Caferaga Madrasah – The peaceful madrasah in the heart of Istanbul

Caferaga Madrasah – The peaceful madrasah in the heart of Istanbul

Caferaga Madrasah is on the right side of the street, from Hagia Sophia to Sirkeci, before reaching Gulhane. Here you will see the signs of the Caferiye Street and the Caferaga Madrasah. When you enter this street, the chaos of the Sultanahmet Mosque, the trams and the voices of the vehicles disappear. In the stone paved … Continue reading »
The Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey (Sultanahmet Mosque)

The Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey (Sultanahmet Mosque)

A favorite place of worship, a trip to the Blue Mosque Istanbul is critical for tourists wishing to explore Turkey during its best. Turkey is a country full of historical sights that are hard to enlist. It is the only country in the world that contains two continents, connected by a bridge. Though Turkey is … Continue reading »
Rumeli Fortress İstanbul – Mehmed the Conqueror’s Power

Rumeli Fortress İstanbul – Mehmed the Conqueror’s Power

Rumeli Fortress is one of the symbols of Istanbul. Istanbul suffered many besieges before the siege of Fatih Sultan Mehmed in 1453. The Roman city walls surrounding the city could stop all previous encirclement. The very needs of the city were reinforced by sea when they were surrounded by very long sieges. The Rumeli Fortress, … Continue reading »
Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı) Istanbul – Trading Center of Ottoman

Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı) Istanbul – Trading Center of Ottoman

After the conquest of Istanbul, the grand bazaar built by Fatih Sultan Mehmed Khan, which is a big bazaar from streets with shops covered with roofs and domes. It is the oldest commercial center of Istanbul and its name is Çarşu-yı kebir = Büyük Çarşı. Just like in other Ottoman cities, Istanbul was also built … Continue reading »
Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyüp Sultan Camii) Istanbul – Great work of Ottoman

Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyüp Sultan Camii) Istanbul – Great work of Ottoman

Eyup Sultan Mosque is a mosque built after the conquest of Istanbul. It was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1458. In 1800, all the pieces except the minarets were demolished and renewed. Today the mosque of the Ottoman heritage welcomes its guests with all its magnificence. Eyup Sultan Mosque History The name of the … Continue reading »
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 »
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 »