old City

The area of ​​the old city in Istanbul is about 23 square kilometers, and it contains seven hills, six of which form long peaks above the Golden Horn. The rest were all inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.[1]

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace is the second palace of the Ottoman sultans. It was built by Abd al-Majid on the site of Mahmud II Palace. The clock tower, the mosque, and the palace were also built by the Balian family of architects in 1853 AD, and the palace is famous for containing a chandelier that was a gift The Sultan of Queen Victoria, which weighs about 4,500 kilograms, is the largest in the world.[2]

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in the world. It contains nearly 4,000 stores spread over approximately 65 winding streets leading to the main road. Among the markets included in the Grand Bazaar are cloth auctions and jewelry markets, which are the two oldest sections of the bazaar. Find in this auction everything of tourist value such as spices, textiles, clothing, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, and others.[2]

Aya Sofia

Hagia Sophia was built by the Roman Emperor Constantine from 325 to 330 years, and it was built as a Christian church. The current building dates back to the sixth century when the cathedral was rebuilt by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Museum by the new Republic of Turkey in 1935.[3]

Topkapi Palace

The Topkapi Palace is the largest and oldest palace in the world. It is surrounded by five kilometers of walls and occupies an area of ​​700,000 square meters. It was built by Sultan Mehmed II, the Conqueror of Constantinople between 1460 and 1478 AD. The palace has changed several times. Many times throughout history, part of it was destroyed due to natural disasters such as an earthquake, but the old building can be seen through paintings or miniature models, and it was renovated and turned into a museum in 1924 AD.[4]

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  1. ↑ Blake Ehrlich (31-10-2018), “Istanbul”, www.britannica.com, Retrieved 11-16-2018. Edited.
  2. ^ AB “Istanbul Map”, www.mapsofworld.com, 10-12-2017, Retrieved 11-16-2018. Edited.
  3. ↑ “AYA SOFYA”, www.encyclopedia.com, 11-16-2018, Retrieved 11-16-2018. Edited.
  4. ↑ “Topkapi Palace”, www.mapsofworld.com,9-7-2015, Retrieved 11-16-2018. Edited.

Monuments in Istanbul

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