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Blue Mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet I. with the design of Architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga in17th century. It is especially famous for its 6 elegant minarets and beautiful blue tiles decorating the interior space.
Hagia Sophia Mosque
This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its interior, and a wide, flat dome which was a bold engineering feat at the time it was constructed in the 6th century.
Built in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, it served as a water reservoir for the Great Palace. Located southwest of Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul's most spectacular museums and undoubtedly one of the top attractions you shouldn't miss on your trip.
Grand Bazaar was built as the first covered market in 1461 after the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Mehmet II. Experience the old Ottoman atmosphere in the Grand Bazaar, a huge building that has preserved its authentic identity, unlike today's modern shopping malls.
Galata Tower is the most important building that remained from the Genoese colony in Istanbul, first built in the 14th century.
The tower rises at the top of the Galata Walls, at the entrance of the Golden Horn. It has been restored many times and used for different purposes. Its location overlooking the Golden Horn makes it visible and memorable for centuries, perfectly in harmony with the fabric of the city.
The biggest palace in Turkey and also among the largest palaces in the world, covering an area of 45,000 m2 (11.1 acres). The form of the palace was highly influenced by European architectural styles such as Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical.
After Atatürk's death, the Dolmabahçe Palace was renovated and converted into a museum. However, it is still used for official functions such as state visits.