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Galata Tower, Istanbul | Tourist Information


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Molla Gürani Caddesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34430


The Galata Tower — called Christea Turris by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul's historic peninsula and its environs.DescriptionThe nine-story tower is 66.90 meters tall (62.59 m without the ornament on top, 51.65 m at the observation deck), and was the city's tallest structure when it was built. The elevation at ground level is 35 meters above sea-level. The tower has an external diameter of 16.45 meters at the base, an 8.95 meters diameter inside, and walls that are 3.75 meters thick.There is a restaurant and café on its upper floors which command a magnificent view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. Also located on the upper floors is a night club which hosts a Turkish show. There are two operating elevators that carry visitors from the lower level to the upper levels.HistoryThe Romanesque style tower was built as Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople. Galata Tower was the tallest building in Istanbul at 219½ feet (66.9 m) when it was built in 1348. It was built to replace the old Tower of Galata, an original Byzantine tower named Megalos Pyrgos (English: Great Tower) which controlled the northern end of the massive sea chain that closed the entrance to the Golden Horn. That tower was on a different site and was largely destroyed in 1203, during the Fourth Crusade of 1202–1204.

Historical Place Near Galata Tower

İstiklal Caddesi
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
İstiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

Sultanahmet
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Akbiyik caddesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34440

Galata Tower
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Taksim
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

+902122938180

Galata Kulesi, İstanbul'un Galata semtinde bulunan bir kule. 528 yılında inşa edilen yapı, şehrin önemli sembolleri arasındadır. İstanbul Boğazı ve Haliç, kuleden panoramik olarak izlenebilmektedir. UNESCO, 2013'te kuleyi Dünya Mirası Geçici Listesi'ne dahil etti.TarihçeGalata Kulesi dünyanın en eski kulelerinden biri olup, Bizans İmparatoru Anastasius tarafından 528 yılında Fener Kulesi olarak inşa ettirilmiştir. 1204 yılındaki IV. Haçlı Seferi'nde geniş çapta tahrip edilen kule, daha sonra 1348 yılında "İsa Kulesi" adıyla yığma taşlar kullanılarak Cenevizliler tarafından Galata surlarına ek olarak yeniden yapılmıştır. 1348 yılında yeniden yapıldığında kentin en büyük binası olmuştur.Galata kulesi 1445-1446 yılları arasında yükseltilmiştir. Kule Türklerin eline geçtikten sonra hemen her yüzyıl yenilenmiş ve tamir edilmiştir. 16. yüzyılda Kasımpaşa tersanelerinde çalıştırılan Hristiyan savaş esirlerinin barınağı olarak kullanılmıştır. Sultan III. Murat'ın müsaadesiyle burada müneccim Takiyüddin tarafından bir rasathane kurulmuş, ancak bu rasathane 1579'da kapatılmıştır.

Hippodrome of Constantinople
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
SULTANAHMET İSTANBUL
Üsküdar, Turkey 00059

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Sultanahmet Meydanı İstanbul'un en önemli meydanlarından biridir. Bizans devrinde Hipodrom, Osmanlı döneminde At Meydanı olarak bilinen Roma sirki de Meydanın içerisindedir.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Nuruosmaniye
Bayazıt, Turkey 34116

+ 0090 212 5191248

Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul kentinin merkezinde Beyazıt, Nuruosmaniye ve Mercan semtlerininin ortasında yer alan dünyanın en büyük çarşısı ve en eski kapalı çarşılarından biridir. Kapalıçarşı'da yaklaşık 4.000 dükkan bulunmaktadır ve bu dükkanlarda toplam çalışan sayısı yaklaşık 25.000'dir. Gün içerisindeki en yoğun zamanlarında içinde yarım milyona yakın insan barındırdığı söylenir. Yılda 91 milyon turisti ağırlayan çarşı, dünyanın en fazla ziyaret edilen turistik mekanıdır.Tarihithumb Kapalıçarşı'nın çekirdeğini oluşturan iki bedestenden İç Bedesten yani Cevahir Bedesteni müellifler arasında tartışmalı olmakla beraber büyük olasılıkla Bizans'tan kalma bir yapı olup 48 m x 36 m ölçülerindedir. Yeni Bedesten ise 1460 yılında Fatih Sultan Mehmet tarafından yaptırılan Kapalıçarşı'nın ikinci önemli yapısıdır ve Sandal Bedesteni olarak anılmaktadır. Burada bir yolu pamuk bir yolu ipekten dokunan ve Sandal adı verilen kumaş satıldığı için Sandal Bedesteni ismi verilmiştir.Fatih Sultan Mehmet'in Kapalıçarşı'nın inşaatına başladığı yıl olan 1460 Kapalıçarşı'nın kuruluş yılı olarak kabul görmüştür. Asıl büyük çarşı ise Kanuni Sultan Süleyman tarafından ahşap olarak inşa ettirilmiştir.Dev ölçülü bir labirent gibi, 30.700 metrekarede 66 kadar sokağı, 4.000 kadar dükkânı ile Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul’un görülmesi gereken, benzersiz bir merkezidir. Adeta bir şehri andıran, bütünü ile örtülü bu site zaman içerisinde gelişip büyümüştür. İçinde son zamanlara kadar 5 cami, 1 mektep, 7 çeşme, 10 kuyu, 1 sebil, 1 şadırvan, 24 kapı, 17 han bulunmaktaydı.

Sultanahmet Cami
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

0 212 518 13 19

Sultanahmet Mosque aka The Blue Mosque
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/Sultanahmet/İstanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34100

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Hagia Sophia
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Square
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

Hagia Sophia, "Holy Wisdom"; Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Ayasofya) was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 AD, and until 1453, it served as an Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire of Constantinople. The building was later converted into an Ottoman mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture". It remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.

Ayasofya&Sultanahmet
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

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Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Yeniçeriler Cad. Bileyciler Sok. Eminönü, Fatih, 34126
Istanbul, Turkey 34126

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Blue Mosque Istanbul / www.bluemosque.co
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
At Meydanı No:7
Fatih, Turkey 34122

+902124580776

GENERAL INFORMATION The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice.Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul. Besides being tourist attraction, it's also a active mosque, so it's closed to non worshippers for a half hour or so during the five daily prayers. Best way to see great architecture of the Blue Mosque is to approach it from the Hippodrome. (West side of the mosque) As if you are non-Muslim visitor, you also have to use same direction to enter the Mosque. How To Visit Blue Mosque ? Tourists always wonder how to visit Blue Mosque.There is also many other questions such as if there is any entrance fee,dress code, where to put my shoes etc.Here below is the answers of all these simple questions... 1) Plan your visit to the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, so that you better arrive mid morning. Pray happens five times a day with the first call to prayer at sunrise and the last one at nightfall.The mosque closes for 90 minutes at each pray time.Avoid visiting a mosque at pray time (Especially Midday praying on Friday) or within a half hour after the ezan is chanted from the Mosque minarets. 2) Before step in to Mosque, take off your shoes and put in plastic bags provided at the entrance(Free of Charge). This is required of all persons as part of Muslim tradition when entering a mosque. There is also no charge to enter the Blue Mosque. 3) If you are women wear a head covering when entering to Blue Mosque.Head coverings are available at the Blue Mosque entrance for free. Place the fabric cover on top of your head with equal portions hanging on both sides. Take one side and wrap it around your neck, tossing it behind your back with covering your shoulders. Don't cover your face, the covering is meant to hide your hair only. 4) When you are inside the mosque, remain quiet and don't use flash photography.Since this is a place of worship, avoid staring or taking picture of those who are praying.Visit the mosque respectfully and quietly.At the Mosque exit, you can put used plastic bags in designated bin bags and return head covers to duty staff. 5) You can do donation to help maintain the Mosque at the exit door.It is not compulsory, but if you make donation you will get the official receipt for it. PRAYER TIMES Muslims pray five times a day according to the basic tenets of Islam.The timings of these prayers are spaced fairly throughout the day, so that one is constantly reminded of Allah and gives opportunities to seek His guidance and forgiveness. Muslim call to prayer (Ezan) is chanted six times a day.The exact time of the ezan changes each day due to rotation of the earth,revolution around the sun,various latitudes of the earth's locations and daylight savings time.Therefore Islamic prayer times were not set based on clock but traditionally set according to the movement of the sun.These timings being advised by The Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. Here below is the names of the calls-prayers in Turkish and Arabic. 1) Imsak / Fajr - Two hours before dawn 2) Güneş /Tulu - Dawn 3) Ögle / Zuhr - Midday 4) Ikindi / Asr - Afternoon 5) Aksam / Maghrib - Sunset 6) Yatsi / Isha - Right before last light of the day get disappeared

Ayasofya Müzesi
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

+90 21 25284500

En çok ziyaret edilen müzeler arasında yer alan Ayasofya; sanat ve mimarlık tarihi bakımından dünyanın en önde gelen anıtlardan biri olup, dünyanın 8. harikası olarak gösterilmektedir. Bugünkü Ayasofya aynı yerde fakat öncekilerinden farklı bir mimari anlayışla yapılmış olan üçüncü yapıdır. Bu yapı, İmparator Justinianos tarafından (527-565) dönemin iki önemli Mimarı olan Tralles'li (Aydın) Anthemios ile Miletos'lu (Balat) İsidoros'a yaptırılmıştır. 916 yıl kilise olan yapı, 1453 Yılında Fatih Sultan Mehmed tarafından İstanbul'un fethiyle camiye çevrilerek, 482 yıl cami olarak kullanılmıştır. Atatürk'ün emri ve Bakanlar Kurulu'nun Kararı ile 1935 yılında Ayasofya müze olarak kapılarını ziyarete açmıştır. Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. The current Hagia Sophia is the third construction, done in a different architectural style, even though it occupies the same location as the previous two. The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidoros (Miletus), under the order of Emperor Justinianos. It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935.

Sultanahmet
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

T.C. İstanbul Üniversitesi
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
برط الجوف
Beyazıt, Turkey 34000

02124400000

Galata Bridge
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Eminönü
Istanbul, Turkey 34421

The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.HistoryThe first recorded bridge over the Golden Horn in Istanbul was built during the reign of Justinian the Great in the 6th century, close to the area near the Theodosian Land Walls at the western end of the city.In 1453, during the Fall of Constantinople, the Turks assembled a mobile bridge by placing their ships side by side across the water, so that their troops could move from one side of the Golden Horn to the other.In the years 1502–1503, there were plans to construct the first bridge at the current location. Sultan Bayezid II solicited a design and Leonardo da Vinci, utilizing three well-known geometrical principles, the pressed-bow, parabolic curve and keystone arch, created an unprecedented single span 240 m long and 24 m wide bridge for the Golden Horn, which would have become the longest bridge in the world of that time, had it been constructed. However, the ambitious design was not approved by the Sultan.A smaller-scale version of Leonardo da Vinci's Golden Horn Bridge was brought to life in 2001 near Oslo, Norway by the contemporary artist Vebjørn Sand, the first civil engineering project based on a Leonardo da Vinci sketch to be constructed. The Leonardo Bridge Project hopes to build the design as a practical footbridge around the world, including the Golden Horn in Istanbul, using local materials and collaborating with local artisans as a global public art project. The Wall Street Journal referred to the Project as a "...logo for the nations."

Yerebatan Sarnıcı
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34110

Sultanahmet-Ayasofya
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü/İSTANBUL
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

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Galata Köprüsü / Galata Bridge
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
bakırköy
Istanbul, Turkey 34710

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Kapalicarsi Kakpakcilar Cad. No:178
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

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The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. the Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.LocationThe Grand Bazaar is located inside the walled city of Istanbul, in the district of Fatih and in the neighbourhood bearing the same name (Kapalıçarşı). It stretches roughly from west to east between the mosques of Beyazit and of Nuruosmaniye. The Bazaar can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams (Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı stop).

Grand Bazaar
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Peykhane Sokak
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

02125286611

Monument Near Galata Tower

Αγία Σοφία, Κωνσταντινούπολη
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Πόλη
Istanbul, Turkey

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Yıldız Sarayı
Distance: 2.5 mi Tourist Information
Barbaros Bulvarı, Serencebey Yokuşu, No. 62
Istanbul, Turkey

Republic Monument
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Place Taksim
Istanbul, Turkey 34437

The Republic Monument is a notable monument located at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey to commemorate the formation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Built in two and half years with financial support from the population and unveiled by Dr. Hakkı Şinasi Pasha on August 8, 1928, it was designed by Italian sculptor Pietro Canonica.The 11m high monument portrays the founders of the Turkish Republic, prominent are depictions of Kemal Atatürk, who commissioned the work, his assistant İsmet İnönü, and Fevzi Çakmak. The monument has two sides, the side facing northward depicts Atatürk at an earlier period and the other one facing Istiklal Caddesi has Atatürk and his comrades dressed in modern, western-European clothing, symbolizing him in both his roles, as military commander-in-chief and as statesman.Mikhail Frunze, an important leader of the October Revolution, and Kliment Voroshilov, a Marshal of the Soviet Union, are among the group behind Atatürk. Their presence in the monument, ordered by Atatürk, points out to the military aid given by Vladimir Lenin during the Turkish War of Independence in 1920.

Eyüp Nikah Salonları
Distance: 2.8 mi Tourist Information
Silahtarağa Caddesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34050

Tourist Attraction Near Galata Tower

Beyoğlu / Taksim, İstanbul
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Taksim , Beyoğlu ,istiklal Caddesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34437

İstiklal Caddesi
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
İstiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

Taksim Nevizade
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey 34160

The lively Nevizade Street (Nevizade Sokak) in Beyoğlu, located in the modern part of Istanbul, is where the party’s at, on any night of the week, winter or summer. A trip to Istanbul simply is not complete without having tasted the mezes (cold starters) in one of the many meyhanes (taverns), or having enjoyed a beer on the terraces of the various pubs. The Most Atmospheric Eating Spot in Town Nevizade is a small street parallel to Istiklal Caddesi, located behind the historical Flower Passage (Çiçek Pasajı) and easily accessible via the Fish Bazaar (Balık Pazarı). Marked with on the Map with Tourist Attractions in the Modern Part of Istanbul. While Nevizade is the name of the main street, it actually refers to whole nightlife area, including the maze of small streets connecting to it. If Nevizade is not the most famous eating and drinking area of Istanbul, then it certainly is the liveliest. On any given night the streets are packed with people, young and old. All with the same goal – having a good time out while enjoying mezes or other small dishes, accompanied by alcoholic beverages – being it rakı, beer or wine. Any Meyhane in Nevizade Will Do As soon as you enter the Nevizade Street, waiters will try to convince you to pick their restaurant. Food wise you can’t go wrong in any of them. Just walk up and down the street first, and pick the one which offers you the most attractive table. Personally, I’m a regular of the Nevizade Restaurant. In the meyhanes, musicians playing fasıl (mostly classical Turkish) music wander from table to table. Be aware though that it’s considered rude to have them play a few songs without tipping them (TL 10-15). So make sure to kindly decline their offer as soon as they approach your table if you’re not a big fan of the genre.

Galata Tower
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Taksim
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

+902122938180

Galata Kulesi, İstanbul'un Galata semtinde bulunan bir kule. 528 yılında inşa edilen yapı, şehrin önemli sembolleri arasındadır. İstanbul Boğazı ve Haliç, kuleden panoramik olarak izlenebilmektedir. UNESCO, 2013'te kuleyi Dünya Mirası Geçici Listesi'ne dahil etti.TarihçeGalata Kulesi dünyanın en eski kulelerinden biri olup, Bizans İmparatoru Anastasius tarafından 528 yılında Fener Kulesi olarak inşa ettirilmiştir. 1204 yılındaki IV. Haçlı Seferi'nde geniş çapta tahrip edilen kule, daha sonra 1348 yılında "İsa Kulesi" adıyla yığma taşlar kullanılarak Cenevizliler tarafından Galata surlarına ek olarak yeniden yapılmıştır. 1348 yılında yeniden yapıldığında kentin en büyük binası olmuştur.Galata kulesi 1445-1446 yılları arasında yükseltilmiştir. Kule Türklerin eline geçtikten sonra hemen her yüzyıl yenilenmiş ve tamir edilmiştir. 16. yüzyılda Kasımpaşa tersanelerinde çalıştırılan Hristiyan savaş esirlerinin barınağı olarak kullanılmıştır. Sultan III. Murat'ın müsaadesiyle burada müneccim Takiyüddin tarafından bir rasathane kurulmuş, ancak bu rasathane 1579'da kapatılmıştır.

Hippodrome of Constantinople
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
SULTANAHMET İSTANBUL
Üsküdar, Turkey 00059

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Sultanahmet Meydanı İstanbul'un en önemli meydanlarından biridir. Bizans devrinde Hipodrom, Osmanlı döneminde At Meydanı olarak bilinen Roma sirki de Meydanın içerisindedir.

Galata Kulesi
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Galata Kulesi Meydanı
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

0212 293 81 80

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Nuruosmaniye
Bayazıt, Turkey 34116

+ 0090 212 5191248

Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul kentinin merkezinde Beyazıt, Nuruosmaniye ve Mercan semtlerininin ortasında yer alan dünyanın en büyük çarşısı ve en eski kapalı çarşılarından biridir. Kapalıçarşı'da yaklaşık 4.000 dükkan bulunmaktadır ve bu dükkanlarda toplam çalışan sayısı yaklaşık 25.000'dir. Gün içerisindeki en yoğun zamanlarında içinde yarım milyona yakın insan barındırdığı söylenir. Yılda 91 milyon turisti ağırlayan çarşı, dünyanın en fazla ziyaret edilen turistik mekanıdır.Tarihithumb Kapalıçarşı'nın çekirdeğini oluşturan iki bedestenden İç Bedesten yani Cevahir Bedesteni müellifler arasında tartışmalı olmakla beraber büyük olasılıkla Bizans'tan kalma bir yapı olup 48 m x 36 m ölçülerindedir. Yeni Bedesten ise 1460 yılında Fatih Sultan Mehmet tarafından yaptırılan Kapalıçarşı'nın ikinci önemli yapısıdır ve Sandal Bedesteni olarak anılmaktadır. Burada bir yolu pamuk bir yolu ipekten dokunan ve Sandal adı verilen kumaş satıldığı için Sandal Bedesteni ismi verilmiştir.Fatih Sultan Mehmet'in Kapalıçarşı'nın inşaatına başladığı yıl olan 1460 Kapalıçarşı'nın kuruluş yılı olarak kabul görmüştür. Asıl büyük çarşı ise Kanuni Sultan Süleyman tarafından ahşap olarak inşa ettirilmiştir.Dev ölçülü bir labirent gibi, 30.700 metrekarede 66 kadar sokağı, 4.000 kadar dükkânı ile Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul’un görülmesi gereken, benzersiz bir merkezidir. Adeta bir şehri andıran, bütünü ile örtülü bu site zaman içerisinde gelişip büyümüştür. İçinde son zamanlara kadar 5 cami, 1 mektep, 7 çeşme, 10 kuyu, 1 sebil, 1 şadırvan, 24 kapı, 17 han bulunmaktaydı.

Sultanahmet Cami
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

0 212 518 13 19

Hagia Sophia
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Square
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

Hagia Sophia, "Holy Wisdom"; Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Ayasofya) was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 AD, and until 1453, it served as an Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire of Constantinople. The building was later converted into an Ottoman mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture". It remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.

Blue Mosque Istanbul / www.bluemosque.co
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
At Meydanı No:7
Fatih, Turkey 34122

+902124580776

GENERAL INFORMATION The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice.Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul. Besides being tourist attraction, it's also a active mosque, so it's closed to non worshippers for a half hour or so during the five daily prayers. Best way to see great architecture of the Blue Mosque is to approach it from the Hippodrome. (West side of the mosque) As if you are non-Muslim visitor, you also have to use same direction to enter the Mosque. How To Visit Blue Mosque ? Tourists always wonder how to visit Blue Mosque.There is also many other questions such as if there is any entrance fee,dress code, where to put my shoes etc.Here below is the answers of all these simple questions... 1) Plan your visit to the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, so that you better arrive mid morning. Pray happens five times a day with the first call to prayer at sunrise and the last one at nightfall.The mosque closes for 90 minutes at each pray time.Avoid visiting a mosque at pray time (Especially Midday praying on Friday) or within a half hour after the ezan is chanted from the Mosque minarets. 2) Before step in to Mosque, take off your shoes and put in plastic bags provided at the entrance(Free of Charge). This is required of all persons as part of Muslim tradition when entering a mosque. There is also no charge to enter the Blue Mosque. 3) If you are women wear a head covering when entering to Blue Mosque.Head coverings are available at the Blue Mosque entrance for free. Place the fabric cover on top of your head with equal portions hanging on both sides. Take one side and wrap it around your neck, tossing it behind your back with covering your shoulders. Don't cover your face, the covering is meant to hide your hair only. 4) When you are inside the mosque, remain quiet and don't use flash photography.Since this is a place of worship, avoid staring or taking picture of those who are praying.Visit the mosque respectfully and quietly.At the Mosque exit, you can put used plastic bags in designated bin bags and return head covers to duty staff. 5) You can do donation to help maintain the Mosque at the exit door.It is not compulsory, but if you make donation you will get the official receipt for it. PRAYER TIMES Muslims pray five times a day according to the basic tenets of Islam.The timings of these prayers are spaced fairly throughout the day, so that one is constantly reminded of Allah and gives opportunities to seek His guidance and forgiveness. Muslim call to prayer (Ezan) is chanted six times a day.The exact time of the ezan changes each day due to rotation of the earth,revolution around the sun,various latitudes of the earth's locations and daylight savings time.Therefore Islamic prayer times were not set based on clock but traditionally set according to the movement of the sun.These timings being advised by The Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. Here below is the names of the calls-prayers in Turkish and Arabic. 1) Imsak / Fajr - Two hours before dawn 2) Güneş /Tulu - Dawn 3) Ögle / Zuhr - Midday 4) Ikindi / Asr - Afternoon 5) Aksam / Maghrib - Sunset 6) Yatsi / Isha - Right before last light of the day get disappeared

Ayasofya Müzesi
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

+90 21 25284500

En çok ziyaret edilen müzeler arasında yer alan Ayasofya; sanat ve mimarlık tarihi bakımından dünyanın en önde gelen anıtlardan biri olup, dünyanın 8. harikası olarak gösterilmektedir. Bugünkü Ayasofya aynı yerde fakat öncekilerinden farklı bir mimari anlayışla yapılmış olan üçüncü yapıdır. Bu yapı, İmparator Justinianos tarafından (527-565) dönemin iki önemli Mimarı olan Tralles'li (Aydın) Anthemios ile Miletos'lu (Balat) İsidoros'a yaptırılmıştır. 916 yıl kilise olan yapı, 1453 Yılında Fatih Sultan Mehmed tarafından İstanbul'un fethiyle camiye çevrilerek, 482 yıl cami olarak kullanılmıştır. Atatürk'ün emri ve Bakanlar Kurulu'nun Kararı ile 1935 yılında Ayasofya müze olarak kapılarını ziyarete açmıştır. Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. The current Hagia Sophia is the third construction, done in a different architectural style, even though it occupies the same location as the previous two. The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidoros (Miletus), under the order of Emperor Justinianos. It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935.

Dolmabahçe
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Dolmabahçe, Beşiktaş
Istanbul, Turkey 34718

Sultanahmet
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

Yerebatan Sarnıcı
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34110

Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34120

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Magnificent hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.HistoryAfter the Peace of Zsitvatorok and the crushing loss in the 1603-1618 war with Persia, Sultan Ahmet I, decided to build a large mosque in Istanbul to reassert Ottoman power. It would be the first imperial mosque for more than forty years. While his predecessors had paid for their mosques with the spoils of war, Ahmet I procured funds from the Treasury, because he had not gained remarkable victories.It caused the anger of the ulema, the Muslim jurists. The mosque was built on the site of the palace of the Byzantine emperors, in front of the basilica Ayasofya (at that time, the primary imperial mosque in Istanbul) and the hippodrome, a site of significant symbolic meaning as it dominated the city skyline from the south. Big parts of the south shore of the mosque rest on the foundations, the vaults of the old Grand Palace.

Sultanahmet-Ayasofya
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü/İSTANBUL
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Kapalicarsi Kakpakcilar Cad. No:178
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

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The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. the Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.LocationThe Grand Bazaar is located inside the walled city of Istanbul, in the district of Fatih and in the neighbourhood bearing the same name (Kapalıçarşı). It stretches roughly from west to east between the mosques of Beyazit and of Nuruosmaniye. The Bazaar can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams (Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı stop).

Ayasofya
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

(0212) 528 4500

Beyazıt Kapalıçarşı
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Mithatpaşa Cad. No.22/A Beyazit
Istanbul, Turkey 34126

+90 212 522 36 99

Dolmabahçe Palace
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Dolmabahce Caddesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34357

Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922 (with Yıldız Palace being used in the interim).LocationThe site of Dolmabahçe was originally a bay on the Bosphorus which was used for the anchorage of the Ottoman fleet. The area was reclaimed gradually during the 18th century to become an imperial garden, much appreciated by the Ottoman sultans; it is from this garden that the name Dolmabahçe (Filled-in Garden) comes from the Turkish dolma meaning "filled" and bahçe meaning "garden." Various small summer palaces and wooden pavilions were built here during the 18th and 19th centuries ultimately forming a palace complex named Beşiktaş Waterfront Palace. The area of 110,000 m² is confined by Bosphorus on the east side, while a steep precipice bounds it on the west side, such that after the building of the new 45,000 m² monoblock Dolmabahçe Palace a relatively limited space has remained for a garden complex which would normally surround such a palace.HistoryDolmabahçe Palace was ordered by the Empire's 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856. Previously, the Sultan and his family had lived at the Topkapı Palace, but as the medieval Topkapı was lacking in contemporary style, luxury, and comfort, as compared to the palaces of the European monarchs, Abdülmecid decided to build a new modern palace near the site of the former Beşiktaş Palace, which was demolished. Hacı Said Ağa was responsible for the construction works, while the project was realized by architects Garabet Balyan, his son Nigoğayos Balyan and Evanis Kalfa (members of the Armenian Balyan family of Ottoman court architects).

Turkish Restaurant Near Galata Tower

Galata Tower
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Taksim
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

+902122938180

Galata Kulesi, İstanbul'un Galata semtinde bulunan bir kule. 528 yılında inşa edilen yapı, şehrin önemli sembolleri arasındadır. İstanbul Boğazı ve Haliç, kuleden panoramik olarak izlenebilmektedir. UNESCO, 2013'te kuleyi Dünya Mirası Geçici Listesi'ne dahil etti.TarihçeGalata Kulesi dünyanın en eski kulelerinden biri olup, Bizans İmparatoru Anastasius tarafından 528 yılında Fener Kulesi olarak inşa ettirilmiştir. 1204 yılındaki IV. Haçlı Seferi'nde geniş çapta tahrip edilen kule, daha sonra 1348 yılında "İsa Kulesi" adıyla yığma taşlar kullanılarak Cenevizliler tarafından Galata surlarına ek olarak yeniden yapılmıştır. 1348 yılında yeniden yapıldığında kentin en büyük binası olmuştur.Galata kulesi 1445-1446 yılları arasında yükseltilmiştir. Kule Türklerin eline geçtikten sonra hemen her yüzyıl yenilenmiş ve tamir edilmiştir. 16. yüzyılda Kasımpaşa tersanelerinde çalıştırılan Hristiyan savaş esirlerinin barınağı olarak kullanılmıştır. Sultan III. Murat'ın müsaadesiyle burada müneccim Takiyüddin tarafından bir rasathane kurulmuş, ancak bu rasathane 1579'da kapatılmıştır.

Tarihi Eminönü Balık Ekmek
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Galata Köprüsü Ve Turyol İskelesi Arası
Istanbul, Turkey 34110

İstanbulun tarihi yarımada olarak bilinen kısmında yer alan Eminönü İlçesi kuzeyden Haliç, güneyden Marmara Denizi, doğudan İstanbul Boğazı, batıdan ise Fatih ilçesi ile çevrilidir. İlçe, bütünüyle İstanbul kentinin tarihi çekirdeği olan suriçinde yer alır ve merkezi alanın en canlı bölgelerinden birini oluşturur. Osmanlı döneminde Deniz Gümrüğü ve Gümrük Eminliğinin burada bulunması sebebiyle Eminönü adını alan ilçe, Fatih İçesiyle birlikte cumhuriyetin ilk yıllarında İstanbulun merkezi ilçesi olmuştur. Bizans, Osmanlı ve Cumhuriyet dönemlerinde cazibesinden hiçbir şey kaybetmeyen ilçe, sınırları içinde çok önemli tarihi ve turistik eser barındırır. Sadece ülkemizde değil dünyada da eşine az rastlanan bu eserlerden bazıları şunlardır: Sultanahmet ve Beyazıt Meydanları, Dikilitaş, Burmalı ve Örmeli Sütun, Çemberlitaş, Aya İrini Kilisesi, Yerebatan Sarayı, Topkapı Sarayı, Süleymaniye, Sultanahmet, Ayasofya, Küçük Ayasofya, Beyazıt, Şehzade, Yeni (Valide), Nuruosmaniye, Laleli Camii gibi camiler, Mısır Çarşısı, Kapalıçarşı, Gülhane Parkı, İstanbul Üniversitesi....

Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı_
Istanbul, Turkey 34110

0212 520 0566

360 Istanbul
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Istiklal Cad. Mısır Apt. No:163, Kat:8, Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

(0090)2122511042

360 ISTANBUL Uluslararası alanda bir marka olmayı başaran 360ISTANBUL, BEYOĞLU’ nda tarihi MISIR APARTMANI' nın en üst katında yer alıyor. Büyülü şehir İstanbul' u 360 derece görme imkanı bulabildiğiniz mekanda, Boğaz’ ın, Ayasofya’ nın, St.Antoine Kilisesi' nin ve Galata Kulesi' nin tam ortasında eşsiz bir manzara sizi bekliyor. Farklı ve unutamayacağınız lezzetler sunan 360ISTANBUL haftasonları geceyarısı CLUB360’ a dönüşerek uluslararası DJ’ lerin, dansçıların ve müzisyenlerin performanslarıyla sizi eğlencenin doruğuna çıkarıyor. Bu gruba üye olarak gerçekleştireceğimiztüm partilerden ve özel etkinliklerden ilk siz haberdar olacaksınız... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The internationally acclaimed 360ISTANBUL is set in a penthouse perched on a 19th century apartment building on the old embassy row in BEYOĞLU. It commands a 360-degree heart stopping view of Istanbul, the Bosphorus, The Sea of Marmara, The St. Antoine Church and The Hagia Sophia. After midnight on weekends 360ISTANBUL transforms into CLUB360 with an infusion of top International dj's, musicians and performing artists. As a member of 360istanbul Group you will receive special invites to Public and Members only parties and events.

Tarihi Suleymaniye Kuru Fasulyecisi
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Süleymaniye
Istanbul, Turkey 34116

0212 514 58 78

Sultanahmet Köftecisi
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Divan yolu Cad No:12 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

+90 212 520 0566

Türkistan'dan bir tesadüf sonucu yolu İstanbul'a düşen ve kaderini İstanbul'da şekillendiren Mehmet Seracettin Tezçakın'ın çocukları, torunları, torunlarının çocukları ve nihayet torunlarının torunlarına uzanan 4 kuşağın hikâyesidir Sultanahmet Köftecisi... Mehmet Seracettin Efendi'nin 1920'de Sultanahmet'te açtığı köfteci dükkanını 92 yıllık bir İstanbul klasiğine dönüştüren sırrın özünü kuşaktan kuşağa aktarılan tevazuu, saygı, sevgi ve sebat oluşturuyor. 1936'da "Halk Kebapçısı" adıyla hizmete devam eden dükkânımız, 1964'te gerçekleştirilen istimlâk sonrasında şimdiki binamıza taşındı. 1976'da bayrağı devralan 3. Kuşakla birlikte "Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi" markası dünya çapında ün salmaya başladı. Markamızın ünü yayıldıkça taklitlerimiz de çoğaldıysa da, 4 kuşağın alın teri ve birikiminin ürünü "Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi" Başkanımız Sn. Mehmet S. Tezçakın'ın yönetiminde taklit edilemez özgünlüğünü koruyarak hizmete devam ediyor... Bugün bu dükkânda damağınızda hissettiğiniz tat sadece 92 yıllık tecrübenin ürünü olan o klasik köfte tadı değil... Artık 5. Kuşağı yetiştiren bir kültür, bir gelenek... 92 yılda dünya, Türkiye, İstanbul çok değişti... Sadece köftemizin tadı ve müşterilerimize duyduğumuz geleneksel hürmet değişmedi...

Sur Ocakbaşı
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Fatih
Fatih, Turkey

Siirt Seref Büryan Kebap Salonu
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Zeyrek Mah. Serdap Sok. No:4 (Kadınlar Pazarı) Fatih
Istanbul, Turkey

2012 itibari ile 120 yıllık buryanci patenti alınmış yemekler seref buryanda

Hamdi Restaurant
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Tahmis Caddesi, Kalçın Sokak No: 11
Eminönü, Turkey 34110

0212 528 03 90

Cafe Firuz
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Firuzağa Mah Defterdar Yokuşu 55
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

02122520241

Cafe Firuz, yenilenmiş yüzüyle misafirlerine “Yeniden Merhaba” dedi Yenilenmiş dekoru ve yeni lezzetleriyle Cafe Firuz Cihangir’in tam ortasında kapılarını yeniden açtı. 2008 yılında hizmet vermeye başlayan ve o günden beri Cihangir'e gelenlerin vazgeçilmez mekanı olan Cafe Firuz, yenilenen yüzüyle misafirlerine “Yeniden Merhaba” dedi. Cihangir’in en gözde mekanları arasında yer alan Cafe Firuz, baştan aşağıya yenilenmiş dekoru, yeni menüsü ile misafirlerini ağırlama heyecanını yaşıyor. Firuzağa Camii’nin yanında yer alan Cafe Firuz, Cihangir’den yolu geçen herkese misafirperverliği, özenli ve titiz hizmetiyle kapılarını sonuna kadar açıyor. Cafe Firuz, leziz menüleri ve sıcacık ve dinamik çizgiler taşıyan yeni dekorasyonu ile dikkat çekiyor. Cihangir’de yaşayan ünlülerin de uğrak yeri olma özelliği taşıyan mekânda, misafirler ünlü simalarla aynı havayı soluyarak hoş sürprizlerle karşılaşabiliyorlar.

Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası / Taksim
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Meşelik Sokak. No:3
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

0212 293 31 31

Hatay Mutfağı Bizim İşimiz Bir yandan Amanos dağlarından gelen kekik kokulu serin rüzgarlar ve efsanelerin ırmağı Asi'nin sularıyla bereket fışkıran Amik Ovasının kucakladığı Hatay toprakları... Diğer yandan dinlerin ve mezheplerin hoşgörüsünün en sağlam bağlarla yaşandığı Hatay toprakları... Bu müstesna ve zengin birikimiyle göz kamaştıran Hatay mutfağından siz değerli misafirlerimize sunabilmek üzere yıllar öncesinden var olan deneyimlerimizden güç alarak o yöreden özenle seçilen elemanlarıyla yola çıkmayı amaç edindik... 2004 yılında sayın başbakanımızın Hatay'da yapmış olduğu konuşmasından da esinlenerek soframızın adını, "Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası" olarak tescil ettirdik... %90'ını o yöreden temin etmekte olduğumuz ürünlerden oluşturulan zengin içerikli soframızı sizlere en ayrıcalıklı biçimde sunabildiğimiz için onurluyuz... Mutluyuz...

Mor Meyhane
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Meşrutiyet Cad.83/1 Beyoğlu - Ahmet Yesevi Cad.6/A Ataşehir
Istanbul, Turkey 34430

0 212 293 98 21 0 (216) 469 92 73

Canlı fasılın renkli programı,solist Mustafa Ertürk,DJ'lerin Türkçe parçalardan oluşan performansları ve oryantaller ile limitsiz eğlence... Eğlencenin rengi Beyoğlu'ndan sonra ikinci şubesini Kadıköy'de açtı. Kuşdili Cad.99 Kadıköy 0216 345 84 84 Artık Ataşehir'liler de rengarenk.3.şubemiz olan Mor Bahçe'de keyif dolu geceler sizleri bekliyor. Ahmet Yesevi cad.No:6/A Ataşehir 0216 469 92 73

Sultanahmet Köfteçisi Selim Usta
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Divanyolu Cad. 12/A
Istanbul, Turkey

+90 (212) 520 05 66

Safi Meyhane
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Meşrutiyet Cad. No: 84 Şişhane
Istanbul, Turkey 34430

+905302404908

Hayri Usta
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Büyük Parmakkapı Sokağı
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

Hayri usta 20 yıldır halka hizmet veren kalitesi ve tadıyla tüm halka bağımlılık yapan bir efsanedir

Peymane
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
TomTom Mh. Boğazkesen Cd.
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

0212 293 31 36

Köfteci Ramiz - Taksim
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Solakzade Sokağı
Istanbul, Turkey 34433

02125477373....05426181079

Mio Galata
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Yeni Galata Köprüsü Altı. No: KH1 Haliç Karaköy
Istanbul, Turkey 34430

212 243 95 01

Semazen Restaurant
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Divanyolu Caddesi Ticarethane sokak No:11 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34410

0212 522 84 86

SULTAN CAFE RESTAURANT
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
at meydanı caddesi 3/a
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

02126380948

Landmark Near Galata Tower

Galata Bridge
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Eminönü
Istanbul, Turkey 34421

The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.HistoryThe first recorded bridge over the Golden Horn in Istanbul was built during the reign of Justinian the Great in the 6th century, close to the area near the Theodosian Land Walls at the western end of the city.In 1453, during the Fall of Constantinople, the Turks assembled a mobile bridge by placing their ships side by side across the water, so that their troops could move from one side of the Golden Horn to the other.In the years 1502–1503, there were plans to construct the first bridge at the current location. Sultan Bayezid II solicited a design and Leonardo da Vinci, utilizing three well-known geometrical principles, the pressed-bow, parabolic curve and keystone arch, created an unprecedented single span 240 m long and 24 m wide bridge for the Golden Horn, which would have become the longest bridge in the world of that time, had it been constructed. However, the ambitious design was not approved by the Sultan.A smaller-scale version of Leonardo da Vinci's Golden Horn Bridge was brought to life in 2001 near Oslo, Norway by the contemporary artist Vebjørn Sand, the first civil engineering project based on a Leonardo da Vinci sketch to be constructed. The Leonardo Bridge Project hopes to build the design as a practical footbridge around the world, including the Golden Horn in Istanbul, using local materials and collaborating with local artisans as a global public art project. The Wall Street Journal referred to the Project as a "...logo for the nations."

Galatasaray (district)
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
asmalımescit sok
Istanbul, Turkey

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Galatasaray is a quarter on the European side of Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, belonging to Beyoğlu district of the province of Istanbul,Galatasaray Square is located at approximately the center of İstiklal Avenue and is home to the oldest secondary school in Turkey: the Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi), originally known as the Galata Sarayı Enderun-u Hümayunu (Galata Palace Imperial School). Galatasaray S.K., one of the most famous football clubs of Turkey, was established in 1905 by the students of this school. The "50th Anniversary of the Republic" (1973) monument at Galatasaray Square was sculpted by Şadi Çalık.EtymologyGalatasaray literally means "Galata Palace".

Spice Bazaar
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Eminönü
Istanbul, Turkey 34116

The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

BABA Isitma
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
MALTEPE
Istanbul, Turkey 34567

05339498414

Dolapdere
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Dolapdere uşşaki Sobethanesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34432

Dolapdere is a quarter of Beyoğlu district in central Istanbul, Turkey. It is surrounded by the quarters of Taksim, Kasımpaşa, Pangaltı and Kurtuluş.Sites There is a museum dedicated to the memory of Adam Mickiewicz, the 19th century Polish poet, located in the center of Dolapdere. Mickiewicz died in 1855 of cholera while visiting a military camp near Constantinople. He had come to Turkey to raise soldiers for the war against Russia by the help of Ottoman Empire as the Ottomans were known as true, brave and strong warriors. The Ottomans even helped Adam out more by giving him 50,000 of the Ottoman troops to face Russia in the battle as the Poles were not strong enough. The Dolapdere Campus of Bilgi University is located in this area.

Sarayburnu
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Kennedy Caddesi
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

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Sarayburnu is a promontory separating the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, Turkey. The area is where the renowned Topkapı Palace and Gülhane Park stand. Sarayburnu is included in the historic areas of Istanbul, added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.HistoryThe first settlement on the Sarayburnu goes back to Neolithic, c. 6600 BC. The settlement lasted for almost a millennium before being inundated by the rising level of the sea; however, it might have been moved further inland. The artifacts from this settlement recovered during excavations display some of the distinct features of other artifacts found in other excavations in northwestern Turkey.Another settlement on the Sarayburnu, named Lygos, was founded by Thracian tribes between the 13th and 11th centuries BC, along with the neighbouring Semistra, which Pliny the Elder had mentioned in his historical accounts. Only a few walls and substructures belonging to Lygos have survived to date, near the location where the famous Topkapı Palace now stands. During the period of Byzantium, the Acropolis used to stand where the Topkapı Palace stands today.

mütahit
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
fatih
Taksim, Turkey 3437

05322945695

Gülhane Park
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Gülhane, Fatih
Istanbul, Turkey 34112

Gülhane Parkı, İstanbul'un Fatih ilçesinin Eminönü semtinde yer alan tarihî bir parktır. Alay Köşkü, Topkapı Sarayı ve Sarayburnu arasında yer alır.TarihGülhane Parkı, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu döneminde Topkapı Sarayı'nın dış bahçesiydi ve içinde bir koru ve gül bahçelerini barındırırdı. Türk tarihinde demokratikleşmenin ilk somut adımı olan Tanzimat Fermanı, 3 Kasım 1839'da Abdülmecit döneminde Hariciye Nazırı Mustafa Reşit Paşa tarafından Gülhane Parkı'nda okunmuştur ve bu nedenle Gülhane Hatt-ı Hümayunu da denir.İstanbul şehremini operatör Cemil Paşa (Topuzlu) zamanında düzenlenerek 1912 yılında park haline getirildi ve halka açıldı. Toplam alanı 163 dönüm kadardır. Parkın girişinde sağ tarafta İstanbul şehremini ve belediye başkanlarının büstleri vardır. Parkın ortasından iki yanı ağaçlı yol geçer. Bu yolun sağında ve solunda dinlenme yerleri, çocuk bahçesi bulunmaktadır. Boğaza doğru kıvrılarak inen yokuşun hemen sağında bir Aşık Veysel heykeli, yokuşun sonuna doğru biraz üst kısımda ise Romalılardan kalma Gotlar Sütunu vardır.

Gülhane Park
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey 34093

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Gülhane Park is a historical urban park in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey; it is located adjacent to and on the grounds of the Topkapı Palace. The south entrance of the park sports one of the larger gates of the palace. It is the oldest and one of the most expansive public parks in Istanbul.HistoryThe namesake of the park, the Gülhane present on the grounds, was the place where the 1839 Edict of Gülhane was proclaimed. The edict launched the Tanzimat reforms in the Ottoman Empire, which modernized the empire and included changes such as the equalization of all Ottoman citizens, regardless of religion, before the law. The proclamation was made by Grand Vizier Mustafa Reşid Pasha, a leading statesman, diplomat, and reformer in the Empire.Gülhane Park was once part of the outer garden of Topkapı Palace and mainly consisted of a grove. A section of the outer garden was planned as a park by the municipality and opened to the public in 1912. The park previously contained recreation areas, coffee houses, playgrounds etc. Later, a small zoo was opened within the park. The first statue of Atatürk in Turkey was erected in the park in 1926, sculpted by Heinrich Krippel.The park underwent a major renovation in recent years; the removal of the zoo, fun fair and picnic grounds affecting an increase in open space. The excursion routes were re-arranged and the big pool was renovated in a modern style. With concrete structures removed the park regained the natural landscape of the 1950s, revealing trees dating from the 1800s.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Nuruosmaniye
Bayazıt, Turkey 34116

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Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul kentinin merkezinde Beyazıt, Nuruosmaniye ve Mercan semtlerininin ortasında yer alan dünyanın en büyük çarşısı ve en eski kapalı çarşılarından biridir. Kapalıçarşı'da yaklaşık 4.000 dükkan bulunmaktadır ve bu dükkanlarda toplam çalışan sayısı yaklaşık 25.000'dir. Gün içerisindeki en yoğun zamanlarında içinde yarım milyona yakın insan barındırdığı söylenir. Yılda 91 milyon turisti ağırlayan çarşı, dünyanın en fazla ziyaret edilen turistik mekanıdır.Tarihithumb Kapalıçarşı'nın çekirdeğini oluşturan iki bedestenden İç Bedesten yani Cevahir Bedesteni müellifler arasında tartışmalı olmakla beraber büyük olasılıkla Bizans'tan kalma bir yapı olup 48 m x 36 m ölçülerindedir. Yeni Bedesten ise 1460 yılında Fatih Sultan Mehmet tarafından yaptırılan Kapalıçarşı'nın ikinci önemli yapısıdır ve Sandal Bedesteni olarak anılmaktadır. Burada bir yolu pamuk bir yolu ipekten dokunan ve Sandal adı verilen kumaş satıldığı için Sandal Bedesteni ismi verilmiştir.Fatih Sultan Mehmet'in Kapalıçarşı'nın inşaatına başladığı yıl olan 1460 Kapalıçarşı'nın kuruluş yılı olarak kabul görmüştür. Asıl büyük çarşı ise Kanuni Sultan Süleyman tarafından ahşap olarak inşa ettirilmiştir.Dev ölçülü bir labirent gibi, 30.700 metrekarede 66 kadar sokağı, 4.000 kadar dükkânı ile Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul’un görülmesi gereken, benzersiz bir merkezidir. Adeta bir şehri andıran, bütünü ile örtülü bu site zaman içerisinde gelişip büyümüştür. İçinde son zamanlara kadar 5 cami, 1 mektep, 7 çeşme, 10 kuyu, 1 sebil, 1 şadırvan, 24 kapı, 17 han bulunmaktaydı.

Hippodrome of Constantinople
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
çukurçeşme sokağı
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving.The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos, horse, and dromos, path or way. For this reason, it is sometimes also called Atmeydanı in Turkish. Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in the ancient world and hippodromes were common features of Greek cities in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.History and useAlthough the Hippodrome is usually associated with Constantinople's days of glory as an imperial capital, it actually predates that era. The first Hippodrome was built when the city was called Bysantium, and was a provincial town of moderate importance. In AD 203 the Emperor Septimius Severus rebuilt the city and expanded its walls, endowing it with a hippodrome, an arena for chariot races and other entertainment.In AD 324, the Emperor Constantine the Great decided to move the seat of the government from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Nova Roma (New Rome). This name failed to impress and the city soon became known as Constantinople, the City of Constantine. Constantine greatly enlarged the city, and one of his major undertakings was the renovation of the Hippodrome. It is estimated that the Hippodrome of Constantine was about 450m long and 130m wide. Its stands were capable of holding 100,000 spectators.

Sultanahmet
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34000

Sultanahmet camii
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
torun
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

Boukoleon Palace
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
Küçük Ayasofya Cad. Cayiroglu sok. No:20, Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34400

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The Palace of Boukoleon or Bucoleon was one of the Byzantine palaces in Constantinople It was probably built by Theodosius II in the 5th century. The palace is located on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, to the south of the Hippodrome and east of the Little Hagia Sophia.Hormisdas is an earlier name of the place. The name Bucoleon was probably attributed after the end of the 6th century under Justinian I, when the small harbour in front of the palace, which is now filled, was constructed. According to tradition, a statue featuring a bull and a lion stood there, giving the port its name . "House of Hormisdas" and "House of Justinian" are other names referring to Bucoleon Palace.Emperor Theophilos, among his other works, rebuilt and expanded the palace, adding a large façade on top of the seaward walls. The ruins suggest a balcony looking out to the sea was present, accessible through three marble-framed doorways, still visible today.In the 1204 sacking of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade, Bucoleon was taken by Boniface of Montferrat who:

Çağlayan, Kağıthane
Distance: 1.9 mi Tourist Information
park sokaği
Istanbul, Turkey 34403

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Çağlayan is a neighbourhood of Kağıthane, Istanbul, Turkey. The Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace is located here.