5 Must-see places in Istanbul

5 Must-see places in Istanbul

5 Must-see places in Istanbul

5 Must-see places in Istanbul

Istanbul, a settlement of about 8 thousand years, which is home to dozens of civilizations. It is among one of the most important cities in the world with its hundreds of historical buildings in Istanbul and unique nature. Blending history and innovations, Istanbul offers its visitors a unique experience.

Today we will talk about 5 must-see places in Istanbul. If you come to Istanbul and don't visit these places in Istanbul, be sure that you will miss a lot.

Topkapı Palace

Fatih Sultan Mehmet ordered the construction of the Topkapı Palace in 1460 after conquering Istanbul with the extraordinary tactics in 1453.

Topkapi Palace was designed in the 19th century, but not with all of its additional facilities in place at the same time, such as Dolmabahçe Palace. By the turn of the century, it had been extended with new structures.

Located on the historic Istanbul peninsula between the Marmara Sea, the Strait of Istanbul and the Golden Horn, the palace is one of Istanbul's iconic buildings.

After the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, Topkapi Palace, which was turned into one of the museums in Istanbul on April 3, 1924, has the distinction of being the first museum of Turkey. Today, Topkapi Palace, which occupies an area of about 300,000 square meters, is one of the largest palace museums in the world with its structures, architecture, collections and about 300,000 archival documents.

The Maiden Tower

The Maiden's Tower is a structure built on a small islet off the coast of Salacak, in the Bosphorus near the Sea of Marmara, that is the subject of legends and rumors.

The Byzantine era's only surviving artifact in Üsküdar is the tower, which has become the city's emblem. It has a historical history dating back to 2475 BC.

This island, which first housed a tomb in the Greek period, was used as a customs station with an annex built in the Byzantine period. During the Ottoman period, it was used as a defensive fortress, exile station, quarantine room. It has never lost its function of guiding people with its main task and its presence for centuries, and at night with its winking flashlight to passing ships.

Galata Tower

Galata Tower is a historic tower located in Istanbul, Galata district. The tower was built by the Genoese who settled in Galata in 1348 to protect their regions against foreigners. 

16. in the century, it was used as a dungeon for prisoners working in the Kasımpaşa shipyard, and later it was turned into a warehouse of the shipyard. Hezarfen Ahmed Çelebi, the first flying Turk, made his famous flight from Galata Tower and managed to fly to Üsküdar.

Hagia Sophia

In terms of glory, grandeur, size, and functionality, Hagia Sophia has been able to endure throughout the history of architecture in the world, and it holds a prominent place in the architectural art world. It was built three times in the same location. It was called Megale Ekklesia (Great church) when it was first built. Hagia Sophia has the meaning of sacred wisdom. During the period of the Eastern Roman Empire, it was the largest church in the capital and the cathedral was a workhouse. Currently, it is served as a mosque.

Rumeli Fortress

Rumeli Fortress, located in Sarıyer, Istanbul, covers an area of 30 acres. It is a fortress built to read in the form of "Muhammad" in old letters when viewed from afar. Completed in as little as 90 days, the fortress has three large towers and the largest bastions of the castle in the world.

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