Basilica Cistern is actually an underground water reservoir from the Byzantine period. Basilica Cistern currently serves as a museum and is located in Sultanahmet. The cistern was built during the reign of Justinian, the most powerful ruler of the Byzantine Empire. It was built to supply water to the Great Palace, Hagia Sophia and other administrative buildings, which were … [Read more...] about Basilica Cistern Price and Hours 2022
Hagia Sophia is the most precious historical building in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, which is visited by an average of three million people a year, has become a mosque again since 2020. In this article, you can find things to know while visiting Hagia Sophia. Since Hagia Sophia is no longer a museum, you do not need to buy a ticket at the entrance. However, due to security … [Read more...] about Things to Know About Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace is among the most visited museums in Istanbul. You can find brief information about the history and architecture of the palace in this article. In addition, Topkapi Palace ticket price and opening hours are also noted. You can also find a link at the end of the article where you can buy online tickets for Topkapi Palace in advance. If you get these recommended … [Read more...] about Topkapi Palace Ticket Price & Hours 2022
Dolmabahce Palace is a magnificent palace built in the last years of the Ottoman Empire. You can find brief information about the history and architecture of the palace in this article. Dolmabahce Palace ticket price & opening hours are also noted. Before the article, I would like to give you a tip for fast entry to the palace. There are long lines at the ticket offices … [Read more...] about Dolmabahce Palace Ticket Price & Hours 2022
Entry fees and visiting hours of Istanbul Museums change every year. For this reason, the article needs to be updated frequently. Even the statuses of some museums have changed since 2018, when I first wrote this article. For example, Hagia Sophia and Kariye are no longer museums. Both of them started serving as mosques and are now possible to visit for free. On the other … [Read more...] about Istanbul Museums Entry Fees and Hours 2022
Istanbul Museum Pass is a useful tool for those who want to visit museums in Istanbul. It provides cheaper entrance compared to normal museum tickets and saves you from waiting in front of the ticket offices. In this article, I would like to introduce you to the museum card of Istanbul. Types of Museum Cards in Turkey Turkey is the 6th largest tourism country in the … [Read more...] about Is Istanbul Museum Pass Worth Buying in 2022?
The Sultanahmet district, which houses the famous historical buildings of Istanbul, takes its name from this mosque built by the Sultan Ahmed. The Blue Mosque is adjacent to the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, which are among the most important structures in Istanbul's history, and welcomes millions of visitors every year. The original name of the mosque is the Sultanahmet … [Read more...] about Blue Mosque History, Architecture, Hours 2022
The Great Palace Mosaics Museum is located in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. The mosaic collection, overshadowed by the more popular museums, sheds light on Eastern Roman culture in late antiquity. In this article you can find information about the history of the Great Palace of Constantinople. In addition, the Great Palace Mosaics Museum entrance fee and opening … [Read more...] about Great Palace Mosaic Museum