• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hagia Sophia
    The historical church rises across the Blue Mosque in Eminönü district

  • 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

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St.Sergius & Bacchus

Small St. Sofia Mosque or St. Sergius and Bacchus church with its former name, which is the useable oldest structure of Istanbul today, was constructed between the years 527-536. According to the legends stated in the sources about the construction of the building (Millingen 1912), at the 1st Anastasyus Period, 1st Justiniaunus and his uncle 1st Justinos were condemned to death due to an allegation that they had a rebellion against the Emperor Anastasyus. One night before the execution, the Emperor Anastasyus sees the saints St. Sergius and Bacchus in his dream and the saints testifies in favor of 1st Justiniaunus and 1st Justinos. The emperor, who is affected by this dream, forgives them. When 1st Justiniaunus becomes emperor, he establishes St. Sergius and Bacchus church as a vow church in order to show his gratitude to these saints.

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