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Sultanahmet Camii

The Blue Mosque is the most visited mosque of the city. Built between 1609 and 1616 by Sultan Ahmet I, it got its name due to its original interior, which was decorated with 20.000 hand painted blue tiles. After the fire incident, other colours were...

Topkapi Sarayi

The Topkapi Palace used to be the centre of the Ottoman Empire's government, after the palace was constructed by Mehmet the Conqueror between 1459 and 1465. This complex has four courtyards with breathtaking chambers and artwork, and is twice as big...

Neve Salom Sinagagu

From way back, Istanbul has had a significant amount of Jewish inhabitants. Of the several synagogues in Istanbul, Neve Shalom is the biggest of the city. This beautiful synagogue was built in 1951 and is situated in an old Jewish neighbourhood. Alth...

Galata Kulesi

The first Galata Tower was built as a watch tower in 528 AD, but during the Crusade it was destroyed. In 1348 AD, the Genoese successfully built a new one. The top of the tower gives you a wonderful view of the city. The tower is 61 metres tall, it h...

Cagaloglu Hamami

An astonishing old hamam in Istanbul, constructed in 1741, which is being visited by many celebrities and royalties as well. It's also famous for its soap advertisement and Indiana Jones film décors. Feel the sensation of a Turkish steam bath and ge...

Bogaziçi Köprüsü

A bridge, remarkable for its untraditional architecture in Istanbul, is the the Bosphorus Bridge of 1973. Its height is 64 metres, it's 1560 metres long and it was once the longest bridge outside the United States. Before, you could cross the bridge...

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