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Hagia Sophia Museum

What is the History of Hagia Sophia ? The Hagia Sophia, one of the most historical architectural wonders that still remains standing in these days, has an essential position within the artwork world with its structure, grandness, measurement and performance. The Hagia Sophia, the largest church constructed by means of the East Roman Empire in […]

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Museum pass – Istanbul Müzekart

Planning some serious sightseeing? The Istanbul Museum Pass allows free entrance to a dozen of the city’s top sites, including the Topkapı Palace and theHagia Sophia, plus discounts on a selection of other museums, shops, restaurants and activities. It costs a wallet-friendly 85 lira (£20 at current, favourable, rates) for three days or 115 lire […]

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The Basilica Cistern

In the Depths of History One of the magnificent ancient buildings of İstanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sofia. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), this big underground water reservoir is called as “Yerebatan Cistern” among the public because of the underground marble columns. As there used to […]

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10 of the best sights in Istanbul

Istanbul’s many attractions include towering minarets, underground Byzantine cisterns and steamy bathhouses. Pat Yale selects the places to visit Basilica Cistern The city’s most unexpectedly romantic attraction, the Basilica Cistern, offers an insight into the complicated system that once brought drinking water into Istanbul from Thrace (an area of the south-east Balkans now constituting Turkish […]

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10 Tourist Attractions in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city that wears its cultures and history well, blending them into an exciting city that has much to offer travelers from around the world. Founded during Neolithic times, Istanbul today is a modern city that remains true to its historic heritage through its mosques, basilicas and cathedrals, and ancient bazaars. Standing between […]

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