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Top Things to Do in Istanbul, Turkey, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Historic Areas of Istanbul

The Historic Areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. It includes locations such as the Galata Bridge, the Seraglio Point where the Topkapı Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Yeni Mosque near the Galata Bridge, the Beyazıt Tower and the Süleymaniye Mosque.

Süleymaniye Mosque

The Süleymaniye Mosque ( Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii, Turkish pronunciation: [sylejˈmaːnije]) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

Rüstem Pasha Mosque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha (the husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah). Rüstem Pasha died in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1561 until 1563.

Chora Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora ( Turkish: Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, Kariye Kilisesi - the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in Istanbul, in the Edirnekapı neighborhood, which lies in the western part of the municipality ( belediye) of Fatih.

Hagia Sophia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, " Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica ( church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Rahmi M. Koç Museum

The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is a private industrial museum in Istanbul, Turkey dedicated to history of transport, industry and communications. Rahmi M. Koç, member of the wealthiest dynasty in Turkey and retired boss of the Koç Group, founded the museum in 1991, which was opened on December 13, 1994.

Basilica Cistern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Basilica Cistern ( Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı - "Sunken Palace", or Yerebatan Sarnıcı - "Sunken Cistern"), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.


BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) INTRODUCTION The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga in the sultan 1. Ahmet's time between (1609-1616) years. It is located on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque ( Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I.

Sakıp Sabancı Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum ( Turkish: Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi) is a private fine arts museum in Istanbul, Turkey, dedicated to calligraphic art, religious and state documents, as well as paintings of the Ottoman era. The museum was founded by Sakıp Sabancı, and was opened in June 2002.

Eyüp Sultan Mosque

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque ( Turkish: Eyüp Sultan Camii) is situated in the district of Eyüp on the European side of Istanbul, near the Golden Horn, outside the Walls of Constantinople. Built in 1458, it was the first mosque constructed by the Ottoman Turks following the Conquest of Constantinople in 1453.

Istanbul Archaeology Museums

The Istanbul Archaeology Museums ( Turkish: İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri ) is a group of three archeological museums located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey, near Gülhane Park and Topkapı Palace. The Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums. Archaeological Museum (in the main building) Museum of the Ancient Orient Museum of Islamic Art (in the Tiled Kiosk).

The Museum of Innocence (museum)

The Museum of Innocence (Turkish: Masumiyet Müzesi) is a museum in the Çukurcuma neighbourhood of the Beyoğlu district in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk created the museum in conjunction with his eponymous novel. The museum and the novel were created in tandem, centered around the stories of two Istanbul families.

İstanbul Modern

İstanbul Modern, aka Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, ( Turkish: İstanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi) is a museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Inaugurated on December 11, 2004, the museum prominently features the work of Turkish artists.

Miniatürk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 m 2 (650,000 sq ft). It is one of the world's largest miniature parks with its 15,000 m 2 (160,000 sq ft) model area.

Çorlulu Ali Pasha

Çorlulu Damat Ali Pasha (1670 in Çorlu - 1711 in Lesbos) was an Ottoman grand vizier who held the office from 1706 to 1710. After the Edirne event, sultan Ahmed III appointed him as the beylerbey (high governor) of Aleppo (modern Syria) and later as the beylerbey of Tripoli (modern Lebanon).

New Mosque (Istanbul)

The Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque; originally named the Valide Sultan Mosque ( Turkish: Valide Sultan Camii) and later New Valide Sultan Mosque ( Turkish: Yeni Valide Sultan Camii) after its partial reconstruction and completion between 1660 and 1665; is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, Turkey.

Fatih Mosque, Istanbul

The ' Fatih Mosque ( Turkish: Fatih Camii' or Conqueror's Mosque in English) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was one of the largest examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Istanbul and represented an important stage in the development of classic Turkish architecture.

Maiden's Tower

This article is about the tower in Istanbul. For the tower in Azerbaijan, see Maiden Tower (Baku). The Maiden's Tower ( Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander's Tower ( Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

İstanbul Toy Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The museum was founded by the Turkish poet and novelist, Sunay Akın, in 2005. The museum opened on April 23, a national holiday in Turkey, National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Currently, the museum has on display 4,000 toys and miniatures, from Turkey and abroad; many of the exhibits are antiques, some of which date back nearly 200 years.