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  • 51. Constantine Column

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Built in the year 330 AD this column has outlasted the various conquests of Istanbul and as it stands today at 35 metres (115ft) it is a good landmark for tourists travelling by light rail to visit...

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  • 52. Beyzayit Mosque

    Although Turkish has been written in Latin characters since Atatürk's decision to adopt them after the foundation of the Republic, the language used to be written in a modified Perso-Arabic script...

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  • 53. Dolmabahce Mosque

    The Dolmabahce Mosque was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan and has a perfect architecture ... Designed by Garabet Balyan, was initiated in 1853 by Bezmialem Valide Sultan,...

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  • 54. Belly Dancing

    When in Turkey, one should go see the belly dancers. Pictures don't do justice to the expertise and talent these women have. There was nothing great about the dinner itself, but the show was...

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  • 55. Great Palace Mosaic Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I probably wouldn't have thought to visit this museum except that it was on the Museum Pass and it was very close to everything else we were visiting. I happen to like mosaics a lot so I thought this...

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  • 56. Millon

    Million pillar nowadays truly is nothing special, but to feel the essence you need to know the history of it. Actually in Byzantine Empire there was a Triumphal Arch (built in 4th century), now just...

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  • 57. Fatih Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    "The Fatih Mosque" is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Fatih district of Istanbul. It was one of the largest examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Istanbul and represented an important...

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  • 58. Fish Market

    We left the Sultanahment area (Blue Mosque area), walked through alot of interesting little neighborhoods to Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Camii and then continued through more neighborhoods to the coast road...

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  • 59. Sehzade Camii - Conquers Mosque

    "Sehzade Mosque" is one of the most notable mosques of "Sinan", attributed to be the first major large scale work after he had been appointed as the "chief architect". The date that the construction...

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  • 60. Saint Sergius & Bacchus Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Generally called Little Hagia Sophia this beautiful mosque south of Blue mosque uses the structure of a Byzantine church dedicated to St Sergius and Bachus. I was really impressed by the beauty and...

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  • 61. Hippodrome

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The touristy centre of Istanbul is a garden that links Hagia Sophia with the blue mosque. Always crowded of people it is the place where photographers will find that there are no nice pictures from...

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  • 62. Yildiz Palace Museum

    Yildiz, giving its name to the whole neighbourhood, is one of many Ottoman palces in Istanbul, and one of the less famousn especially to foreigners. Built in the 19th century, it began as the park...

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  • 63. Naval Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The "Naval Museum" in Istanbul was closed down for about one year for renovation and for the addition of new ancient items and nowadays its in operation again with the new Gallery of many Ottoman...

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  • 64. Uskudar

    The other big district at the Asian side is Üsküdar. I used the boat from Besiktas and I strolled around looking at the mosques (the district is full of them) like the big Mihrimad Sultan Camii (1547,...

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  • 65. Arasta Bazaar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Arasta market is located just nearby Blue mosque. Actually the tradition to build markets near bigger mosques is vivid here as well, as it happened here in 17th century; it is the market of Blue...

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  • 66. Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III

    It is one of the historical and magnificient fountains of Istanbul which was built on the site of the previous Byzantine fountain called “Peryaton” by Sultan Ahmet III (1673-1736) in 1728. The...

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  • 67. Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Among the first things you see upon arriving by ferry at Uskudar are the two mosques on either side of the ferry port, both designed by Sinan. The larger one is the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, sometimes...

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  • 68. Leander's Tower - Kiz Kulesi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In Turkish films they usually show this tower as one romantic place. According to a legend, there was a king who captured his daughter here to save her from the death of a snake bite, after the...

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  • 69. Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain - The German Fountain

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kaiser Wilhelm’s fountain is a one spot of former Byzantine hippodrome area that is more or less westernized, European style. Fountain appeared in 1901 as a present from Prussian emperor Wilhelm for...

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  • 70. Sakip Sabanci Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A museum, permanent collections, exhibitions, a quality restaurant, a peaceful garden, great looking building and even better Bosphorus view. So it is easy to see why Sabancı Museum is one of...

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  • 71. Beylerbeyi Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Beylerbeyi, where the Asian pillar of the Bosphorus Bridge sits, is a pleasant district that has been reserved for palaces since the Byzantine era. Beylerbeyi Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid...

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  • 72. Bosphorus Boat Tour

    One great and relaxing experience is to take a ferryboat trip up or down the Bosphorus on one of the old ferryboats. Ferryboats run from Eminonu pier and go most of the way up the Bosphorus, stopping...

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  • 73. Kalenderhane Camii

    It is assumed that this structure was built as a church between 9th AD and 12th AD. After several centuries from conquer, it was turned into a mosque. Fatih Sultan Mehmet gave this structure to a...

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  • 74. Flower Passage

    "Cicek Pasaji" is located on the famous Istiklal Street at the Galatasaray district and is one of the well visited spots of the city by locals and tourists. It is originally called the Cité de Péra...

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  • 75. Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars

    The Church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars is a lovely church that sits in pretty park on the edge of the Golden Horn. What is so amazing about this church is that even though it looks like its made of...

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