• 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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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Istanbul's Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Türk-Islam Eserleri Müzesi), on the Hippodrome across from the Blue Mosque, is a treasure-house of beautiful objects from the Ottoman (14th to 20th centuries), Seljuk (11th to 13th centuries), and earlier periods beginning in the 8th century. Turkish carpets, illuminated Kur'ans, calligraphy (at which the Ottomans excelled), carved and inlaid wood, glass, porcelain and stone are well displayed. Turkish ethnographic exhibits—a fully-furnished nomads' tent, a 19th-century Ottoman parlor, and others—extend the collection beyond mere beautiful objects shown out of context.

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