Categotry Archives: Monuments & Sightseeing

Pierre Loti Café

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Julien Viaud was a French novelist and naval officer that lived in Istanbul in a specific part of his life. Using the pseudonym Pierre Loti, this writer used to come to this café to enjoy the magnificent views of Istanbul - the Golden Horn and drink delicious Turkish coffee. The Golden Horn is a gulf in the ...

Basilica Cistern

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Istanbul most beautiful place to visit is hidden below the city it self. The Basilica Cistern was built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian back in the 6th century. This amazing place will delight you as you explore this underground ancient cistern, ornamented with endless 336 marble columns that sustain the ceiling of this architectural ...

Galata Tower

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Galata Tower is one of Istanbul most visible monuments since it is located right in the beginning of the Golden Horn, right after Eminonu crossing the Galata Bridge. The early construction of this tower goes back to the 6th century, when it was used as a watch tower to monitor shipping entering the Golden Horn of ...

Hagia Sophia

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How to start writing something about Hagia Sophia, without just tell you you that this probably be one of the most beautiful building you will ever see in your life? It is... Hagia Sophia is one of the world's most impressive building with more than 1400 years old. This building receives hundreds of visitors everyday. When you ...