Dear Guest , Welcome to our Private İstanbul tour program.
Istanbul is the touristic capital of Turkey, and that have a good reason, because in this wonderful and magical metropolitan city, you won’t believe how many amazing places you can visit and explore. Every year more than 12 millon pople visit this Historical city. Here West and east , North and South , Asian and European cultures and almost every religion relics and all kind of people gathering Together. , from all over the world. İstanbul with it’s beautiful monuments amazes our guests.
Let me explain you how ?
With “Private İstanbul Tour “program by the guidance of your Professional licensed Guide
we are going to visit some of those monuments , such as ; Hippodrom , Blue Mosque , Hagia Sophia , Basilica Cistern , and the Topkapı Palace.
We are going to see importand and very old columns like Serpent column and Obelisk of Theodosius . The Obelisk which was brought from Egypt .and the Hippodrom is the area where the Big horse races and events took place in the past .
Blue Mosque was build in between 1609-1616 in the center of Sultan Ahmet square. The real name of the building is Sultanahmet mosque , but today we call it Blue mosque because of it’s beautiful and very valuable blue tiles. Today , the mosque is not a museum it is an active islamic mosque , however open to visiters . Blue Mosque will let you understand the way of islamic worshipping and the success of the Turkish architect and the richness of tile art. Don’t forget to ask your guide about the story behind it’s famous six minarets.
Hagia sophia is the oldest and one of the Most importand Cathedral in the world.
İt was build in between , 532-537 AD. by İustinianus the first .
Served as a Christian cathedral for 916 years , then when the Ottoman empire conquered the Constantinople in 1453 they turned the Hagia Sophia İn to a Mosque immidately . Since then , untill 1934 for almost 500 years ( 481 y. ) Muslims used this amazing structure as an islamic mosque . in 1935 by the order of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk , it became a Museum. Which is one of the most poplular touristic attraction today. Welcoming Daily more than 12.000 people every day.
The Topkapi Palace has a long and interesting history . The architecture is beautiful and the grounds are quite large .The famous Palace where the Ottoman sultans lived. There are several sections and all of them are very interesting there are outer court yards inner courts , Library , privy room Apartments of the Valide Sultan ( Sultan’s mother) Imperial treasury , audience Hall , Baghdat kiosk , bath house and Harem Apartments You will walk through hundereds of years of history when you walk these places.
Basilica Cistern , with it’s 336 columns , it is super impressive tourist attraction. İt was built in 527 -566 AD . The lenght of the cistern is 140 mt . and the width is 70 mt. The building is one of The most famous cistern in istanbul .
Dont forget to ask the story of Medusa to your very well educated professional licensed guide.
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