Istanbul Museum Pass Worth It?

Istanbul Museum Pass Istanbul Museum Pass Worth it? Where to buy? Turkey is the 6th largest tourism country in the World. (Source: telegraph.co.uk) Turkey is situated in the Anatolian Peninsula, where many different civilizations had lived. Some of the civilisations that settled down in Anatolia are Ancient Greeks, Hittites, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. There is…

Things to Do in Kadikoy Asian Side

Strolling and Shopping in Kadikoy Top Things to Do in Kadikoy – Shopping, Eating and Nightlife Istanbul is a large city, and there’s plenty to see. You might not be able to experience everything in one visit, but choosing the right area to go to can help to make your trip as memorable as possible….

Hagia Sophia Ticket Price and Hours

Hagia Sophia Museum Hagia Sophia Ticket Price and Opening Hours Hagia Sophia have been in the heart of Istanbul Old City for 1500 years. This marvel of ancient architecture, considered as one of the most important historical sight in the world. The Hagia Sophia (meaning Holy Wisdom) had been the primary temple in the Byzantine’s…

Dolmabahce Palace Entry Ticket Price

Dolmabahce Palace Dolmabahce Palace Entry Ticket Price and Opening Hours Dolmabahçe Palace is located at one of the most beautiful spot of Istanbul’s Bosphorus. The Palace’s location is designed to enjoy the splendid view of Istanbul‘s lovely Bosphorus shores. Dolmabahce Palace is considered as one of the most elegant structure of Ottoman Empire’s last century….

Best Area to Stay in Istanbul 2020

Where to Stay in Istanbul? Best Area to Stay in Istanbul 2019/2020 – Sultanahmet or Taksim? Istanbul is a large city with full of great hotels. Therefore it’s hard to decide where to stay. There are two major areas to stay in Istanbul in terms of being close to the main places of interest. Those…

Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Tour Boats

Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Boats Turyol Bosphorus Cruise Tours  in Istanbul – Schedule and Cost There are basically two options when you want to catch one of the Bosphorus tours: Sehir Hatlari Ferry or Turyol Tour Boats. Both of them located in Eminonu Neighborhood where the Spice Bazaar is also located. First Option Sehir Hatlari “Şehir…

Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul – St. George’s Cathedral History of Eastern Orthodoxy in Constantinople The Apostles of Jesus Christ continued spreading the teachings of Christianity after his death and they aimed to spread it also on the Mediterranean coast that was the center of the world in the Ancient…

Istanbul Metro and Public Transport Map

Metro Map Of Istanbul Istanbul Metro and Public Transport Map Istanbul metro system growing quickly for the last couple of years. Several lines have come into use and many of them on the way too. Therefore the Istanbul metro map should be updated frequently. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality released the latest maps of Istanbul metro lines….

History of Istanbul and Constantinople

History of Istanbul A Short History of Istanbul, Byzantium and Constantinople Facts The city of Istanbul has had three different names throughout history. In the past, it was known as Byzantium as a Greek colony and Constantinople as a Roman city. Since the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the city has been called Istanbul….

Byzantine Empire History and Facts

Byzantine Empire History Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts Why Constantine Chose Byzantium As The New Capital? The city of Rome, lost its importance by the beginning of 4th Century due to Barbarian attacks. Emperor Constantine decided to move the capital of Roman Empire to the East. For that purpose he chose a small…

Topkapi Palace Ticket Price and Hours

Topkapi Palace Museum Topkapi Palace Ticket Price and Opening Hours First of all, Topkapi Palace is very important due to its location. Because Topkapi Palace area is considered as the first settlement in Istanbul. Officially Istanbul is established by a legenrady man called Byzas. The Ancient Greek Acropolis had been placed at this promontory. The…

Antoni Gaudi Facts and Architecture

Antoni Gaudi Facts Antoni Gaudi Architecture, Facts, Works, Short Biography There is so much to tell about Barcelona and it’s not possible to squeeze everything in a single blog post. Therefore I tried to display the action of the streets in my first blog post. This second article is reserved for Barcelona‘s cultural & architectural…

Istanbul Museums Entry Fees and Hours

Istanbul Museums Istanbul Museums Entry Fees and Opening Hours Schedules and admission fees of Istanbul Museums updated every year. You may find the up-to-date opening and closing hours, working days and admission fees of Istanbul’s most popular museums in this blog post. Istanbul Museums Entry Fees and Hours Hagia Sophia Museum Hagia Sophia Museum is…

Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Facts

Hagia Sophia Facts Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Mosaics, Facts Hagia Sophia Museum is located in the heart of Historical Peninsula (Constantinople). It’s considered as the most important historic monument in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is the most visited museum of Istanbul, Turkey. Let’s discover the secrets of Hagia Sophia together. Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Facts You…

Ottoman Empire Map, History, Facts

Ottoman Empire Maps Ottoman Empire Map, Short History, Facts Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299 by Osman Ghazi and consistently grew from 1299 to 1683. The first 10 rulers of the Ottoman Empire is considered as the most successful kings. Ottomans Kings carried these titles: Sultan (Arabic: King, Ruler), Padişah (Persian: Shah Of the World),…