Istanbul Metro and Public Transport Map

Istanbul’s public transport system has been growing rapidly in recent years. Between 2010 and 2020, many new metro lines were put into use. For this reason, it is important to follow the current metro map of Istanbul for those who will visit Istanbul. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is sharing the updated metro maps with us every…

History of Istanbul and Constantinople

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. Ottomans continued using “Konstantiniyye”, Turkish version for Constantinople, for years. The name Istanbul has become the official name of the city since very recently. You can…

Byzantine Empire Facts, Map, History

In this article, I would like to share information about the history of the Byzantine Empire, which has survived for more than 1000 years. In this blog post you can read facts about Byzantium and see the change of the empire over time on the map. History of the Byzantine Empire The history of the…

Topkapi Palace Ticket Price and Hours

Topkapi Palace is visited by an average of three million people a year. Topkap─▒ Palace, which is the most important historical monument of Istanbul along with Hagia Sophia, has a history of 550 years. In this article, you can find information about Topkap─▒ Palace ticket price and visiting hours. Why is Topkapi Palace important? First…

Istanbul Museums Entry Fees and Hours

Entrance fees and opening-closing times of museums in Istanbul change almost every year. Updated every six months, this article provides you with up-to-date information on the most visited museums in istanbul. This entry was last updated on July 18, 2020. The information in the text is valid for the year 2020. Istanbul Museums Entry Fees…

Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Facts

Hagia Sophia is located in the heart of Historical Peninsula (former Constantinople). It’s considered as the most important historical monument in Istanbul. You can discover facts about the history and architecture of Hagia Sophia in this article. Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Facts From this point on, we will continue to share facts about the architecture…

Ottoman Empire Map, 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. In this article, you can discover facts about Ottoman history accompanied by map of the Ottoman Empire. Ottomans Kings carried these titles: Sultan (Arabic:…