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The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE popularly known as the Blue Mosque The mosque dominates Istanbul’s majestic skyline with its elegant composition of ascending domes and six slender soaring minarets.
HIPPODROME, The scenery of musty chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEDOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.
GRAND BAZAAR (COVERED MARKET) In this maze of streets and paths you find more than 4000 shops with each business having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts.
We begin our tour from the Sultanahmet area, Hagia Sophia Museum which was built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD , the church is one of the prodigies of world architecture. turned into a mosque in 1453, and now it's a museum. Its great dome still overbear the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also known for its mosaics. Next we will visit the Blue Mosque which was named due to the fabulous tiles decorating its interior. it was built in the early 17th century by Sultan Ahmet I and designed by one of Sinan students , the greatest Ottoman architect, it is very famous for being the only mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is marvellous huge . The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, can have up to 100,000 attendants and featured objects from all corners of the empire. The Grand Bazaar was the commercial centre of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of wonders including carpets , silks, jewelry, ceramics, and leather goods.
TOPKAPI PALACE one of the greatest palace of the Ottoman sultans it was the main palace for almost 400 years , It contains large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armor, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals, as well as a display of Ottoman treasures and jewelry.
(Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)
we visit the New Mosque, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, , the construction is ordered by Safiye Sultan, the wife of Sultan Murad III and the mother of his successor Sultan Mehmed III, hence the name Valide Sultan meaning Queen Mother. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul."