Istanbul City Breaks
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Situated on the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a fascinating and unique capital city sitting on the turquoise water front of Turkey. The old city lies in Europe and the modern city lies in Asia, divided by the Bosphorus Strait.
Sultan Ahmet CamiiStunning mosque, one of the most prominent landmarks in Istanbul. An amazing building with 6 minarets and a suspended overhead dome. This extraordinary example of Ottoman architecture was built to rival the Hagia Sophia mosque.
Kapali Carsi BazaarThe largest, oldest Grand Bazaar in the world, 65 unique winding covered streets, with some 4,000 shops, hammans (Turkish baths) teahouses and mosques. A mesmerizing place to find anything from jewellery, clothing, spices and Meerschaum pipes.
Hagia Sophia MuseumCommissioned in the 6th century as a cathedral and the most important church in Christianity until Mehmet II converted it to a mosque. In 1934 it was finally declared a museum. Inside and out this impressive site is extraordinary.
Topkapi PalaceA Sultan's Palace, that has been home to around 3,000 people, serving as a harem, barracks, royal and state residence. With stunning buildings linked by courtyards. This magnificent place gives a view into indulgent lifestyles of Sultans.
Yerebatan SarayiThe Sunken Palace, built in 532AD to supply water to the Byzantine Palace. Renovated its now a fascinating place to visit. Marvel at intricate details on the 336 supporting columns and decide if there are two Medusa heads supporting columns.
Kariye Muzesi -MuseumChora Church was rebuilt in the late 11th century. However, this interest is for the magnificent frescoes and mosaics that have decorated the interior, which proudly reflect the heritage of Byzantine Art.