THINGS TO DO IN ISTANBUL
Hagia Sophia Mosque is the right place to start visiting the historical peninsula, the pupil of Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia, built 3 times in the same place as one of the most famous places of worship in the world, received its final form in 537.
On the day Hagia Sophia was opened for worship, Emperor Justinian said, “God, thank you for giving me the opportunity to make such a place of worship.” It is rumored that he shouted, “O Solomon, I have passed you”, referring to the Temple of Solomon.
The Ottoman Empire is one of the empires that have reached the widest borders in the world and have dominated for centuries. Topkapi Palace, where this deep-rooted history and magnificent structure were ruled for 400 years, where Sultans and their families lived, is waiting to be seen on the historical peninsula in all its glory.
One of the most popular stops on the historical peninsula is the Grand Bazaar, which has been standing in Beyazit for 550 years. The Grand Bazaar, known to foreigners as the Grand Bazaar, is famous for its streets in which you will get lost and its jewelers who lead the world gold market.
Galata Tower, where long queues are expected to go to the top and view Istanbul today, is one of the most important icons that draw the skyline of Istanbul.
During the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Rumelihisar, which was made in 90 days in order to cut off the aid that could come to Byzantium from the Black Sea, is also known as the Boğazkesen fortress in accordance with its purpose.
This Dolmabahce palace, built by the Ottoman Sultan Sultan Abdulmecit in 1856 on the shores of the Bosphorus, is one of the most important landmarks of Istanbul with its magnificent image bearing traces of Western architecture.
The Maiden Tower, one of the most romantic icons of Istanbul, was restored in 2000 and started to serve as a restaurant. Marriage proposal at the maiden's Tower, which is reached in 5 minutes by boats from the coast of Uskudar, has become one of the customs of Istanbul. There is no requirement to eat in the restaurant to visit the maiden's Tower, you can only see the maiden's tower up close by paying the boat toll.
If you ask which is the most famous mosque in Istanbul, you will get the answer of the Blue Mosque from many people. The Blue Mosque, known all over the world as the Blue Mosque, is famous for its 6 minarets and blue Iznik tiles that decorate the interior.