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 »