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Museums

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum is a set of 3 museums, located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, near the Topkapi Palace. It is formed by : Archaeological Museum (in the main building) Museum of the Ancient East Museum of Islamic Art (in the tile kiosk). The …

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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) is one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul. Historically, the city of Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Empire and several mosques were built around the city at that time. This historic building was built between 1609 …

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Monument

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace is the oldest remaining palace of the Ottoman period in Istanbul. It was the second to be built, after the one in the Beyazit area, of which unfortunately nothing remains. Its construction began just 20 years after the conquest of Istanbul, between 1466 …

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Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace, also known as Dolmabahce Sayari, is a sign of pride and certainly one of the most important tourist attractions in Turkey. Dolmabahçe Palace is located on the European side of the Bosphorus, in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey. For a long time, …

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Museums

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum

The Turkish and Islamic Art Museum is perhaps the most famous museum in Istanbul, it is filled with a lot of ancient things like carpets, statues, ceramics, photos and paintings. This beautiful museum is located in Sultanahmet Square, in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, and …

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Monument

Galata Tower

Galata Tower, also known as Christ Tower or Christea Turris, is a medieval stone tower and one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul. The Galata Tower is located in the Galata district of Istanbul. It dominates the whole city and offers a panoramic …

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Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern is also known as the Sunken Palace or Yerebatansarayi in Turkish. It was built by Justinian and its main purpose was to provide water to the Byzantine palace. It is located under Istanbul and is the most important among many other cisterns; …

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Monument

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) is considered one of the most important sites in the city. In fact, this spectacular old building has a rich historical past. This iconic structure is an Orthodox basilica that later became a mosque and now serves as an important …