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    Archaeological Museum
    This complex was built by the end of 19th century by the architect Vallaury
    thanks to great efforts of famous Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey
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    Blue Mosque
    One of the most notable features of the Blue Mosque is visible from far away its
    six minarets. This is very unique, as most mosques have four, two, or just one minaret
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    Blue Mosque
    The Sultan Ahmed Complex is one of the greatest complexes in Istanbul. It is known
    as the because of its magnificent interior paneling of more than 20,000 blue and white tiles
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    Grand Bazaar
    The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in
    the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily
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    Hagia Sophia
    The historical church rises across the Blue Mosque in Eminönü district
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    III Ahmet Sebil and Fountain
    It is one of the historical and magnificient fountains of Istanbul. The fountain
    located in front of the gate of Topkapi Palace and overlooks the Hagia Sophia square

St. Irene (Aya Irini)

St. Irene was the first church in Istanbul built by Constantine in the 4th century. Justinian later had it restored. It served as the church of the Patriarchate before Hagia Sophia was built. It is the only example of a Byzantine church in the city with its original atrium. The building stands in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace and was used as an armory by the Janissaries (Ottoman Soldiers) after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453. Today it serves mainly as a concert hall. Most of the concerts of the Istanbul Festival have been held in St. Irene Church for more than 25 years because of its impressive atmosphere.