Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey
and the third most populous in
Europe. Istanbul is considered one of
the most beautiful cities in Europe.
CHURCH OF SANTA SOFIA
• Located on the highest point of Istanbul, Hagia
Sophia defines the view of the city. Its four
minarets and dome of over 30 meters in diameter
are the most characteristic image of the Turkish
• The interior of Hagia Sophia is overwhelming: the
size of the main room (70 by 74 meters), diffuse
lighting, decorative medallions enormous
monolithic columns and leave you with your
Blue Mosque is the largest mosque in Istanbul. His name is Sultanahmet
Camii in Turkish, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, as was built by Sultan Ahmed I
between 1609 and 1616. It was inaugurated in 1617 during the reign of
Mustafa I. The central dome is 23 meters in diameter and 43 meters
In its 700,000 square meters, the Topkapi
Palace has four multiple courtyards and
buildings inside: weapons
room, kitchen, royal stables, treasure and
In the same enclosure (inside of its walls) is
the Museum arqueologicoy other
• The Yerebatan Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici, its
name in Turkish) has dimensions of 140 by 70
meters and an estimated could store about
100,000 m3 of water.
• The Basilica Cistern has 336 columns 9 meters
high. The styles are varied columns because
they were reused from old structures and
• The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is one of the
oldest towers in the world. From its top you
get one of the best views of Istanbul.
• The Galata Tower was first built of wood in
528 to serve as a beacon. In 1348 it was
rebuilt by the Genoese Tower with the name
Church of St. Saviour in Chora
• It was built between 1316 and 1321 according
to plans by Teodoro Metoquines.
• The most spectacular of the church are
frescoes and Byzantine mosaics, as they are
considered the best preserved in the world.
• Curiously, Chora means "out of town", is that
the church was built on the outside of the
walls of ancient Byzantium.
• Gülhane Park is the oldest park in Istanbul. It
lies at the foot of the Topkapi Palace, which
was part during its heyday.
• Whether traveling with children like you just
want to relax for a while, the park's central
location in the heart of the historical
center, makes a walk through the trees is
• The Galata Bridge is a bascule bridge 490
meters long and is located on the estuary
known as the Golden Horn, connecting the old
Istanbul with the most modern.
• The Galata Bridge not only connects different
areas of the city, but also a symbolic bridge
capable of uniting different cultures.