest artists of the era. You may heard the name of Suleiman, from the tv series, Muhtesem Yuzyıl. (The Magnificent Century)
Topkapı Palace is a place where fairy tales begin. A wonderful and giant door waits you, like the palaces of kings in fairy tales. You can imagine the Otoman soldiers. When you enter the door, you will see lots of buildings, The Harem, Divan (the place of government) the place where relics are protected, the building of cooks and places where you can feel the athmosphere and have a rest.
Also, dont forget to see Yerebatan. İt is a mystical place from Byzintines. Cheer and let the beatiful city make you smile.
You are in a bus in İstanbul, than you debus, a big crowd, lots of people, you walk to a ferry boat, the weather is wonderful, seagulls scream cheery, the athmosphere is like a fairy tale. You deserve to be happy. You are in the most beatiful city around the world.
İstanbul means ferry boats, breathing the cheer, watching people from all around the world. Smile to them, they will talk to you, if they know English. Turkish people attend to talk to strangers, they love foreigners. Let them ask you where are you from, and maybe, they may help you some cases. About a beatiful restaurant, or how to go to airport.
Watch the seagulls. İstanbul people love to feed the seagulls in the ferry boats. They throw ‘simit’, a special round turkish bread, middle part of it is empty. Before you take the boat, or in the boat, you may buy simit and throw it to the sea gulls. İt is a tradition. Seagulls fly speedy to catch a part of a simit, and get them in the air, with their beak.
Taking a ferry is not just a standart inner city travel, it is also a chance to relax and be happy. Take a boat, go whenever you want to be, ask people beatiful places, and also, try the turkish tea.
Istanbul is the center of art, for region. Artists from all over the world come here, you can see the work of an artist from Mumbai or New York in an art gallery. All the world spices come together and create a harmony. New worlds art can open your mind, if you are ready. All the paintings, scrulptures, conceptual piece of art are waiting you, in the galleries in İstanbul. All are fresh, a nice girl is smiling you and she is ready to tell about the work in the gallery.
In some of the galleries in İstanbul, you can also see the traditional Turkish art, for example hat, ebru, and other examples that are known as the jewelry of the İslam culture. This kind of art could be a better one, to take your home city, and bring the smell of İstanbul.
Also, if you are lucky, you can see a Biennial. İstanbul Biennial is well known in the world, brings the best artists from all over the world. Shocking, mind blowing, breathe taking. İf you are not into these things, you can enjoy the athmosphere, the colors, the cheerful ambience.
İf you are wondering to see the Turkish painters, you must see the galleries, especially the ones in Beyoglu. Take the people you love and let the art cheer your mind.
Galata, the mysterious part of İstanbul. Old buildings, bars, bookstores, all are amazing for tourists. Do u have a camera? Take it, bring your children, your beloved one, see İstanbul. İf you are not married or didnt come with your lover, you may find love here. People from all around the world come here, western people, black people, middle easterns, asians, they all enjoy the amazing İstanbul. Also, turkish people are very kind to strangers. They wil try to talk to you, if they know English. They will help you, and if yo are open, they want to be your friends.
İstanbul is love, mystery and adventure. All colors come together, and make music with cheer. Galata is the heart of the city. İn Ottoman age, western people lived here. This was the part where western people come and make trade with Ottoman people. Also, Ottoman christians and jews were living here too. There were lots of taverns and bars ran by Greek people. Jew doctors, Armenian craftsmen, all were doing business in peace. İn that age, christians, jews and muslims lived together in harmony. Today, this tradition is alive.
Come and see the most beatiful city around the world, dont forget to see Galata. Let love conquer your soul.
One of the many churches of Istanbul, Galata bearing traces of history / Karakoy district, the Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul. Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul’s Church in 1841, the restoration of the Hagia Sophia basilica style by performing the famous architect Gaspare Fossati, Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul were attributing.The face of this beautiful structure will survive for many years, the remaining ruins of the Genoese was done with an area of rectangles.
This magnificent and beautiful building used for conditions of the period does not inverted input small, unpretentious made an entry. During this period, the churches and the entries appear big and flashy translated to the street. The entrance to the Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul, the famous Genoese sculptor Drago has a door made of colored marble. Composed of the heads of angels and flowers, the door of the period is followed by priests is a member of a cult. Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul’s Church and the resurrection of Jesus so many marble relief, which symbolizes the visuals is located in miseries.Behind the altar of the Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul Dominican Serafino Guidetti is a table depicting the encounter.
The most important work in the Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul, no doubt Odighitria” Mary” Guiding Icon. This is similar to many domestic and foreign tourists to see the portrait of the Virgin Mary in Karaköy is to visit the Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint Paul. The church is very popular in the 1800s in a church’s organ. If you are lucky you can hear organ.
Besides places to visit in Istanbul is also possible to explore international cuisine.As well as the taste buds and enhance the time to visit, if you want to present yourself, banquets, pay a visit to Istanbul.This is a big city, does not fall to the dose of entertainment, such as with the tissue on the mind-blowing entertainment venues.Taksim is the heart of Istanbul. Life here is very fast, fun and enthusiastic.
Istiklal Street, thousands of people who want to become a partner in this life that leaves the crowd itself. When it comes time to start the tour visiting the shops on the street Istiklal Caddesi can start your tour. The inner parts of these stores, you will find parts you are looking for rare and can not find it anywhere. When you enter into the passages you will find yourself in another world.Excerpts embody the pupil is anyone with boutique shops.
When it comes to ease your hunger after a nice stroll as you must visit La Fontana Di Trevi. Emir Nevruz Street, this restaurant, with fabulous pizzas taste should leave a memorable tracks. Eating your pizza, remember to tell your delicious home lemonade. Here, you will be amazed with checkered tablecloths and pleasant music.
Blue Mosque is at the great peninsula, Sultanahmed. İt is at the opposite of Hagia Sophia. İts architecht is Mimar Sinan. He is the greatest architecht of Otoman Empire. He lived at the age of Suleiman The Magnificent. He was a great sultan, conquered new countries, improved the Otoman Laws. He ordered Sinan to build Blue Mosque. İstanbul had more than hundred earthquakes and no one them effected the mosque. The air condition is able to clear the candle smoke. The smoke is collected at a room and they made ink by using it.
The grave of Sultan Suleiman and his famous wife Hurrem, is inside the mosque. The tombs walls are full of diamonds to create the sky and stars affect. Blue Mosque has four minarets, because if a sultan build a mosque, it always has four minarets.
Suleiman The Magnificent, wanted a mosque greater than Hagia Sophia. So the Otoman empire could continue the power of Byzantinum. When you enter the mosque, you can feel peace and glory. The place has the feeling that it was built by a great civilization. The handcrafts inside will amaze you, the ceramic tiles and calligraphy. People from all over the world praying and walking inside, muslims performing namaz peacefully.
Basilica Cistern is one of the most beautiful and attractive structures of İstanbul. It’s name comes from Basilica Illius which was so close to it. It is consructed by concrete blocks by putting them as supports to the ceiling. The Basilica Cistern built by the emperor Jüstiniyen in 6 century. The cistern under the ground, a structure for accumulating rain water. Blue, a peninsula that open up to all our knowledge of history.
Blocks of the Byzantine and Ottoman tiles meet, a Turkish guides tell you all the tales. One of the major attractions of the peninsula in the Basilica Cistern. Take your ticket, go down to the stairs. Then, the smell will receive some moist. Giant columns are rising out of the water on the ceiling. There is water under the bridge you walk, once a Byzantine cistern used as a place. In times of scarcity, water needs are met here. Once upon a time a higher than regular amount of water inside and, currently, there are hyperlinks to navigate on the water, on it. You can feel all the mystery and sadness of that period.When the end of the cistern, a giant statue stands opposite experience, giant, a head carved in stone, it may cause and the story is narrated by a lot of reverse stopped. The walls are illuminated by dim lights, you are going to other worlds in the ground while walking.
If you are lucky you can see here are exhibited in a job of the biennial. You know, come to life in different corners of the city Istanbul Biennale in summer. Basilica, the following, in a place where you can have a few things available to sit with your loved ones after touring Sarinic relax sipping a frothy coffee.
The newly opened Asian side, are quite large and the latest shopping mall to meet every need Buyaka, waiting for the visitors at Umraniye.Buyaka, In which contains many popular shops and eateries. Buyaka quite comfortable access to the store, bringing you purchase a comfortable and spacious architecture. all kinds of services that you need, Buyaka are also available.
Free valet parking, car washes everything you’re looking Buyaka’da customer service. Buyaka membership premia can be aware of the opportunities for all kinds of nice shopping center. Shopping center or web site you need to do is fill up the form.
Buyaka inside a sports center and a spa center. Just shop building, have fun, not to spend a nice time to resolve your needs, such as sports and spa come Buyaka shopping center. You should visit located in the beautiful shopping centers in the Anatolian side of which is one of a small number of Buyaka, Prepared to shop quite a stylish environment. A large covered area with the architecture in a way that does not feel quite comfortable, and you can visit.
İstanbul Archeological Museum is builded by Osman Hamdi Bey, a famous painter, he had a passion about history. İn that age, museum culture was growing, but Ottoman empire had no museums. Osman Hamdi Bey thought Ottomans had to have a museum too, he was also interested in archeology. Today, İstanbul Archeological Museum is a culture and art center, you may see jazz festivals in the garden, at summer. Also other concerts and musical organizations.
There are three main buildings: Archeological Museum, Museum of the ancient Orient, Museum of İslamic Art. Some of the great historical artifacts: The statue of Alexander the Great, The Statue of Aphrodite, and the international convetion of Kadesh, between Egypt and Hitite Empire, its also the first memorandum of agreement in history. You can also see İslamic historical artifacts, wonderful calligraphy samples and ceramic tiles. İslamic carpets and dresses are wonderful and made with a great aesthetics and patience.
Also, you can see ancient Greek and Hellenistic Period statues. Ancient Greeks made statues with perfection and no emotions, made of white marbles. After Alexander The Great, Hellenistic Period starts, and feelings appear on statues. The statues start to smile or have pain.
İn that era, also eastern and middle eastern cultures made original art Works and you can see them in İstanbul Archeological Museum