Istanbul is a dream destination for travellers all around the world. It is one of the world’s most magnificent city, and amazingly it comes in the territory of both Asia and Europe. The Capital city of Turkey boasts as an architecturally brilliant specimen of human history.
Istanbul is a prime tourist spot for both Aisa and Europe, the city breathes culture, and it feels like you are living in a fairytale world. There mainly four places you can visit while in Istanbul, which are world-famous for their different reasons.
The Aya Sofia was formerly known as Hagia Sophia. The Aya Sofya is Turkey’s boasts to the world on its architectural brilliance. The Aya Sofya was a church initially which turned into a mosque in the 20th century and a museum both. It is one of the most visited places in Istanbul.
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
The blue mosque was built between 1906 – 1916. When the construction of the blue mosque was completed, the Muslim world celebrated it throughout because it had six minarets. The blue mosque was named blue because of the Iznik tiles used in the construction.
The Grand Bazaar
Tourists love to take souvenirs from any place they visit. When you are visiting Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar is the place to be. The Grand Bazaar is known to be the world’s first shopping mall ever. The architecture of Grand Bazaar is inspired by Aya Sofya, and it has eleven entrances.
Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarniçi)
This giant underground hall is supported by 336 columns in 12 rows. It used to store water for the Byzantine emperors. The most well-known fact about these columns is the medusa stones in the northwest corner. The floor still has a trickle of water flowing around it, feels like an otherworldly experience.