Architectural Buildings in Istanbul

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Architectural Buildings in Istanbul

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  • BOFA BOY
    Bridge of Allan, UK1,408 contributions
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    Even if you are not of Muslim faith, this is a never to be missed opportunity to visit a truly spectacular place in Istanbul and should not be missed. You MUST visit, as it is a truly spectacular building.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • RPanicher
    Dublin, Ireland232 contributions
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    This is a very well maintained attraction and you will get great photographs.

    I would recommend coming here as early in the morning as possible as it can get crowded.

    We used an Istanbul EPass. So the guide got the tickets for us and we did not have to queue up.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • G K
    4 contributions
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    Amazing Palace with great views and history. Was extremely beautiful in the evening to view the sea and the boats with the sunset. A must place to visit in Istanbul.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Mohamed Khalid R
    4 contributions
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    The tomb of one of the companions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

    A must place to visit. Very blessed.the Mosque nearby is superb. The peace and tranquility of the Mosque and tomb is fantastic.

    Outside there alot of vendors and prices are very reasonable
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,244 contributions
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    The Sultanahmed Square is the center of all the major historical buildings in Istanbul. This place was very nice and neat with soldiers and police upon our visit in October 2023.
    It is the epicenter of all the sightseeing spots! A MUST TO SEE!
    Written December 7, 2023
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  • 2058-KW
    St. Albans, UK20 contributions
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    This has by reputation, the best Iznik tiles of all the mosques I visited in Istanbul. This seemed correct of the ones I visited, but by no means have I seen them all! It’s beautiful inside and is one of the Istanbul sites you shouldn’t miss. Location is fairly easy to find as it’s fairly close to the Spice Market.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania222 contributions
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    Istanbul has many mosques, You cannot see all of tem, but If someone is a fan, You have to see It, the whole complex. Fatih is a big name in Ottoman Empire history
    Written June 2, 2023
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  • Timezone Travelers
    Venice, FL1,669 contributions
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    One of the most beautiful mosques we’ve seen around the world in the inside. The exterior is nice but doesn’t compare to inside.
    Also located in an area with lots of other things to do.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Judy431
    Grayson, GA82 contributions
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    The Beylerbeyi or Summer Palace is right on the Bosporus. There are 2 “tents” as the buildings are called with a walkway in between with a few benches to enjoy watching the boats. Not all of the gardens were open. There was some work being done on the exterior of one side of the palace so it was covered. No photos allowed inside. I went on a Wednesday morning, it was me and a high school group. Younger school children were coming in as I left. It is very decorative inside, huge marble pool on the first floor inside. Audio guide is free but you have to leave a drivers license or passport to ensure you return it. I was not sure if it was open to get a guide so I did not get one. There is a small cafe and. Small gift shop. Entry fee was 200 Turkish lira. I enjoyed the visit and would recommend it.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • Natalie H
    Franz Josef, New Zealand37 contributions
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    Keuser was excellent, from the moment she introduced herself to me I felt completely at ease. What an exceptional experience. The price was high however the service was second to none. Worth every cent and would not hesitate to come back. Thank you very much!
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • IftekharA-Sep2016
    1,571 contributions
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    Few people visit this beautiful mosque meaning, you can have this place mostly to yourself when you visit.

    Built by architect Mimar Sinan (same architect who built Sulteimaniye Mosque) under the order of Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of Sultan Suleiman. The mosque was completed around 1570.
    Written November 28, 2019
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  • Nancy C
    6 contributions
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    I found this mosque thanks to the Blue Guide to istanbul (long out of print). No tourists there, just the caretaker who showed me around, let me take photos, and showed me the relic of the Prophet. This was actually in April 1992 (this date not available in teh drop down). I"m so happy to learn that it is still in beautiful condition and not flooded with tourists.
    Written February 6, 2024
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  • Michael K
    London, UK532 contributions
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    The Serefiye Cistern, was conveniently just 100 m from our hotel. It’s a small-scale version of the Basilica Cistern; like a church, 8 columns long and 4 wide, still pretty big. It was only discovered in 2010 when an old municipal building was being pulled down. Now in private hands, it is not part of the Istanbul Museum card system. There is a 20-minute sound-and-light show being projected to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the state of Turkey. It was constructed between 428 and 443, and known as the Constantinus or Theodosius Cistern. The sound and light show is very effective. Admission; 400 TL (app £11.50)
    Written December 12, 2023
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  • mzzyap
    Philippines2,565 contributions
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    Beyazit Mosque is the imposing mosque across Istanbul University in historic Beyazit Meydani (Square). Am attaching pictures from around the Meydani. Behind the mosque is the tomb of Sultan Beyazid II.
    Written October 13, 2023
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  • Departure811861
    Germany872 contributions
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    The Gate to Istanbul University opens up at Beyazit Square. It is imposing, but if you are not a student, you can neither enter the park, nor the university buildings. The adjourning streets and alleys are full of bookshops and cafes. Students have determined the history of Beyazit Square. There were some tragic and bloody student revolts here in the 20th century, which have also found their way into Turkish literature. It is better to be aware of this fact, instead of walking around mindlessly.
    Written January 12, 2019
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