Half day / Morning 4 hours / Walking Tour / Except Monday
If it is wanted extra, afternoon and Minimum 4 people required
Sultan Ahmet Mosque
Having built in the 17th century just across Hagia Sophia by the architect Mehmet, it is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior of Blue İznik tiles.
(Ayasofya in Turkish) is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 to 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral and a seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except the period between 1204 and 1261, when it was transformed into a Roman Catholic Cathedral during the Latin Empire Period. The building served as a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was secularized and opened as a museum on
1 February 1935.
The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome with its four monuments: The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze serpenite column and the column of Constantine.
This labyrinth of streets and passages include more than 4.000 shops which have their own trade areas; The goldsmith’s market, carpet sellers, Turkish art and crafts such as hand-made copper goods, brass jewels and boxes, onyx jewels and meerschaums.
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