From the Golden Age of Byzantine this once Christian church is one of the most extraordinary buildings in the history of the architecture. It played a very important role in the Byzantine Empire and later as a mosque n the Ottaman Empire. the word ''Hagia'' in Greek means ''Divine Wisdom is one of the arttibutes of Jesus Christ and this church is devoted to his divine wisdom.
The Blue Mosque is one the most prominent landmarks of Istanbul. It is very impressive with Its beautifull domes and semidomes, nice courtyards and six siender minarets.
Hippodrome and Obelisks
The square in front the Blue Mosque covers the site of the ancient Hippodrome one the most famous areas in Byzantine.
Grand Covered Bazaar
The Oldest and the larges covered market place in the words is situared in the center of the city
Topkapi palace was more that just the private residence of the Sultan and his court It was the seat of the supreme executive and judiciary council , the Dİvan and the training school. Dormitories, gardens , libraries. schools, even mosques were at the service of the court. Attached to the palace were diverse imperial societies of artists and craftsmen which produced some of the finest work in the whole impire.
Little Hagia Sophia Mosue
Little Hagia Sophia (Küçük Ayasofya Camii) formerly the church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus is Constantinople, later converted into a during the Ottoman Empire. Today the environment is a worth seeing natural culture center of the lost Ottoman Arts.
Hagia Sophia will be replaced by Yerebatan Cistern on Monday
Blue Mosque will be replaced by Nuriosmaniye Mosque on Friday
Topkapı Closed on Tuesday , Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
* Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Admissions to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
* Lunch at local restaurant
* All taxes and service charges
Note about closures:
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace (on Asian side of the city)