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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

Basilica Cistern

The largest and most magnificent covered cistern in the city is entered through a small building to the west of the Hagia Sophia Square. The ceiling of this forest of columns is made of brick and is cross-vaulted. It was built during the reign of Justinian I (527-565) to supply water to the palaces in the vicinity. Its 336 columns are arranged in 12 rows of 28 each. The cistern measures 140 by 70 meters. The columns are topped with capitals, some of them plain, but most in Corinthian style. The water level in the cistern changed from season to season. The water was distributed through the pipes at different levels in the eastern wall.