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Prisons and Walls of Yedikule-Seven TowersPrisons and Walls of Yedikule-Seven Towers , Fatih

The fortress with Seven Towers( Yedikule ) is located district of Fatih near the Marmara. During Byzantine period it was five tower, after conquest of Istanbul two tower was added by Fatih Sultan Mehmet.  It is now open to the public as a historical monument with a permant exhibition in the courtyart. The prison of Yedikule is as a museum...

Florya Atatürk Marine MansionFlorya Atatürk Marine Mansion , Bakırköy

Florya Atatürk Marine Mansion is located, on the Marmara coast between Yeşilköy and Küçükçekmece, the Florya neighborhood of the Bakırköy district in Istanbul. It was built in 1935 by the municipality of Istanbul architect Seyfi Arkan, for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's recreational use. The building is a historic house museum today...

Ihlamur PavilionsIhlamur Pavilions , Beşiktaş

The Ihlamur Pavilions is located in district of Beşiktaş, opposite of Beşiktaş wedding center. The Ihlamur Pavilions was started to built by Sultan Abdülmecid ( 1839-1861) period. And then Merasim Pavilion and Maiyet Pavilion was builted...

Panorama 1453 History MuseumPanorama 1453 History Museum , Zeytinburnu

Panorama 1453 History Museum is in Topkapı distinct inside of Topkapı Park. Panarma 1453, in which there are audio and three dimensional visual effects and show conquest of istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet...

Florya AquariumFlorya Aquarium , Bakırköy

Florya Aquarium is 5 km away from Atatürk International Airport in Şenlikköy (Florya) area of Bakırköy district. It is the biggest thematic aquarium of the world and is an official member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Florya Aquarium has 15,000 types of sea creatures as well as 6,000 square meters in the visiting areas...

Sultan Ahmet ( Blue ) MosqueSultan Ahmet ( Blue ) Mosque , Fatih

Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior, is one of the monuments of Istanbul that has became its symbol. Sultan Ahmet Mosque's six minarets are unique in Istanbul. There are a total of 16 şerefes (balcony- muezzin platfrom) on the mosque's minarets...

Sultan Ahmet Square The HippodromeSultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome , Fatih

The hippodrome is located in the square facing the Sultan Ahmet Mosque. The square was a circus that was the sporting and social centre during the Byzantine Period. There of the important monuments of the Hippodrome are still standing. They are the Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the Walled Obelisk...

Topkapı PalaceTopkapı Palace , Fatih

Topkapı Sarayı, the first place to visit on arrival in Istanbul, is located Sarayburnu in Istanbul. In the foremost place was the Topkapı Palace as the centre of Ottoman administration and the residence of many Ottoman Sultans. The palace was orginally a complex of ancillary buildings which had been used about four centuries without a break...

The Basilica CisternThe Basilica Cistern , Fatih

Basilica Cistern is located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ). It provided water to İstanbul during Byzantine Period. It is the largest of all cisterns in Istanbul. The cistern Basilica is 70 m. in width and 140 m. in height. The dome, covering area of 9800 m2...

Istanbul Archaeological MuseumsIstanbul Archaeological Museums , Fatih

İstanbul Archaeological Museums is located in the slope of the Osman Hamdi Bey,the way from Gulhane Park to the Topkapı Palace in Sultanahmet. İstanbul Archaeological Museum is among the richest museums in the world today with its collection of over one million pieces that carry traces of various periods and cultures in the world history...

Hagia SophiaHagia Sophia , Fatih

Hagia Sophia is opposite the Sultan Ahmet Mosque ( Blue Mosque ). Hagia Sophia is served firstly Byzantine Cathedral then Mosque and serves as a Museum today. The most glorious architectural heritage of Byzantine Empire is Ayasofya which has been refered to as the eighth wonder of the world and it is one of the most important surviving works Byzantine Period...

The Süleymaniye Mosque and ComplexThe Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex , Fatih

The Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex is located in Fatih district of Istanbul. Süleymaniya Mosque was built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul by architect Mimar Sinan, was devoted to Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. Mimar Sinan referred to Süleymaniye as the work of my craftsmanship...

The Covered BazaarThe Covered Bazaar , Fatih

The Covered Bazaar is located in Beyazıt area Fatih distinct of Istanbul. It is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. It is too large complex, normal to lost. it is consisting of 61 streets, 4400 shops, 2195 workshops, 18 fountains, 2 bedestens (vaulted and waterproofed areas of the bazaar where valuable goods are kept),...

Şehzade Mosque and ComplexŞehzade Mosque and Complex , Fatih

Şehzade Mosque and Complex is located Şehzadebaşı area in Fatih district of Istanbul. Complex was built for Prince Mehmet, the son of the Süleiman the Magnificient whom he liked the most and ideally thought to enthrone him. The architect Mimar Sinan has called the complex the work of his apprenticeship...

The Quaduct Of ValensThe Quaduct Of Valens , Fatih

The Aquaduct of Valens is located in Fatih district of Istanbul. It spans the valley between the hills which are today occupied by Istanbul University and the Fatih Mosque. It is a creation of the late Roman and the early Byzantine time. The Aquaduct of Valens which served Istanbul for many years by bringining water into the city from distant sources...

Zeyrek Mosque ( Old name: Church of Christ Pantokrator)Zeyrek Mosque ( Old name: Church of Christ Pantokrator) , Fatih

Zeyrek Mosque ( Church of Christ Pantokrator ) is located Zeyrek area in Fatih distinct of Istanbul. This Church ,is date from the Byzantine period, made of three chapel. It has the largest floor, church after Ayasofya for a surviving historical building in Istanbul...

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, EdirnekapıMihrimah Sultan Mosque, Edirnekapı , Fatih

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, is an Ottoman mosque, is quite close to the city walls and the Edirne Gate. It is located Edirnekapı section in Fatih district of Istanbul. The mosque was built by the architect Mimar Sinan for the daughter of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Mihrimah Sultan...

Kariye ( Caria ) MuseumKariye ( Caria ) Museum , Fatih

Kariye - Caria ( St. Saviour In Chora) Muzeum is located at Edirnekapı section in Fatih district of Istanbul. The name 'Kariye' derives from 'Chora' which means outside the city wall or 'rural' in old Greek. The district was thus before the land walls were built. In Byzantine Period it was church, after conquest it converted to mosque and it became a securilarized museum in 1948...

The Fatih Mosque and ComplexThe Fatih Mosque and Complex , Fatih

The Fatih Mosque and Complex is located in Fatih district of İstanbul. It was the first great religious complex to be built an urban scale in the city after the conquest. A complex has the mosque as it central featura, and consists of madrasah (religious college), darüşşifa (hospital), imaret(public kitchens), and library as well as other buildings for charitable purposes education...

Edirnekapı MartyrEdirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery , Fatih

The Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery is a burial ground located in the European part of Istanbul.It is between Edirnekapı, Topkapı, Maltepe and Topçular sections area. The cemetery is said originally to have been formed with the graves of the Ottoman soldiers, who fell in the battle during the Second Ottoman Siege and Fall of Constantinople in 1453...

The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus ( Tekfur)The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus ( Tekfur) , Fatih

The Palace pf the Prophyrohnitus ( Tekfur Sarayı ) is located in Fatih district of Istanbul. It is closed to city walls between Edirnekapı - Ayvansaray. It is the only surviving part of the Palace of Blachernae ;therefore ,this three storey palace has an important place in art history. it became the main residence of the Byzantine emperors at around the 12 th century...

The Prison of AnemasThe Prison of Anemas , Fatih

The Prison of Anemas is located Karagümrük area in Fatih district of Istanbul, is next to city wall(to Golden Horn).It was one of the largest palace complex in Byzantine period. It has 14 rooms at the bottom of the cell chamber and consists of two-storey basement. Some famous turkish movie(Kahpe Bizans, Şahmaran, Kara Murat)'s some scenes were taken here...

Dimitrie Cantemir MuseumDimitrie Cantemir Museum , Fatih

Dimitri Cantemir Museum is located in Fener, Fatih district of Istanbul. The museum building belonged to the famous Romanian historian writer, philosopher musician, and member of the Royal Academy of Berlin, Moldavian Volvode Dimitri Cantemir (1673- 1723)...

Phanar Greek Orthodox College Phanar Greek Orthodox College , Fatih

Phanar Greek Orthodox College, is located Fatih district of Istanbul, is the oldest surviving and most prestigious Greek Orthodox school in Istanbul. The building was designed by the Ottoman Greek architect Dimadis and was constructed between 1881 and 1883. Despite its function as a school, the building is often referred to as castle because of its castle-like shape...

Phanar Ecumenical Patriachate of ConstantinoplePhanar Ecumenical Patriachate of Constantinople , Fatih

Fener Ecumenical Patriachate of Constantinople is located in Fener, Fatih district of Istanbul. There is the holiest place for Greek Ortodoks. The eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriachate of Constantiople moved to the area as well, and still located here date from in 1601...

Phanar ( Fener )Phanar ( Fener ) , Fatih

Fener is a neighboorhood midway up Balat to Eminönü, within the district of Fatih in Istanbul. Fener, like such as Balat, churches, mosques and synaguages can been seen side by side. And Also The eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriachate of Constantiople moved to the area as well, and still located here date from in 1601...

Molla Aşkı Culture ParkMolla Aşkı Culture Park , Fatih

Molla Aşkı Culture Park is located between Edirnekapı and Ayvansaray in Fatih district of Istanbul. And it has a wider perspektive angle sights then Pierre Loti hills. If you know "Ezel", is popular turkish movie, some part of love screen was played in this hill...

BalatBalat , Fatih

Balat is the shore of Golden Horn in the Fatih district of İstanbul. The Sephardic Jows who expelled from Spain were accepted with open arms by the Ottomans and setted in same part of the city. Balat became a centre for the regilious minorities of İstanbul. There, mosques, churches and synagogues can be seen side by side as if a living proof of the praternity of religion...

Aynalıkavak PavilionAynalıkavak Pavilion , Beyoğlu

The known as Aynalıkavak pavilion, is located the shore of the Goldern Horn in Beyoglu district of the Istanbul, is the sole remaining building from a large complex called the "Aynalıkavak Palace" or the "Shipyard Palace" at the Ottoman Empire periods...

The Santral İstanbulThe Santral İstanbul , Eyüp

The Santral Istanbul, opened 2007, is an arts and cultural complex located at the upper end of Golden Horn in the Eyüp district. The major point of Complex, in the facilities of the former Silahtarağa Power Station. It was formerly the first power station of the Ottoman Empire...

MiniatürkMiniatürk , Eyüp

Miniatürk is located İstanbul's Beyoğlu district of the town Hasköy and the shores of the Golden Horn. Miniatürk is an open-air exhibition on the shores of the Haliç where 1:25 scale models of the important buildings from antiquity to the Ottoman Period from across Turkey are on display...

Rahmi Koç MuseumRahmi Koç Museum , Beyoğlu

Rahmi Koç Museum is located İstanbul's Beyoğlu district of the town Hasköy and the shores of the Golden Horn. Rahmi Koç Museum is the first industrial museum of Turkey. It is among the must see museums in İstanbul...

Fez Factory ( Feshane )Fez Factory ( Feshane ) , Eyüp

Fez factory, is along the shores of the Golden Horn, nowaday facility International Fair Congress and Culture Center. This is the Fez Factory ( Feshane ), founded in 1835 to meet the increased as the production of uniforms for the Ottoman Imperial Army...

Cezer-i Kasım Pasha MosqueCezer-i Kasım Pasha Mosque , Eyüp

Cezer-i Kasım Pasha Mosque is located district of Eyüp next to Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque. Kasım Pasha who gave his name to Mosque, gave same name another mosque in Eminönü. Cezer-i Kasım Pasha Mosque was built in 1515.

EyüpEyüp , Eyüp

Eyüp is located in europe site of İstanbul. Eyüp takes its name from the tomb of Eyyub al Ensari. Eyüp is the place just beyond the land walls along the shores of Haliç, the houses the mosques, tombs and cemeteries of some significant personage of the Islamic religion...

Zal Mahmud Pasha MosqueZal Mahmud Pasha Mosque , Eyüp

The Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque is located near the Eyüp Sultan Mosque in the Eyüp district. The Zal Mahmud Pasha complex is composed of a mosque, a madrasa, a fountain and the tombs of the builders of the complex. Zal Mahmud Pasha mosque was built by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan...

Eyüp Sultan MosqueEyüp Sultan Mosque , Eyüp

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque is situated in the district of Eyüp near the Golden Horn. Mostque and Tomb of Eyüp Sultan are considered as the holiest place in İstanbul. Eyüp Ensari died during siege of İstanbul by Arabs in 674-678 and was burried here...

The Greece Consulate in IstanbulThe Greece Consulate in Istanbul , Beyoğlu

The Greece Consulate in Istanbul address : Turnacıbaşı Sokak No:32, 80047 Beyoğlu - İstanbul
Phone Number : (+90) 212 393 8290, (+90) 212 393 82 91, (+90) 212 393 82 92, (+90) 212 393 82 94 - Fax Number : (+90) 212 252 13 65...

The Sweeden Consulate in IstanbulThe Sweeden Consulate in Istanbul , Beyoğlu

The Sweden Consulate in Istanbul is located end of İstiklal street road in Beyoğlu district.
The Sweden Consolate in Istanbul address : İstiklal Caddesi No:497 Beyoğlu 80072 İstanbul
Phone Nummber: 0212 334 0600 - For Visa Phone Number: 0212 334 0606
Fax Number : 0212 252 4114....

The Iranian Consulate in IstanbulThe Iranian Consulate in Istanbul , Fatih

The Iranian Consulate in Istanbul, is located Ankara Street in Cağaoğlu district of Fatih. It has not got private web-site.
Phone Number : (0212) 513 82 30-33
Fax Number : (0212) 511 52 19

The Galata TowerThe Galata Tower , Beyoğlu

Galata Tower can be seen from various parts of Istanbul has been a symbol of Galata. It is a legacy of the Genoese colony that maintained commercial links between the Byzantines and Ottomans with thee European countries. From the Galata tower you have a commanding view over Istanbul from Prince Islands in the Sea of Marmara, to the Istanbul Strait and Golden Horn...

Hacı Evhaddin (Evhad) MosqueHacı Evhaddin (Evhad) Mosque , Fatih

Hacı Evhaddin (EVHATTİN- EVHAD) mosque is located Hacı Evhaddin street of district of Fatih in Yedikule. It was built in 1575 by the architect Mimar Sinan for Kasapbaşısı Hacı Evhaddin. In 1920 after fire the mosque is destroyed and it was seen like only four walls mosque. In 1945 and laters was repaired lots of times...

Surp Astvazazin Armenian Church Surp Astvazazin Armenian Church , Bakırköy

Surp Astvazazin Armenian Church is at  Dadyan street in Bakırköy district. Next to Dadyan Armenian Elemetary school.

Surp Nigoğayos Armenian Church - TopkapıSurp Nigoğayos Armenian Church - Topkapı , Fatih

Topkapı Surp Nigoğayos Armenian Church is too closed to walls of Constantinople. It was built as a wood in 1626-1630. Then it was repaired and restored many times...

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