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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul
"Our tour begins at the ancient Hippodrome where thousands of spectators were entertained and kept happy by the chariot races. The historic Sultanhamet Mosque or now known as the Blue Mosque due to its magnificent interior filled with blue Iznik tiles is we will navigate through the labyrinth of streets and passages that are home to more than 3000 shops known as the Grand Bazaar. Make sure you have practiced your bartering skills. After looking Grand Bazaar you will have a chance to rest and you will get to experience traditional Turkish tea or coffee and a popular Turkish pastry called borek all while enjoying the ancient practice of hookah at a favorite local hangout. You will then make your way to one of immediately you feel the energy in the air. Your senses will be filled with bright colors and powerful aromas of the exotic spices that will surround you. Istanbul is a city that has a rich religious history and now is composed of many different religion this church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion. Your day concludes with an old world cultural experience like no other city has to offer. Your churches and synagogues that date back to the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Further to witnessing the local's life thereYou end the tour with a ferry back to Eminonu
From EUR70.00
Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus
"Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 3.5-hour evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise under Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. See Istanbul’s illuminat your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.""""Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding through the water your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions – all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Faith Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating drinking and enjoying the show!"title=Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+romantic+night+including+dinner&2=Dinner+included&3=Free+drinks+included&4=Hotel+pickup+included
From $50.00
Private Istanbul Walking tour
"This walking tour of Istanbul provides a perfect introduction to the city that straddles Europe and Asia.When Istanbul was known as Constantinople it was the capital of the Roman Empire and the wealthiest metropolis in Europe. On this city tour you’ll visit Istanbul’s 4 most important historic sites with a local guide.The Blue Mosque is an iconic monument in both the Turkish and Islamic wor and features 6 towering minarets and 260 windows that provide illumination for its vast inner chamber that is lined with more than 20000 Iznik tiles.In the 6th century the Hagia Sophia was built by the Emperor Justinian. After the Ottoman conquest it was converted to a mosque and later converted into a museum featuring many beautiful Byzantine mosaics.One of the largest and oldest palaces in the world
From $59.00

Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum Tips (17)

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

I liked this museum very much because it exhibits Turkish and Islamic artefacts from different periods and regions. There are wonderful carpets, old woodwork, metalwork and old Korans. There is also...
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Sep 27, 2004

Carpet Heaven

It's sometimes tough to compare museums - admittedly, New York has some great museums, and the Islamic collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is outstanding, so perhaps I'm a little spoiled.The...
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Apr 08, 2004

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works

The palace of Ibrahim Pasha houses the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works. During the Ottoman centuries, the palace served as the loggia for the sultan during imperial ceremonials in the Horse...
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Apr 01, 2009

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is a very interesting museum located near the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood. Located in the 16th century palace of...
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Apr 04, 2011


museum is situated in the palace of Ibrahim Pasa built approx.1520most interesting islamic artefacts are exhibited on 2nd floor, which includes pottery, ceramic, unglazed ware , metalwork,...
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Sep 07, 2006

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is located in the 16th century palace of Ibrahim Pasa who was a close friend and adviser to the Sultan Suleyman. It is a great place to get somekind of idea of...
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Apr 20, 2005

Turkish&Islamic Arts Museum !

Built in 1524 by Ibrahim Pasa, grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificient, it was the grandest private residence ever built in the Ottoman Empire. It is now used as a museum for many beautiful Turkish...
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Feb 17, 2003

TURKISHand ISLAMIC ART MUSEUM: brief on the east

the Turkish and Islamic Arts' Museum is located next to the Blue Mosque in Sulanahmet Square. it demonstrates the historical flow of arts from the very early Turkish-Islamic states to the last ages of...
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Apr 17, 2007

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Over 40000 items are on display in the former palace of Ibrahiam Pasa, the most gifted of Sülyeman's many grand viziers. The collection was begun in the 19th century and ranges from the earliest...
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Oct 08, 2008

Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts/IbrahimPasaPalace

This is an excellent museum in Sultanahmet, right on the Hippodrome/At Meydani across from Sultanahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque). The large building is 16th-century palace of Ibrahim Pasa, a powerful...
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Feb 19, 2009

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Housed in an old palace overlooking the Hippodrome the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts charts the history, influences and changes in Islamic Art through the use of pottery, tiles, artefacts,...
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Nov 07, 2006

Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts

This excellent museum looks over the Hippodrome and is well worth a visit. Constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Ibrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the...
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Mar 01, 2010
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Things to Do Near Istanbul

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Istanbul, as a city with over 13 million people, has a number of universities spread over the two sides of the Bosporus. While there were schools of higher learning in Byzantine Constantinople, the...
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Grand Bazaar - Kapali Çarsi

If you fall into the category of tourists who catalog attractions as must see,then you will definitely have the Grand Bazaar on your list of must see things. To me it was no big deal.Because we had...
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Galata Tower

The Galata Tower is the cylindrical tower with the pointed roof that juts out of the Galata skyline on the Karaköy side of the Golden Horn. Historically the Galata area was populated by the Venetians...
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Bebek Area

In our last year in Istanbul I was sent out to various parts of Istanbul to teach different individuals or in different companies. Once a week I had to teach in Bebek. Bebek is a pretty village on the...
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Beyazit District

"Beyazit State Library" in Istanbul is the first Ottoman state library, opened in 1884 and intended to be a national library. Beyazıt Library is one of the largest libraries in Istanbul, its...
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Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque

Just to the south of the mosque itself we can find the tombs of Mehmet II and his wife Gülbahar. Both of these tombs were completely destroyed in the earthquake 1766 and reconstructed, though on the...
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Getting to Istanbul


Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi 44, Sultanahmet


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