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

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

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One of the most famous mosques in Turkey, Sultanahmet Mosque is constantly referred to as the Blue Mosque for its interior blue Iznik tilework.

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Some of the finest and oldest Byzantine mosaics and frescoes can be found in a former Byzantine Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul.

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One of the most picturesque spots in Istanbul, as you witness the Ortaköy Mosque juxtaposed with the Bosphorus Bridge behind it.

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Built in 1890 by the Oriental Railway, Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Terminal was the eastern stop of the world-famous Orient Express.

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