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HISTORICAL PENINSULA
Historical Peninsula
“Historical Peninsula”, where the foundations of Istanbul were laid and which is the reason behind the existence of Istanbul, shoulders the history of the 14th century with the word “historical”...
Egyptian Bazaar
Located in Eminönü square and in the New Mosque Complex, Egyptian Bazaar is the most popular bazaar after Grand Bazaar...
Eminönü Square
One of the most lively and touristic areas in the Historical Peninsula is the Eminönü Square. You can witness the living history of Istanbul around the New Mosque and Eminönü Square.
The New Mosque and its Complex
The first place that comes to mind when talking about Eminönü is the New Mosque and its Complex which is just on the opposite of the Egyptian Bazaar...
Sirkeci Terminal
Located in Eminönü, Sultan Abdülhamid the 2nd made Sirkeci Terminal built by a German Architect for Orient Express between 1887-1889...
Gülhane Park
Gülhana Park in Eminönü district of Historical Peninsula is certainly one of the most popular and attractive parks in Istanbul...
Galata Bridge
The history of Galata Bridge, which is located at the access to Golden Horn and which connects Galata and Eminönü, dates back to old times...
Topkapı Palace
With its gorgeous architecture and the values inside, Topkapı Palace, where the Ottoman Sultans had lived between 15th to 19th centuries, is one of the most often visited places in Istanbul...
Hagia Irene Church
Built in the 4th century Hagia Irene Church was made to be rebuilt in 548 by the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinianus after a fire in 532...
Istanbul Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum in the Historical Peninsula is one of the most important museum in Istanbul as one of the richest museums around the world...
Tiled Pavilion
Tiled Pavilion inside Topkapı Palace was built in 1473 and bears the characteristics of the Ottoman architecture. Iznik pottery, Ottoman and Seljuk ceramics were used in the building...
Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd
Built in 1728 Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd is located at the entrance of Topkapı Palace in Historical Peninsula. It is one of the most outstanding historical monuments of the area with its mesmeri
Sultanahmet Square
Sultanahmet Square, the most popular place in the Historical Peninsula, is also known as Hippodrome...
The Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmet the 1st made the Blue Mosque built in 17th century. With its gorgeous architecture and 6 minarets, it stands as one of the best architectural buildings and mosques...
Hagia Sophia Museum
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality...
Basilica Cistern
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. Located on the Divan Yolu (Road to the Imperial Council) close to Sultanahmet Square in the Historical Peninsula, Basilica Cistern...
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Located in Ibrahim Pasha Palace in the Historical Peninsula Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum hosts unique Turkish and Islamic pieces such as manuscripts of Quran, miniatures, antique carpets...
Mosaic Museum
Located close to the Blue Mosque, the Great Palace Mosaic Museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period. When we look into the history of the Great Palace Mosaic Museum...
Grand Bazaar
World’s oldest and largest closed market is in the center of Istanbul. Like a giant labyrinth with 60 narrow streets and over 3000 shops, Grand Bazaar is a must-see place in Istanbul...
Çorlulu Ali Pasha Madrasa
Çorlulu Ali Pasha, one of the grand viziers of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd made a social complex including mosque and madrasa, built in Istanbul during his service as grand vizier between 1706-1710...
The Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art
The Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art in Beyazıt Square is attached to General Directorate for Foundations and is within the Beyazıt Madrasa that belongs to Beyazıt Complex...
Beyazıt Tower
During the Byzantine period there used to be a “Tetratsiyon” tower which was built for fire-watching in remote areas and it is where the Beyazit Tower stands today...
Beyazıt Mosque
It was Sultan Bayezit Veli who made the Beyazıt Mosque built in Beyazıt Square, the largest square of the city, which was called as Forum of Theodosius during the Byzantine time...
Çemberlitaş Bath
Çemberlitas Bath is located on Çemberlitas Square on Divanyolu Street situated in the midst of some of Istanbul’s greatest monuments...
Süleymaniye Mosque
The construction of the Süleymaniye Mosque started in June 13, 1550, by Sinan the Architect, upon the order of Süleyma the Magnificent, the 10th sultan of the Ottoman Empire...
Fatih Mosque
Fatih Mosque and Complex is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey and it was Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror who made the mosque built...
Chora Museum
It was first built as a monastry by Saint Teodius in 534 during the time of Justinianus...
Bulgarian Church
The Bulgarian Church was built near the Golden Horn between the Streets of Ayvansaray and Mürsel Paşa. Because of nationalistic movements, it was built independently from the Greek Orthodox...
Zeyrek Church and Mosque
Zeyrek Mosque (Church of Monastry of Pantokrator) is a religious building belonging to the Byzantine Middle period in Zeyrek of Fatih District in Istanbul at Sinanağa Quarter, İbadethane Street...
BETWEEN SARAYBURNU COASTAL ROAD and YEŞİLKÖY...
There are many places to see by the side of coastal road starting from Sarayburnu towards Yeşilköy in Historical Peninsula...
Surp Vortvots Vorodman Church
The name Surp Vortvots Vorodman means “The Children of the Thunder”. It is a Byzantine church used by Armenians after the conquest of Istanbul...
Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque
It was Sokullu Mehmet Pasha who made this mosque built by Sinan the Architect. The wooden congregation place was changed later.
Armenian Patriarchate
It was founded in 1461 by Sultan Mehmet the Conquerer, in order to manage the spiritual and earthly affairs of Armenians in Ottoman Empire...