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.
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 CamiiDistance: 1.6 miTourist Information Güzel Sanatlar Sokak Alemdar, Turkey 34122
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.
Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi kısaca MSGSÜ, merkez kampüsü İstanbul Fındıklı semtinde bulunan devlet üniversitesidir.TarihçeMimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, sanat tarihçisi, arkeolog, müzeci, ressam, mimar Osman Hamdi Bey tarafından 1882'de Mekteb-i Sanayi-i Nefise-i Şahane adıyla kuruldu ve 2 Mart 1883'de 8 eğitmen ve 20 öğrencisi ile öğretime başladı.Kuruluşundaki eğitim kadrosu, Müdür-i Umumi Osman Hamdi Bey; Dahili müdür ve heykel öğretmeni Oskan Efendi; Fenn-i Mimari öğretmeni Alexandre Vallaury; Yağlıboya resim öğretmeni Salvatore Valeri; Karakalem resim öğretmeni Warnia-Zarzecki; Tarih ve tarih-i sanat öğretmeni Aristoklis Efendi; Ulum-u riyaziye (Fen Bilgisi) öğretmeni Kaymakam Hasan Fuat Bey; Teşrih (Anatomi) öğretmeni Kolağası Yusuf Rami Efendi'den oluşmaktaydı. Bu kadroya, 1892 yılında Hakkaklık (Gravür) öğretmeni olarak Monsieur Napier de katıldı.Türkiye'de ilk sanat ve mimarlık yüksek okulu olan kurum, 1928’de Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi adını aldı ve böylece Türkiye'de akademi unvanını alan ilk yükseköğretim kurumu oldu.
Mimar Sinan Teras CafeDistance: 1.4 miTourist Information Demirtaş Mahalles. Fetva Yokuşu, Mimar Sinan Hanı No:34 ( İstanbul Müftülüğü Yanı ) Süleymaniye / İstanbul Istanbul, Turkey 34134 0212 514 44 14
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).
Hippodrome of ConstantinopleDistance: 1.9 miTourist 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.
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