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Bosporus
4.6/5
760 Reviews
Strait/Fjord
The Bosporus Strait, which divides Istanbul in two, is also known as the Strait of Istanbul. It connects the Black Sea in the north to the Marmara and Mediterranean Sea in the south, splitting Turkey into a European side and an Asian side. Both sides are famous historical districts in Istanbul. A common way to enjoy the Bosporus is by tour cruise. Sailing down the Bosphorous offers a great view of scenic spots on each side of the strait accompanied by the beauty of the water itself, especially at sunset when the scenery becomes particularly mesmerizing.
Hagia Sophia Museum
4.6/5
1,133 Reviews
Church
The Hagia Sophia Museum was originally an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the Byzantine Empire. Its construction began in 537 AD at the beginning of the Middle Ages and then converted into a mosque during occupation by the Ottoman Empire. It has now been secularized and converted into Turkey’s most visited museum, with preserved murals covering the plaster walls. Most have been restored to resemble their original appearance. The building is a true spectacle featuring the overlap of Christianity and Islam, and is a very special site well worth visiting.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.5/5
1,225 Reviews
Mosque
Situated on the bank of the Bosphorus Strait is one of Istanbul's landmarks, Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It features a magnificent and eye-catching, enormous round dome. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque, was built under the rule of Sultan Ahmed during the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque derives its name from the more than 20,000 blue ceramic tiles used to decorate its interior. These exquisite blue ceramic tiles are one of the mosque's highlights. The tiles are engraved with rich patterns and Arabic inscriptions, which are the perfect embodiment of the unique features of Islamic art.
The Basilica Cistern
4.5/5
583 Reviews
The Basilica Cistern is located next to the Hagia Sophia Museum and was built under the orders of Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It has a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water, served as an underground reservoir used by the Byzantine and Ottoman Palaces and is still in use today. The Basilica Cistern is now a famous tourist attraction due to its historic importance and architectural beauty. In the dim light of the Basilica Cistern, thick Corinthian stone pillars support massive brick vaults engraved with exquisite reliefs. Sometimes you can even find fish swimming about. Because of the unique air of mystery here, it has served as a filming site for both the James Bond installment, “Skyfall”, and Jackie Chan’s “Secret City”.
Istiklal Avenue
4.5/5
410 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Topkapi Palace
4.5/5
576 Reviews
Palace
Topkapi Palace was the official government and residence of Ottoman Sultan in the city from 1465 to 1853. It is now transformed into a museum that shows the world the past and amazing treasures of royal life. The palace was ordered to be built in 1459 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of the Byzantine Empire. The emperor who was famous in history chose this highland on the left side of the Bosphorus. The sea and the Golden Horn are in full view, and its history and grandeur are the treasures of Turkey.

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Short Guided Bosphorus Cruise
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$25.90
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Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, & Basilica Cistern Combo Tour in Istanbul
Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Cruise
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$26.50

Sariyer Weather

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Sariyer
Nov 25, 2020 Sariyer Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:87%, Sunrise/Sunset:08:03/17:38
Sariyer Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable
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