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Istanbul MapEdit

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Istanbul Map for Tourist Attractions








Sultan Ahmet Mosque or Blue MosqueEdit

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Sultan Ahmet Mosque

It was built from 1609 to 1616, The Sultan Ahmet Mosque has one main dome, six minarets, and eight secondary domes.The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has one main dome, six minarets, and eight secondary domes. The design is the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. It incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect, Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa, synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendour.


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Basilica Cistern

It is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey.




Ayasofia Museum or Hagia SophiaEdit

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Ayasofia Museum

It is a formerOrthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later a mosque, and  now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

The Church was dedicated to the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity, its dedication feast taking place on 25 December, the anniversary of the Birth of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ.

Topkapi PalaceEdit

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Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace 
is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.

As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed's cloak and sword. The Topkapı Palace is among the monuments contained within the "Historic Areas of Istanbul", which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and is described under UNESCO's criterion iv as "the best example[s] of ensembles of palaces [...] of the Ottoman period."

Gulhane ParkEdit

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Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park ("House of flowers") is a historical 
urban park in the Eminönü district of IstanbulTurkey; it is located adjacent to and on the grounds of the Topkapı Palace. The south entrance of the park sports one of the larger gates of the palace. It is the oldest and one of the most expansive public parks in Istanbul.

Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi)Edit

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Misir Carsisi/ Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar is
 in IstanbulTurkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in Fatih, in the neighborhood of Eminönü, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

There are several documents suggesting the name of the bazaar was first "New Bazaar". The building was endowed to the foundation of the New Mosque, and got its name ("Egyptian Bazaar", TurkishMısır Çarşısı) because it was built with the revenues from Egypt. The word mısır has a double meaning in Turkish: "Egypt" and "maize". This is why sometimes the name is wrongly translated as "Corn Bazaar". The bazaar was (and still is) the center for spice trade in Istanbul, but in the last years more and more shops of other type are replacing the spice shops. 

Grand BazaarEdit

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Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar
 is  in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

The Grand Bazaar is located inside the walled city of Istanbul, in the district of Fatih and in the neighbourhood (TurkishMahalle) bearing the same name ("Kapalıçarşı"). It stretches roughly from west to east between the mosques of Beyazit and of Nuruosmaniye. The Bazaar can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams ( Line "T1", tram stop "Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı").

Galata TowerEdit

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Galata Tower

The 
Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of IstanbulTurkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul or Constantinopleand its environs.


Please, click on link below text for more pictures and intro.

http://www.galatatower.net/english/

Istiklal AvenueEdit

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Istiklal Avenue

Istiklal Avenue
 or Istiklal Street (Turkishİstiklâl CaddesiFrenchGrande Rue de PéraEnglishIndependence Avenue) is one of the most famous avenues in IstanbulTurkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, approximately three kilometers long, which houses exquisiteboutiquesmusic storesbookstoresart galleriescinemastheatreslibrariescaféspubsnight clubs with live music, historicalpatisserieschocolateries and restaurants.

Saint Anthony of Padua ChurchEdit

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St. Anthony of Padua Church, alternatively known as the Sant'Antonio di Padova ChurchS. Antonio di PadovaSt. Antoine, or locally as Sent Antuan, is the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in IstanbulTurkey. It is located on İstiklal Avenue in theBeyoğlu district.Panaromic photos of St. Anthony of Padua Church

http://www.360cities.net/image/st-anthony-of-padua-church-in-istanbul-turkey#220.70,-30.60,68.1






Dolmabahce PalaceEdit

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Dolmabahce Palace












Maiden TowerEdit

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Port of Haydar PasaEdit

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Ortakoy SquareEdit

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Ortakoy Mosque







Rumeli HisariEdit

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Pierre Loti HillEdit

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Big IslandEdit

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Big island