Browsing: Musem & Historical Places

Istanbul is a city rich in history and culture, with many historical places that attract tourists from around the world. Some of the most famous historical places in Istanbul include the Hagia Sophia, which was once a church and then a mosque and is now a museum, the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of Ottoman sultans for centuries, and the Blue Mosque, a stunning example of Islamic architecture with its iconic blue tiles. Other popular sites include the Basilica Cistern, an ancient underground water storage system, the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, and the Galata Tower, which offers panoramic views of the city. These historical places are a testament to Istanbul’s rich and diverse past and are a must-see for anyone visiting the city.

Kapalıçarşı, Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops. Located in the district of Fatih it can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams (Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı station).

The Basilica Cistern is often mentioned in books and movies. For example, this is one of the main places where the events of Dan Brown’s famous book “Inferno” and the film based on it unfold. In addition, some scenes of James Bond’s adventures were filmed here.