Suleymaniye Mosque Istanbul – Masterpiece of Architect Sinan

Suleymaniye Mosque Istanbul – Masterpiece of Architect Sinan

Suleymaniye Mosque was built between 1550 and 1557 by Mimar Sinan in the name of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. In the vicinity of the work built in the style of classical Ottoman architecture, there are many buildings such as madrasa (school), hospital, hamam, library, soup kitchen. The Süleymaniye Mosque has 4 minarets. This is because … Continue reading »
Anitkabir Ankara – Eternal Resting Place of the Greatest Leader of Turkey

Anitkabir Ankara – Eternal Resting Place of the Greatest Leader of Turkey

Anitkabir (Mausoleum); The monument tomb built in Ankara for Ataturk. It is in Rasattepe, which is the highest place in Ankara after the Historical Castle. History of Anitkabir When Atatürk died in Istanbul on November 10, 1938, the funeral was taken to Ankara and temporarily laid the Ankara Ethnography Museum. An international project competition has … Continue reading »
Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi) Istanbul – Heart of a Metropolitan

Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi) Istanbul – Heart of a Metropolitan

Istiklal Street is the most famous street and heart of Istanbul. Every year, millions of tourists start to visit Istanbul from here. The beginning of Istiklal Caddesi is Taksim Square and the end is called as Tünel. I suggest you start walking around Taksim Square. There was a big bus stop on this square and … Continue reading »
Old Book Sellers Bazaar (Sahaflar Çarşısı) İstanbul – Treasure in Grand Bazaar

Old Book Sellers Bazaar (Sahaflar Çarşısı) İstanbul – Treasure in Grand Bazaar

Old Book Sellers Bazaar (Sahaflar Çarşısı) is a place where used book sellers are located in the Grand Bazaar. This not only contains thousands of precious books, but also 556 years of history. Used book sales was first initiated by Umayyad in Andalusia in the year of 700’s. The second center was Baghdad and the … Continue reading »
Dolmabahce Palace Istanbul – Ottoman Palace by the Sea

Dolmabahce Palace Istanbul – Ottoman Palace by the Sea

Dolmabahce Palace was built between 1843-1856 as a mixture of European art styles. The building is the work of Sultan Abdülmecit’s architect Karabet Balyan. Ottoman Sultans had many palaces in every era. However, the main palace, Topkapi Palace, was abandoned after the completion of Dolmabahce Palace. Dolmabahce Palace has 3 symmetrical planned floors. There are … Continue reading »
Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Cistern) İstanbul – Glory Lives Underground

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Cistern) İstanbul – Glory Lives Underground

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Cistern) is the oldest cistern in Istanbul. Basilica Cistern, which is called as Yerebatan Cistern, is a big cistern located between Hagia Sophia and Cagaloglu in Istanbul. This large closed cistern, which still contains water, was built in the early ages to meet the water need of the city. Since Istanbul was … Continue reading »