The Pammakaristos Church was home to the Christian Orthodox Patriarch for 132 years and is famed for its Byzantine mosaics. Today it's a museum and mosque.
A traveler’s guide to the ancient city of Antep (Turkey) and its most delicious, historical and must-see destinations.
The city where foodies taste the best food, historians trace ancient civilizations and artists watch craftsmen at work.
Designed by the famed architect Mimar Sinan out of love for the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent’s daughter, Mihrimah.
A collection of Byzantine mosaics unearthed at the former site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
Behind the scenes of the Grand Bazaar where merchants and artisans stopped along the Silk Road.
The perfect beer and food pairing in Istanbul.
A traditional Turkish sweet dating back to the 15th century.
Along the Golden Horn at the top of the Eyüp cemetery, sits the popular and frequented Pierre Loti Cafe.
Named after the standard-bearer of the Prophet Muhammad, Eyüp is one of the holiest and most sacred places of pilgrimage in the Islamic world.
For a popular turkish staple, head to Süleymaniye Mosque to find the best tomato-based white bean stew in the city.
A new bright and vibrant rainbow staircase to replace the original one in Cihangir.
One of the most famous mosques in Turkey, Sultanahmet Mosque is constantly referred to as the Blue Mosque for its interior blue Iznik tilework.
A traditional dish from Crimea that was brought to Turkey during the Crimean Tatar Diaspora into the Ottoman Empire.
Some of the finest and oldest Byzantine mosaics and frescoes can be found in a former Byzantine Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul.
One of the most picturesque spots in Istanbul, as you witness the Ortaköy Mosque juxtaposed with the Bosphorus Bridge behind it.
From bagels to simit.
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