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Address: Büyükdere Cd No:233 34398 Istanbul/Turkey
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PRICE: 40 Euros per person.
Includes: Transportation by air conditioned vehicles, fully escorted by an English speaking tour guide, admission fees.
The Hippodrome has been a center for sports and entertainment in the old Constantinople, the Roman capital; as well as very important center for politics, as sports and politics were closely knitted up at these times.
The Blue Mosque
It was the dying wish of Sultan Ahmet, who perished at a young age at the 17th century, due to a disease, to finish the mosque so that his name would live forever. It is called Blue Mosque by visitors who fell in the awe of the delicate designs of Ottoman tiles that decorate the walls of shrine.
The Haghia Sophia
The “Shrine of Holy Wisdom”, the marvelous Byzantine basilica built in the 6th century Marks the true beginning of the golden age of Justinianus, the conqueror of Africa and Italy, who achieved lasting fame through the complete revision of all Roman law, resulting in what is known today as the Corpus Juris Civilis.
The domed construction of the sanctuary is an architectural innovation; and was so richly and artistically decorated that Justinian proclaimed, “Solomon, I have outdone thee!”. Mankind would have to wait for over millennia before being able to build a cathedral that would surpass the gigantic size of Haghia Sophia.
The largest and the most attractive covered bazaar in the world ; where people have been trading diamonds, carpets, food, perfumes, and, even gossip for centuries!