Agora Open Air Museum Izmir Turkey

Agora Open Air Museum Izmir Turkey

Agora Open Air Museum is a miracle of Izmir. Interestingly, on a single side of the Agora, some of the pillars are re-erected above some underground galleries which are quite extensive. Beautifully frescoed walls also have been found. There’s a little courtyard east. Bigger houses bore a distinct room with the intention of storage. This church … 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 »
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 »
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 »