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Covered Bazaar

   Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 daily visitors. Best known for jewelry, hand painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries and junk shops. The vast majority of stands are grouped by type of goods that were exposed, with an area for leather goods and gold jewelry.      Grand Bazaar is an important commercial center since 1461 it wa...

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

   Saint Sophia Church - Aghia Sophia - represents the triumph of Christianity, but also a symbol of Byzantium. Tralles Anthemios master builders of Isidore of Miletus created one of the most impressive sacred buildings in the world, with a central dome designed based on mathematical calculations.      It was the largest church of Christianity until the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453. The cathedral was converted into a mo...

Blue Mosque

   Wishing to be a rival to the Ayasofya mosque the Sultan Ahmet I, the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616 as the largest mosque in Istanbul. Blue Mosque is one of the most famous sights in Istanbul, the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets (towers), most mosques with only four, two or even a minaret. Went to the news that the Sultan has commissioned architect Mehmet Aga to make a mosque with minarets of gold (Altina) but understood that the architect must make six (oth...

Topkapi Palace

   Topkapi Palace has hosted all the Ottoman sultans until the kingdom of Abdulmecid I (1839-1860), totaling almost four centuries. Mehmed II ordered the construction of the palace immediately after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Final form of the palace which covers an area of 700,000 square meters were added wall 1400 meters long. Along the wall there are three main gates: gate Otluk, Demir gate and the Imperial gate (Bab-i Humayun), and several smaller gates. After ...

Sunken Palace

  This huge tank, founded by Emperor Justinian I, the people called "Palace of the sink." Tanks on the site was found a huge church which may have been built centuries III and IV of Age Roman and served as a place of artistic and scientific activities but also to commercial businesses.      This place is rumored that some gardens which were surrounded by marble columns and the garden is a bronze statue of the Prophet Solomon stood ...

Galata Tower

  Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) dominated Beyoglu (district) since 1348 it was built as part of a Genoese colony served as a fortification and observation tower. After the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in 1453, became a prison tower and barn water. During the nineteenth century served as the observation point to the frequent fires that took place in the city since there were many wooden houses.     From the tower you can see a panoramic view of the ...

Bosphorus Channel

   One of the most strategic waterway channel, Bosporus connecting the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles, together with (in Turkish "Canakkale") separates Europe from Asia, is a flooded valley that follows an irregular course north-east to south- west over a length of 32 km, 730-3300 m wide and 30-120 meters deep.      Bosphorus word comes from a word of unknown origin Thracian language. This Greek word is inter...

Chora Church

  Although today Chora church building dates from XI-XIV centuries, the original church was originally built in the fourteenth century by Constantine the Great. Besides the attractive exterior, interior frescoes mozaicele and art of Byzantine Renaissance period. Mozaicele of the two lobbies infatisandu church's biblical scenes contain the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.     The two domes of the host entry portraits of ancestors of Jesus to Adam, a ...

Miniaturk Park

  Park construction began on June 30, 2001 and lasted two years. Miniaturk covers an area of 60,000 square meters is the largest miniature park in the world. Park includes 40,000 square feet free, 3,500 square meters covered with various buildings, 2,000 square feet of pools and channels and an immense park with a capacity of 500 vehicles.      Miniaturk Park currently has 105 buildings constructed on a scale of 1 / 25, 45 of them are in Ist...

Dolmabahce Palace

   Dolmabahce Palace is the largest and most luxurious residence in Turkey: 15,000 square meters built, 285 rooms, without calculating baths, halls and annexes. In the palace of oriental opulence meets six sultans who have lived (past rulers of the Ottoman Empire) with Western sophistication. Moreover, the palace looks more like an imperial residence French or Austrian, but the locations of 1001 nights, for Romanian visitors, the closest comparison would be within the President...


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