Archive for tag: historic peninsula

A museum with three separate collections: Archaeological Museum, Ancient Orient Museum, and the Tiled Kiosk Museum, featuring ancient relics and artifacts.

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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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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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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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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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One of the largest mosques of Istanbul built by Mimar Sinan for Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.

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Before Hagia Sophia became a museum, it served as a Christian church and a mosque.

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The place to go for spices, dried fruits, nuts, sweets and souvenir shopping.

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545,000 tulips created the World’s Largest Tulip Carpet in between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

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