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The Hippodrome Istanbul

The Hippodrome, once the cultural focus of the Byzantine Empire and now the site of the city park, At Meydanı ( Square of Horses ...

The Hippodrome, once the cultural focus of the Byzantine Empire and now the site of the city park, At Meydanı ( Square of Horses ), its historical significance predates that of most other major monuments in Istanbul. History The first construction of the stadium was undertaken by Roman Emperor

The Hippodrome Istanbul

Eating in Istanbul

Many of the best restaurants in Turkey are in Istanbul with some using their time and skill to offer old Ottoman style cuisine....

Many of the best restaurants in Turkey are in Istanbul with some using their time and skill to offer old Ottoman style cuisine. Restaurants in Istanbul Istanbul has numerous first class international establishments offering fresh fish, always a firm favourite on the menus, with its ample

Eating in Istanbul

Eminonu Yeni Mosque

Eminonu is still one of the largest and most convenient transport centres serving Istanbul and where buses, trams, trains and f...

Eminonu is still one of the largest and most convenient transport centres serving Istanbul and where buses, trams, trains and ferries meet and it was once the maritime entrance into the city. Places to Visit in Eminonu The Eminonu waterfront is usually the first introduction to visitors o

Eminonu - Yeni Mosque and Rustem Pasa Mosque

Black Sea Resorts close to

If you are staying in Istanbul the seaside villages of the Black Sea and resorts make for a good day trip or weekend break as a...

If you are staying in Istanbul the seaside villages of the Black Sea and resorts make for a good day trip or weekend break as accessibility is fairly easy.  Sile 70km from Uskudar , Sile is perched on a cliff-top overlooking a bay and the white sandy beaches that stretch far out to t

Black Sea Resorts close to Istanbul - Kilyos Sile Agva Polonezkoy

The Suleymaniye Complex Istanbul

The finest of all the Ottoman mosque complexes, built by the renowned architect Mimar Sinan for Suleyman the Magnificent , and is ...

The finest of all the Ottoman mosque complexes, built by the renowned architect Mimar Sinan for Suleyman the Magnificent , and is notably one of his greatest achievements. Construction Construction began in 1550 and took seven years to build. {reklam,300,250,1} It was almost destroyed by a

The Suleymaniye Complex Istanbul

Kariye or Chora Museum Istanbul

Formerly the Church of St. Saviour in Chlora, the Kariye Museum houses a beautiful series of preserved frescoes and mosaics por...

Formerly the Church of St. Saviour in Chlora, the Kariye Museum houses a beautiful series of preserved frescoes and mosaics portraying the life of Christ and is among the most significant of Istanbul’s Byzantine treasures. History The church was thought to have been built in the ea

Kariye or Chora Museum Istanbul

Art Exhibitions, Theatres, Concert Halls

Istanbul offers a wide variety of annual cultural festivals that match any other major European city. The government subsidise ...

Istanbul offers a wide variety of annual cultural festivals that match any other major European city. The government subsidise the theatre, opera and ballet making tickets affordable for everyone and there is always something happening at various venues every night in the city. Most of the intern

Art Exhibitions, Theatres, Concert Halls and Festivals

Yachting in Istanbul and around

Sailing in Istanbul The natural beautiful landscape around Istanbul, the open seas and fantastic sunsets the area has to offer...

Sailing in Istanbul The natural beautiful landscape around Istanbul, the open seas and fantastic sunsets the area has to offer makes it very popular for yachting. Sail through Byzantine and Ottoman history; pass spectacular castles, palaces and mosques; navigate the Bosphorus and the two huge br

Yachting in Istanbul and around

The Maiden’s Tower or Kizkulesi

Location The Maiden’s Tower or Kizkulesi is 150-200m off shore from the Salacak district in Uskudar . History ...

Location The Maiden’s Tower or Kizkulesi is 150-200m off shore from the Salacak district in Uskudar . History It is not accurately known when the tower was built but from its architectural style it is thought to be from around 340 BC. The tower’s other names have been Dama

The Maiden’s Tower or Kizkulesi Istanbul

Galata Tower Istanbul

History Although the exact date the Galata Tower was built is not know, it is claimed it was during the reign of the Byzant...

History Although the exact date the Galata Tower was built is not know, it is claimed it was during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius in 507. It was called the Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) by the Genoese and the Megalos Pyrgos (The Great Tower) by the Byzantines. It took

Galata Tower Istanbul

Obelisk of Theodosius or Dikilitas

This obelisk stands in the centre of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet and was carved from granite in around 1450 BC in commemoration ...

This obelisk stands in the centre of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet and was carved from granite in around 1450 BC in commemoration of Pharaoh Thutmosis III victories; it originally stood opposite Thebes in Egypt. Emperor Theodosius had it moved to Istanbul in 390 and it was re-erected onto a marbl

Obelisk of Theodosius or Dikilitas Istanbul

The Palace of Bucoleon &

Sited between Small Hagia Sophia Mosque (Kucuk Ayasofya Camii) and the Cankurtaran train station is the façade of the Pa...

Sited between Small Hagia Sophia Mosque (Kucuk Ayasofya Camii) and the Cankurtaran train station is the façade of the Palace of Bucoleon. This seaside annexe to the Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperors, is a rather sad and moving survivor of Constantinople. The immense structure of the G

The Palace of Bucoleon & the Great Palace Istanbul

Small Hagia Sophia or Small

The small mosque of Aya Sofya was built as a church between 527 and 536 to service the palace of Hormisdas and possibly predates i...

The small mosque of Aya Sofya was built as a church between 527 and 536 to service the palace of Hormisdas and possibly predates its namesake. Originally named after Sergius and Bacchus, two Roman soldiers, martyred for their faith and later became the patron saints of Christians in the Roman Army.

Small Hagia Sophia or Small Aya Sofya Mosque

Baths of Roxelana or Haseki

Built by Mimar Sinan in 1556, the double domed Hamam of Roxelana or Haseki Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath sits between the Sultanahmet...

Built by Mimar Sinan in 1556, the double domed Hamam of Roxelana or Haseki Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath sits between the Sultanahmet Mosque ( Blue Mosque ) and the Hagia Sophia Mosque (Aya Sofya), was named to honour Suleyman the Magnificent 's wife Roxelana (Hurrem Sultan), and was actually a rep

Baths of Roxelana or Haseki Hurrem Sultan Hamam

Palace of Ibrahim Pasa

The museum has some of the most beautiful and exquisite art and craft pieces that come from all over the Middle East housed ins...

The museum has some of the most beautiful and exquisite art and craft pieces that come from all over the Middle East housed inside what was once the private palace of Ibrahim Paşa the Grand Vizier and brother-in-law to Suleyman the Magnificent.  It is not only the collection of magnificent

Palace of Ibrahim Pasa - Museum of Turkish & Islamic Art

Military Museum Istanbul

This was the site of the Ottoman Imperial Military Academy during the final part of the Ottoman Empire and is made up of the hi...

This was the site of the Ottoman Imperial Military Academy during the final part of the Ottoman Empire and is made up of the historical buildings of the “Military Museum & Culture Centre”; “The Chief of Staff Military History and Strategic Research Ministry (ATASE)” wi

Military Museum Istanbul

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Zeki Pasa Mansion House

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Cicek Pasage or Flower Arcade Istanbul

Cemberlitas Fatih Istanbul

Naval or Deniz Museum Istanbul

Cistern of Binbirdirek or Philoxenos Istanbul

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Turkish Food Recipes

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Red Lentil Balls - Legume Mezes

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Pepper Dolma with Olive Oil - Rice & Pasta Dishes

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