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.

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Designed by the famed architect Mimar Sinan out of love for the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent’s daughter, Mihrimah.

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A collection of Byzantine mosaics unearthed at the former site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.

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Behind the scenes of the Grand Bazaar where merchants and artisans stopped along the Silk Road.

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The perfect beer and food pairing in Istanbul.

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A traditional Turkish sweet dating back to the 15th century.

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Along the Golden Horn at the top of the Eyüp cemetery, sits the popular and frequented Pierre Loti Cafe.

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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.

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For a popular turkish staple, head to Süleymaniye Mosque to find the best tomato-based white bean stew in the city.

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A new bright and vibrant rainbow staircase to replace the original one in Cihangir.

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