Testifying to the East and the West and combining the two sides of history’s most glorious period in Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey. It is also on the list of Europe‘s first and sixth most populous cities in the world. It is not only these that make this city important. At the same time, with its being the capital of many empires, its historical and architectural structures, artistic movements and financial institutions, this city has become a real phenomenon.
With its Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilicas, Basilica Cistern and much more, this city is a paradise. Attracting attention with its population of over 20 million and an area of 5,461 square kilometers, this city attracts attention with its mysterious history.
History of Istanbul
Istanbul lost its position of being the most important center of the Western world for thousands of years to the Ottomans in 1453 and after that date, it has become a city that the East has also adopted.
After the fall of Eastern Rome in 476, Istanbul, which was designated as the capital of the Byzantine Empire by the Germanic tribes, was captured by the Ottomans in 1453 and this city has now become a Turkish land. Known as the center of the Orthodox world, Istanbul has hosted dozens of different civilizations.
Places to Visit in Istanbul
The number of places to visit in Istanbul is quite high. Here are some of them
Sultan Ahmet Mosque, or Blue Mosque, as it is known, is one of the most visited and known mosques in Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia is an important place blessed by all religions. It is a temple for some, a museum for some, and an architectural piece of art for some. But everyone is at this point both ideas! Istanbul means Hagia Sophia.
Topkapı Palace was placed in this palace after the Ottoman Empire acquired important and valuable artifacts.
Dolmabahçe Palace awaits you as a large and spectacular museum built on the seafront of Istanbul.
Basilica Cistern has a chilling history with an acoustic and impressive architecture.
Ethnography Museum is home to the world’s favorite works.
The islands are made up of the 3 most beautiful and most impressive islands in the world, and these are definitely among the places worth visiting.
You can discover many other places.