This is the only building that has an Imperial title for two Empires of Byzantine and Ottoman. It is the first sample of this architectural plan and with that size, it is still mystery that how can it be possible to finish that building in 5 years in 6th century.
It is the best example of classics Ottoman art. Building dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent whos tomb is also next to the mosque and which is as beautiful as the mosque itself.
Water was the main problem in Istanbul and they needed water to use in unfortunate days. Cisterns was born with this idea and Underground Cistern is the biggest and the most adorned one.
Grand Bazaar & Spice Market
Bazaars are the living parts of the Ottoman tradition and outside life. These two samples are the bests in Turkey with their way and locations.
Istanbul Archeology Museum
It is the richest museum in Istanbul consists of three main buildings, Archaeological Museum (main building), Museum of the Ancient Orient and the Museum of Islamic Art (Tiled Kiosk).
Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum
This museum has great collections of artifacts starting from 8000 BC, including the first landscape paintings, idols, old graves, ornaments and reliefs remind from old civilizations that lived in Anatolia.
Goreme Open Air Museum
This famous district is kind of a complex consists of rock-hewn churches, monasteries and dormitories dates back to 3rd and 4th century. Frescoes of these churches are very famous..
One of the seven churches of revelation, Ephesus has great importance of standing ruins remains from 6th to 5th centuries BC. One of the seven wonders of Ancient world is also here.
Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Pamukkale (means Cotton Castle) was famous for hundred years, since 2nd century BC. Spa water is used for healing. Hierapolis is known as a Hellenistic city and is in Unesco word heritage list.
One of the oldest cities in the world continuously inhabited by people. It is subjected in Holy books and its cone shape roof houses, Harran castle and First Islamic University ruins put it in the list of UNESCO world heritage.
Antakya Mosaic Museum
Antakya was a passage from the antique periods and for that reason each culture left their footprints and this museum exhibits all of them in Chronologic order. It has the second biggest Mosaic collection on the world.
Remnants of Armenian Kingdom, Ani ruins, along the Armenian Border, is still standing with the glory of past. Monumental buildings are, even badly damaged, still impressive.
Complex of buildings consists of common areas, management parts and royal family sections. Today you can visit all this parts including Treasury, Harem and some exhibitions like clothes, porcelain & kitchen stuffs, weapons and holy relics.
19th century building reflects the modern face of the Ottoman Empire with Ottoman Baroque and Rococo Style. Crystal Staircases and Ceremonial Hall are some of the favorite parts.
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