Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics
Enjoy a full day tour of sightseeing with a guide, discover the Byzantine and the
Ottoman Relics; visit Saint Sophia Museum, one of the world’s greatest architectural
marvels, built by Constantine The Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. Then visit Sultanahmet Mosque, built in the 16th century, unique with six minarets and its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles. See the Ancient Hippodrome, once was the scene of chariot races, with three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Before lunch visit the grand Covered Bazaar within over
4000 tiny shops. Visit Royal Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Then visit Suleymaniye Mosque, built in 1550 by the famous architect Sinan, emphasized with four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard. You will be transferred back to FOUR STAR HOTEL Istanbul in the early evening for the night. B.L.
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