Topkapı Palace  Distance: 10 min.

The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and very famous treasury of the Royal Family.

 

 

 

St. Sophia Museum  Uzaklık: 10 min.

The Basilica of St. Sophia, now called the Ayasofya Museum; is unquestionably one ot the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, its immense dome rises 55 meters above the ground and its diameter spans 31 meters. You should linger here to absorb the building’s majestic serenity and to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics. (Open every day except Monday.) This huge, brick-colored building standing at the southern size of the square was built in the 6th century..

 

Blue Mosque Distance: 15 min.

One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture and is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

 

 

 

Underground Cistern Uzaklık: 15 dk.

Ayasofya’nın karşısında yer alan bu sarnıç Bizans imparatoru birinci Jüstinyen tarafından yaptırılmış en son sarnıçtır . Her kolon 8 m genişliğinde  70×140 ölçülerindedir ve 28×12 toplam 336 kolondan oluşur.

 

 

 

Süleymaniye Mosque Distance: 30 min.

The mosque of Sultan Suleyman The Magnificent, was built in the 16 th century by ‘Sinan’ the famous architect of all times.

 

 

 

Galata Kulesi Distance: 25 min.

This is thought to have been built by the Emperor Anastasius I ( 491-518 A.D ), although there is probably stronger evidence to suggest that it may have been the work of the Gnoese to defend them against repeated Byzantine attacks. The Byzantine side of the city was over the Golden Horn in old Istanbul, between the Horn and The Marmara sea

 

 

 Golden Horn  Distance: 20 min.

The bay with 7 kms. length, has been a natural harbour of the city. It is as wide as 800 meters in places, with an average depth of 35meters. The rivers of Alibeykoy and Kagithane adjourns into the Goldenhorn.

 

 

 

Spice Bazaar  Distance: 10 dk.

The Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: ‘Mısır Çarşısı’, or Egyptian Bazaar) in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in Fatih, in the neighborhood of Eminönü, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

 

 

Dolmabahce Palace Distance: 10 min.

The district of Dolmabahce is situated on the European shores of the Bosphorus between Besiktas and Kabatas on the Marmara Sea. Pavilions and royal lodges were built along the shore from the 15th century onwards, as the sources inform us. In time the bay was silted up and the process of infill began in the reign of Ahmet I ( 1603-1617 )