Historical Places

Yedikule Fortress

Yedikule Fortress

Yedikule Zindanlari is perhaps best known as the gigantic, ancient fortress that overshadows the southern European approaches to the city of Istanbul.The history of the structure dates back to the 4th..
Tunnel

Tunnel

Built by French engineers and inaugurated on January 17, 1875, Istanbul's Tunel underground train allowed European diplomats and businessmen to ride between their waterside offices in Karakoy (Galata)..
Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

A visit to Topkapi Palace is one of the most popular things to do in Istanbul. The first and most famous of the Ottoman Sultans’ residences and administrative centers in Istanbul, it was built in 1465..
The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.It is well known ..
The Galata Tower

The Galata Tower

The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is, along with such structures as Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus Bridge, one of the most recognizable and emblematic parts of the Istanbul skyline. A..
Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

One of Mimar (architect) Sinan’s largest and most beautiful masterpieces, this impressive structure was completed in 1557 and proudly looms over the Istanbul skyline with historic glory. The resting p..
St. George Church

St. George Church

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, known locally as the Fener Rum Patrikhanesi has been the spiritual center for the Orthodox Community in Istanbul since 1599.Before being converted to the Ecumenical Pa..
St. Esprit Cathedral

St. Esprit Cathedral

Also known as the Cathedral of The Holy Spirit, this is one of the main Catholic Churches of Istanbul, and was built by famous architect Gaspare Fossati under the direction of his colleague Julien Hil..
St. Antoine Church

St. Antoine Church

St. Antoine Church, also known as St Anthony of Padua, may be the most famous Roman Catholic establishment in Istanbul, especially due to its prominent location near the center of Istiklal Caddesi.Est..
Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar

The Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), otherwise known as the Spice Bazaar, is the place to be to enjoy a fresh supply of spices, nuts, honeycomb, Turkish delights, dried figs, caviar and mature hard Tu..
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