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Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

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Sultanahmet camii

Historical Place Near Sultanahmet Cami

Sultanahmet
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Akbiyik caddesi
Istanbul, 34440

Hippodrome of Constantinople
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sultan ahmet
Istanbul, 34225

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

Sultan Ahmet Camii Meydanı
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Karaköy
Istanbul, 34122

Sultanahmet Mosque aka The Blue Mosque
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At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/Sultanahmet/İstanbul
Istanbul, 34100

Hagia Sophia
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Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34134

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 Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. 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
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ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

Blue Mosque Istanbul / www.bluemosque.co
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At Meydanı No:7
Fatih, 34400

+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
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Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü
Istanbul, 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
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Istanbul
Istanbul, 34000

Yerebatan Sarnıcı
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Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34110

Ayasofya
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Ayasofya Meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

0212 522 17 50 - 522 09 89

Sultanahmet-Ayasofya
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Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü/İSTANBUL
Istanbul, 34122

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Takkeciler Street No :41/43 Beyazıt
Bayazıt, 34126

02125224242

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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

(0212) 528 4500

Grand Bazaar
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Peykhane Sokak
Istanbul, 34000

02125286611

Basilica Cistern
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Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul,

The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.HistoryThe name of this subterranean structure derives from a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica, beneath which it was originally constructed. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic centre. The basilica was reconstructed by Illus after a fire in 476.Ancient texts indicated that the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia. According to ancient historians, Emperor Constantine built a structure that was later rebuilt and enlarged by Emperor Justinian after the Nika riots of 532, which devastated the city.Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern.The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill, and continued to provide water to the Topkapi Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times.

Kapalı Çarşı
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Eminönü
Istanbul,

05387774340

Sultan Ahmet/Blue Mosque
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At Meydanı No.7 34122 Fatih İSTANBUL
Istanbul, 34122

0212 458 07 76

Basilica Cistern
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Sultanahmet Square Sultanahmet -
Istanbul,

+57 3163357102

Topkapı Sarayında
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Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34122

Hippodrome of Constantinople
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çukurçeşme sokağı
Istanbul, 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 Köfteçisi Selim Usta
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Divanyolu Cad. 12/A
Istanbul,

+90 (212) 520 05 66

Cemberlitas Hamami
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Vezirhan Cad. No: 8
Istanbul,

Αγία Σοφία, Κωνσταντινούπολη
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Πόλη
Istanbul,

Caferağa Medresesi / TKHV
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Caferiye Sokak Soğukkuyu Çıkmazı No:5 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34122

(+90) 212 513 36 02

Türk Kültürüne Hizmet Vakfı Caferağa Medresesi Tarihçe Caferağa Medresesi, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman dönemi (1520-1566) Babüssaade ağalarından Cafer Ağa tarafından, Mimar Sinan’a yaptırılmıştır(1559). Bağımsız medreseler grubuna giren ve günümüze geçirdiği onarımlarla ulaşan medrese, 15 dershane/sergi odası, büyük salonu ve huzur verici bahçesiyle, Geleneksel Türk El Sanatlarının öğretildiği, üretilip satılabildiği turistik bir merkeze Türk Kültürüne Hizmet Vakfı tarafından dönüştürülmüştür(1989). Atölye Çalışmaları Caferağa Medresesi’nde, Geleneksel Türk Sanatlarını yeni nesillere tanıtmak, öğretmek, yaygınlaştırmak, doğru üretimler yapmak ve yeni sanatçılar yetiştirmek amacıyla atölye çalışmaları/kurslar düzenlenmektedir. Caferağa Medresesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları ve Müzik çalışmalarıyla, sanatın tarihi mekânda hayat bulduğu noktadır. Workshoplar/ Günübirlik Sanatsal Etkinlikler Uzun yıllardır turizm acentaları ve rehberlerle işbirliği içinde çalışarak, ülkemize gelen misafirlere günübirlik sanatsal eğitimler(workshoplar) vermekteyiz.Geleneksel sanatlarımızın yurtdışına tanıtımı konusunda artık önemli bir yere sahip olan workshoplarımızda, misafirlere; kendi yaptıkları sanat çalışmalarını ülkelerine götürebilmenin mutluluğunu yaşatmaktayız.Yurtdışında katıldığımız, uluslar arası ülke festivallerinde de kültürümüzü, sanatımızı tanıtmanın gururunu taşımaktayız. Hediyelik Eşya Satışı Tarihi Yarımada içinde bulunan Caferağa Medresesi; sanatsal etkinliklerde, Medrese ve Caferiye(Sinan Erdebili) Tekkesi El Sanatları Galerisi’nde satışa sunulan geleneksel-çağdaş sanat eserleriyle hizmetlerini sürdürürken, İstanbul’un kültür mozaiği içinde önemli bir yere sahiptir.Büyük salonda, özel vakıf/dernek/şirket toplantıları yapılmakta, aynı zamanda, dönem sonlarında öğrencilerimizin çalışmalarının sergilenmesi ayrı bir heyecan vermektedir. Cafe Hizmeti Misafirlerimizi, bahar ve yaz aylarında medresemizin sakin, huzur veren bahçesinde, kış aylarında ise saray, şark odalarında kahvaltı, öğle yemeği, çay saati sunumlarımızla ağırlamaktayız. Atölye Çalışmaları Ebru Hat Tezhip Minyatür Kuyumculuk Seramik Mozaik Resim Serbest Fırça Çini Porselen Desenleme Sıcak Cam Desenleme Dekoratif Süsleme Osmanlıca Müzik Çalışmaları Ney Ud Gitar

Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34122

The Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı, aka Ayasofya Haseki Hamamı, is a Turkish hamam that was commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I's consort, Hürrem Sultan, and constructed by Mimar Sinan during the 16th century in Istanbul. It was built on the site of historical Baths of Zeuxippus for the religious community of the nearby Hagia Sophia.ArchitectureThe public bath-house was constructed as a charity building by architect Mimar Sinan in 1556. The 75m long structure is designed in the style of classical Ottoman baths having two symmetrical separate sections for males and females. Both sections, situated in north-south direction, are on the same axis that was a novelty in the Turkish bath architecture. The men's section is in the north while the women's part is in the south.The exterior walls are built in courses of one cut stone and two bricks. The changing room of the men's section has four pointed-arch stained-glass windows above in the facade and the women's changing room has three windows.The entrances of both sections are apart. The entrance to the men's section is in the north and the women's in the west. Unlike in the architecture of other Turkish baths, there is a stoa with a dome in the center of the men's section's front side. The roofs of the dome and the stoa are decorated with bricks, and covered by lead sheet material. A red and a white palmette with a golden epigraph on green ground ornament the pointed arch of the monumental entrance door.

Topkapı Sarayı
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Bab-ı Humayun Caddesi Sultanahmet, Fatih
Istanbul,

(0212) 512 04 80

Fatih Sultan Mehmed’in 1453 yılında İstanbul’u fethetmesinden sonra 1460 yıllarında yapımına başlanan ve 1478 yılında tamamlanan Saray; Marmara Denizi, İstanbul Boğazı ve Haliç arasındaki tarihi İstanbul yarımadasının ucundaki Sarayburnu’nda bulunan Doğu Roma akropolü üzerindeki 700.000 metrekarelik bir alan üzerine kurulmuştur. Fatih Sultan Mehmed’den itibaren otuzbirinci padişah Sultan Abdülmecid’e kadar yaklaşık dört yüz yıl süreyle imparatorluğun idare, eğitim ve sanat merkezi olarak kullanılmıştır. 19.yüzyılın ortalarında hanedanın Dolmabahçe Sarayı’na taşınması ile terkedilmiş olmasına rağmen önemini her zaman korumuştur. Türkiye Cumhuriyetinin kuruluşundan sonra, 3 Nisan 1924 yılında müze haline getirilen ve Cumhuriyet’in ilk müzesi olan Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, günümüzde yaklaşık 400.000 metrekarelik bir alan kaplamaktadır. Kara tarafından Fatih’in yaptırdığı Sur-i Sultani, deniz tarafından ise Doğu Roma surları ile şehirden ayrılan Topkapı Sarayı, mimari yapıları, koleksiyonları ve yaklaşık 300.000 arşiv belgesi ile dünyanın en büyük saray-müzelerinden biridir. Ayasofya tarafındaki saltanat kapısından girilen ve birbirinden geçilen dört avlu çevresindeki mimari yapılardan oluşan Saray’ın etrafı bahçeler ve meydanlarla çevrilidir. Sarayın ilk avlusu olan ve halkın başvuru için girebildiği birinci avluda (Alay Meydanı) Cebehane olarak kullanılan Aya İrini Kilisesi, Darphane, Fırın, Hastane gibi sarayın dış hizmet yapıları bulunurdu. Sarayın ikinci avlusu, devlet yönetiminin gerçekleştiği mekanların yer aldığı Divan Meydanı (Adalet Meydanı)’dır. Tarih boyunca pek çok törene sahne olan bu avluda divan toplantılarının yapıldığı Divan-ı Hümayun(Kubbealtı) binası ve yanında Divan-ı Hümayun Hazinesi yer alır. Divan yapısının arkasında ise Sultanın Adaletini temsil eden Adalet Kulesi vardır. Kubbealtı'nın yanında Harem Dairesi girişi ile Zülüflü Baltacılar Koğuşu bulunur. Zülüflü Baltacılar Koğuşu ile aynı yönde bulunanHas Ahır yapıları ise aynı yönde, bir avlu etrafında yer alır. Adalet meydanının Marmara yönündeki revakların arkasında ise saray mutfakları ile ek hizmet binaları bulunmaktadır. Adalet meydanının kuzey yönünde cülus, arife, bayram ve cenaze törenlerinin yapıldığı, Sancak-ı Şerif’in Serdar-ı Ekrem olarak savaşa giden Sadrazam'a teslim edildiği yer olan Babüssaade yer alır. Üçüncü Avlu, Enderun (iç saray) padişaha ait mekanların yanında, Sultan II. Murad döneminde kurulan Saray Okuluna ait koğuş ve yapıları da barındırır. Padişahın devlet adamlarını ve yabancı elçileri kabul ettiği Arz Odası, Fatih Köşkü / Enderun Hazinesi ve Has Oda padişaha ait mekanlar olarak önce çıkarken, Küçük Oda, Büyük Oda, Seferli, Kilerli, Hazineli, Has Oda isimleriyle anılan Enderun Saray okuluna ait koğuşlar, Babüssaade girişinden itibaren avlunun etrafına sıralanmıştır. Avluya diagonel olrak yerleştirilmiş 15. Yüzyıl yapısı Hükâr Mescidi / Ağalar Camii ile, III. Ahmed döneminde havuzlu köşkün yıkılmasıyla yaptırılan III. Ahmed Kütüphanesi, Enderun eğitimine verilen önemi vurgular. Enderun Avlusu'ndan sonra, padişaha ait köşklerin ve asma bahçelerin bulunduğu IV. Avlu'ya geçilir. Has Oda'nın Mermer Sofa'ya açılan kapılarıyla da ulaşılan bu mekanda Osmanlı sanatının klasik köşk mimarisinin en seçkin örnekleri olan, Sünnet Odası, Bağdat ve Revan Köşkleri ile İftariye Kameriyesi yer alır. IV. Avlu'nun bir alt kotunda asma çiçek bahçesi, ahşap Kara Mustafa Paşa Köşkü, Hekim Başı Kulesi ve Sofa Camii yer alır. Sultan Abdülmecid döneminde inşa edilen Mecidiye Köşkü ve Esvab Odası Saray'da inşa edilen son yapılardır. Topkapı Sarayının etrafını kuşatan Hasbahçeler içinde günümüze ulaşmayan çok sayıda köşk ve kasır olduğu bilinmektedir.

Türkev Türkiye Tarihi Evleri Koruma Derneği
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Ahırkapı Sokak No:17 Cankurtaran
Istanbul,

0212 516 43 14

Anadolu’nun ve Türk tarihi coğrafyasının geleneksel evler esas olmak üzere yerleşim alanlarının, doğal alanların, taşınır-taşınmaz, somut-somut olmayan kültür varlıklarının tarihsel, bilimsel, sanatsal, sosyal ve ekonomik değerlerinin araştırılması, korunması, yaşatılarak geliştirilmesi ve gelecek kuşaklara iletilmesidir. Tarihimizin ve kültürümüzün, somut ve somut olamayan değerlerini gelenekten geleceğe köprü olarak tüm insanlığın hizmetine sunmak gaye ve çabasını içerir. Bu çerçevede derneğimiz eğitime büyük değer ve önem vermektedir. Yaygın ve Örgün Eğitim; Yaygın Eğitim: Gençlere el becerisi kazandırmak üzere geleneksel yapı sistemleri ve yapı ayrıntılarıyla ilgili sertifikalı kısa ve uzun süreli eğitim vermek. Örgün Eğitim: İskan, şehircilik, çevre yönetimi, kentsel koruma, kentsel tasarım, mimari tasarım, restorasyon, iç mimarlık, geleneksel yapı kültürü, ev kültürü ve ev çevresi kültürü konularında yüksek öğretim kurumları ile ortak eğitim programları yürütmek, iki yıllık yüksek öğretim programları kurmak, gereğinde enstitü ve üniversite kurmak.

Mosque Near Sultanahmet Cami

Sultanahmet
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Akbiyik caddesi
Istanbul, 34440

Aya Sofia, Sultanahmeit Istanbul
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
alemdar cad çatal çeşme sokak no:26 sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34110

05334942905

Sultan Ahmet Camii
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
sultanahmet cami
Istanbul, 34122

Sultan Ahmet Camii Meydanı
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Karaköy
Istanbul, 34122

Sultanahmet Mosque aka The Blue Mosque
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/Sultanahmet/İstanbul
Istanbul, 34100

Hagia Sophia
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34134

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 Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. 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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

Blue Mosque Istanbul / www.bluemosque.co
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
At Meydanı No:7
Fatih, 34400

+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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü
Istanbul, 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 camii
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torun
Istanbul, 34122

Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Sultan Ahmet Mh. Torun Sokak 19,
Istanbul, 34130

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. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.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 Hagia Sophia (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 Camii
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Güzel Sanatlar Sokak
Alemdar, 34122

Ayasofya
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Ayasofya Meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

0212 522 17 50 - 522 09 89

Sultanahmet-Ayasofya
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Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü/İSTANBUL
Istanbul, 34122

Hagia Sophia
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Sultanahmet
Istanbul,

Eminönü Yeni Camii
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Eminönü
Istanbul, 34116

Kapalı Çarşı
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Beyazıt
Istanbul, 34126

0212 519 1248

Hagia Sophia/ Aya Sofya
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Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet Fatih/İSTANBUL
Istanbul,

0 (212) 522 17 50

Sultan Ahmet/Blue Mosque
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At Meydanı No.7 34122 Fatih İSTANBUL
Istanbul, 34122

0212 458 07 76

Sultan Ahmet ( Blaue Mosche )
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sultan ahmet
Istanbul, 34122

Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Nurosmaniye
Istanbul, 34120

Nuruosmaniye Camii, İstanbul'da inşa edilmiş ilk barok özellikli camidir. Çemberlitaş semtinde, Kapalıçarşı girişinde yer alır. 1748-1755 yıllarında inşa edilmiştir.Batılılaşma eğilimlerinin mimaride ortaya çıkmaya başladığı bir devirde ortaya çıkan camii ve külliyesi, Osmanlı mimarisinde bir dönüm noktası sayılmaktadır.Camiinin yer aldığı alanda daha önce Osmanlı şeyhülislamlarından Hoca Sadettin Efendi’nin eşi Fatma Hatun’un mescidi bulunmaktaydı. Fatma Hatun Mescidi yıkılmaya yüz tutunca I. Mahmut’un emri ile yerine camii inşaatı başladı; Mustafa Ağa ve yardımcısı Simon Kalfa (Mimar Simeon) tarafından gerçekleştirilen inşaat; I. Mahmut’un ölümünden sonra üç yıllık saltanat süren kardeşi III. Osman zamanında “Nur-u Osmani” (Osmanlı’nın Nuru) adıyla tamamlandı. Adını, padişah III. Osman’dan ve caminin içindeki ışıktan aldığı söylenir.Cami ile birlikte medrese, imarethane, kütüphane, türbe, çeşme ve sebilden oluşan bir külliye inşa edilmiştir. Çevresindeki birkaç dükkan da külliyeye dahildir. Barok sanatının etkisi kütüphane, türbe, çeşme ve sebilde de görülmektedir.Mimari özelliklerYüksek mermer merdivenlerle iki yönden camiye çıkılır. Barok üslupta inşa edilen camii, kare plan üzerine inşa edilmiştir. Harim kısmı (namaz kılmaya ayrılmış alan) tek bir kubbe ile örtülmüştür. İki yanda revaklı birer koridor bulunur ve bu koridorlardan harim kısmına birer giriş vardır.Eteği 32 pencere ile çevrili olan ana kubbe 26 m çapındadır. Osmanlı camilerinde kullanılan en büyük kubbelerden biri olan bu kubbe, duvarların üstüne oturan kemerler tarafından taşınır. Kubbe kemerlerinin duvar üzerindeki bitiminde bir kuşak halinde Fetih Suresi yazılıdır. Kubbede ise En-Nur Suresi’nin 35. Ayeti yer alır: “Allah, göklerin ve yerin nurudur”.

Beyazıt Camii
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
çökelek sokak bakır han n0 7-3 mercan
Fatih, 34126

Sultan Ahmet Camii
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k
Istanbul,

Sultan Ahmet Camii
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sultan AHMET CAMİİ
Istanbul, 34122

0213456789

Zeyrek Mosque
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Fatih
Fatih, 34083

05076903030

Zeyrek Mosque or Pantokrator Monastery, is a significant mosque in Istanbul, made of two former Eastern Orthodox churches and a chapel. It represents the most typical example of architecture of the Byzantine middle period in Constantinople and is, after Hagia Sophia, the second largest religious edifice built by the Byzantines remaining in Istanbul.LocationThe complex is placed in Fazilet Sokağı, in the district of Fatih, in a popular neighborhood which got its name from the Mosque, and less than one km to the southeast of Eski Imaret Mosque. It is picturesque but (as of 2007) decayed and dangerous in the night hours.HistoryByzantine periodBetween 1118 and 1124 Byzantine Empress Eirene Komnena built a monastery on this site dedicated to Christ Pantokrator. The monastery consisted of a main church (which became the Katholikon of the monastery ) also dedicated to the Pantokrator, a library and a hospital.

Şeb Sefa Hatun Camıı
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Hacı Kadın Caddesi
Fatih, 34134

Tourist Attraction Near Sultanahmet Cami

Galata Tower
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Taksim
Istanbul, 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
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sultan ahmet
Istanbul, 34225

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: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Galata Kulesi Meydanı
Istanbul, 34000

0212 293 81 80

Galata Tower
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Bereketzade Mh., Galata Kulesi, Beyoğlu
Istanbul, 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.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Nuruosmaniye
Bayazıt, 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.

Hagia Sophia
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34134

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 Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. 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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
At Meydanı No:7
Fatih, 34400

+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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü
Istanbul, 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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Istanbul
Istanbul, 34000

Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Sultan Ahmet Mh. Torun Sokak 19,
Istanbul, 34130

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. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.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 Hagia Sophia (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.

Yerebatan Sarnıcı
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Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34110

Ayasofya
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Ayasofya Meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

0212 522 17 50 - 522 09 89

Sultanahmet-Ayasofya
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Sultanahmet Meydanı No:1 Eminönü/İSTANBUL
Istanbul, 34122

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Takkeciler Street No :41/43 Beyazıt
Bayazıt, 34126

02125224242

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: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, 34122

(0212) 528 4500

Basilica Cistern
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Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul,

The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.HistoryThe name of this subterranean structure derives from a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica, beneath which it was originally constructed. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic centre. The basilica was reconstructed by Illus after a fire in 476.Ancient texts indicated that the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia. According to ancient historians, Emperor Constantine built a structure that was later rebuilt and enlarged by Emperor Justinian after the Nika riots of 532, which devastated the city.Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern.The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill, and continued to provide water to the Topkapi Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times.

Kapalı Çarşı
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Eminönü
Istanbul,

05387774340

Hippodrome of Constantinople
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çukurçeşme sokağı
Istanbul, 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.

Αγία Σοφία, Κωνσταντινούπολη
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Πόλη
Istanbul,

Cagaloglu Hamam
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Prof. Kazım Ismail Gürkan Cad. No:34;212 522 24 24
Istanbul, 34110

212 5222424

Beyazit Sahaflar Carsisi
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Beyoglu Meşrutiyet Cadddesi Aslıhan No:18
Beyazıt, 34126

Taksim Square
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Orhani̇ye Caddesi̇
Istanbul,

Angels Home Hotel Istanbul
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Amiral Tafdil Sokak No:26 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34400

+90 (212) 638 19 96

Sultanahmet Hotel Angel's Home is a First Class Boutique Hotel in Istanbul - Turkey. Situated in a quiet location in the old city centre Sultanahmet, it is the perfect starting place to discover Istanbul's history-former Constantinople. Facilities: The facilities, amenities and services provided in the Hotel Angel's Home comply with the high demands commensurate to its prestigious status of boutique hotel. At A Glance: -Forecourt Garden -24-hr Room Service -Lobby & Lounge -Air-conditioning -Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service -Rooftop Terrace Restaurant -Café -Free WI-FI -Travel Information Desk Valid between 1st of April & 31st of October Stay 3 following nights, get one way free Shuttle Transfer Service to Atatürk Airport from Angel’s Home Hotel in regular hours. Stay 5 following nights, get one way free Private Transfer Service from Atatürk Airport to Angel’s Home Hotel. Stay 7 following nights, get both ways free Private Transfer Service from and to Atatürk Airport. Valid between 1st of November & 31st of March Stay 5 following nights, get one way free Shuttle Transfer Service to Atatürk Airport from Angel’s Home Hotel in regular hours. Stay 7 following nights, get one way free Private Transfer Service from Atatürk Airport to Angel’s Home Hotel.

Viva Deluxe Hotel
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
İbni Kemal Caddesi No:38 Sirkeci
Fatih, 34110

90(212) 514 16 29

Ottoman Class Hotel
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
yoğurtçu nuri sokak no:15 fatih
Istanbul, 34134

+90 5458173981

Located in Eminonu, Ottoman Hotel has a garden and a terrace offering city and sea views. The Historic Peninsula, which houses many popular historic landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the Blur Mosque, is 4 km away. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the premises. Modernly decorated, each room here will provide you with flat-screen satellite TV, electric kettle, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can enjoy city view from the room. At Ottoman Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, providing room service. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services can be offered upon request at an additional charge. Daily breakfast is served in buffet style. There are numerous restaurants, which you can taste a variety of dishes from traditional Turkish and international cuisine, in the surrounding area. Halic Metro Station, within walking distance, offers easy access to other sites in the city. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 17 km away, and airport shuttle services can be organised at an extra fee. Fatih is a great choice for travelers interested in tranquility, skyline and architecture.

Sümbül Turizm
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karaköy
Istanbul, 34000

05412637715

Local Business Near Sultanahmet Cami

Sultanahmet Mosque aka The Blue Mosque
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At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/Sultanahmet/İstanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34100

Sultan Ahmet Camii Meydanı
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Karaköy
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

Sultan Ahmet/Blue Mosque
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At Meydanı No.7 34122 Fatih İSTANBUL
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

0212 458 07 76

Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

The Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı, aka Ayasofya Haseki Hamamı, is a Turkish hamam that was commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I's consort, Hürrem Sultan, and constructed by Mimar Sinan during the 16th century in Istanbul. It was built on the site of historical Baths of Zeuxippus for the religious community of the nearby Hagia Sophia.ArchitectureThe public bath-house was constructed as a charity building by architect Mimar Sinan in 1556. The 75m long structure is designed in the style of classical Ottoman baths having two symmetrical separate sections for males and females. Both sections, situated in north-south direction, are on the same axis that was a novelty in the Turkish bath architecture. The men's section is in the north while the women's part is in the south.The exterior walls are built in courses of one cut stone and two bricks. The changing room of the men's section has four pointed-arch stained-glass windows above in the facade and the women's changing room has three windows.The entrances of both sections are apart. The entrance to the men's section is in the north and the women's in the west. Unlike in the architecture of other Turkish baths, there is a stoa with a dome in the center of the men's section's front side. The roofs of the dome and the stoa are decorated with bricks, and covered by lead sheet material. A red and a white palmette with a golden epigraph on green ground ornament the pointed arch of the monumental entrance door.

Hippodrome of Constantinople
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sultan ahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34225

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

İstanbul Sultan Ahmet Meydanı
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Sultanahmet Mh., At Meydanı No:7, Fatih
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Sultan Ahmet Mh. Torun Sokak 19,
Istanbul, Turkey 34130

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. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.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 Hagia Sophia (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.

Ayasofya&Sultanahmet
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ayasofya meydanı
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

The North Shield Pub
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Ataşehir
Istanbul, Turkey 34750

+90-216-456-1474

Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi
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Sultanahmet Meydanı_
Istanbul, Turkey 34110

0212 520 0566

Rize - Cayeli
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Cayeli
Rize, Turkey

Bahçeköy Atatürk Arboretum
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Sarıyer Köyü, 34450 İstanbul
Bahçeköy, Turkey 34450

+90 0212 226 1929

Hayaller
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Satılık n73 nokia. 100tl. Dir almak isteyenler beniarsin :05438237621
Antalya, Turkey

0216226031

The Italian Nero Coffee
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Ataturk International Airport
Istanbul, Turkey

Sultan Ahmet Camii
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sultan AHMET CAMİİ
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

0213456789

Aya Sofia, Sultanahmeit Istanbul
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alemdar cad çatal çeşme sokak no:26 sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey 34110

05334942905

Sultanahmet Köfteçisi Selim Usta
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Divanyolu Cad. 12/A
Istanbul, Turkey

+90 (212) 520 05 66

Edebiyat Kıraathanesi Sultanahmet
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Divanyolu Cad. No:14 Sultanahmet / İstanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34122

0544 461 87 83

Basilica Cistern
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Yerebatan Caddesi No: 64 - Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey

The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.HistoryThe name of this subterranean structure derives from a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica, beneath which it was originally constructed. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic centre. The basilica was reconstructed by Illus after a fire in 476.Ancient texts indicated that the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia. According to ancient historians, Emperor Constantine built a structure that was later rebuilt and enlarged by Emperor Justinian after the Nika riots of 532, which devastated the city.Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern.The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill, and continued to provide water to the Topkapi Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times.

Arasta Bazaar
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Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey 34122