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Discover Byzantine Relics Tour

Duration 1 Days
City ISTANBUL
Type Group
(5 review)  
About Byzantine Relics Tour

Overview

Half Day Old City Morning Byzantine Relics Tour Walking Tour

  • Visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque ( Holy Wisdom) ; This amazing temple was built in 537 by Roman emperor Justinian. After construction completed the temple was open by the word of Justinian “ Solomon I surpassed you”. Cause it was the biggest church in the ancient time and for about 916 years it was used as a church. Afterwards in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet the second it was converted into Mosque and for about 483 years it was used as a mosque then in 1934 By first president of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. it was converted into museum right now current building uses as a mosque by President Erdogan.
  • Visit Hagia Eirene Museum; located in Topkapı palace’s 1st courtyard , was one of the church in Istanbul.
  • Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque ( Blue Mosque): Blue Mosque is the first 6 minareted mosque in Turkey. Blue Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 by Sultan Ahmed I. Blue Mosque is still active mosque that muslim people can offer their prayer as well as open for foreign visitors. There are approximetly 21 thousand tiles and with domination of blue colour thats why by foreigners knows as Blu Mosque due to its Blue Tiles.
  • Visit Hippodrome was ancient stadium used for many things such as horse track racing, gladiator fights, theatrical performances, politic issues. During the Ottoman era called as At meydanı where trained their horses. There are still many Structure; Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column and German Fountain
  • Grand Bazaar (Covered Market) (Closed on Sunday)
  • This tour ends in Grand Bazaar(No transfer to Hotel)
  • Due to Friday prayers and the delayed opening of mosques, Our tour will be conducted in reverse on Friday,

Included/Exclude

  • Pick Up
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Hagia Sophia Entrance Fee ( We can Provide Skip The Line Ticket)
  • Drop Off
  • Personel Expenses
  • Lunch

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Address
  • Ergenekon, Halaskargazi Cd. Pekin APT No: 27/1, 34373 Şişli/İstanbul