Turkish Delight: The Galata Tower

The Galata Tower is a beautiful medieval stone tower, and is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Istanbul. It was built in 1348 by the Byzantines, but destroyed by the Latin Crusaders in 1204 during the Sack of Constantinople. This tower is one of the symbols of Istanbul and is situated in Galata,... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of Darkness

The beautiful  Basilica Cistern is one of several hundred cisterns that lie underneath the city of Istanbul. This incredible place was built in the 6th century, just next to the Hagia Sophia. It is quite a dark and mysterious attraction. The cistern was used to supply water to the Great Palace of Constantinople as well... Continue Reading →

Mystical Blue

The Blue Mosque is a historical site in Istanbul. It is a very popular tourist attraction. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles surrounding the walls of the interior. ​The exterior façade of the spacious forecourt was built in the same manner as the façade of the Süleymaniye Mosque in... Continue Reading →

Temple of Mysteries

The mystical city of Istanbul has hosted many civilisations, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires being the most famous. The iconic Hagia Sofia was a church, and later on was turned into mosque. Hagia Sophia was the centre of Orthodox Christianity until 1453 when the city was conquered by Ottomans. Five hundred years following the conquest Islamic... Continue Reading →

Mais sobre Istanbul/ More about Istanbul

I visited this city many times, and I was always impressed with it. It has a rich culture, beautiful architecture, and a lot more. People are quite friendly and helpful. Visitei esse cidade muitas vezes. Eu sempre fico impressionado com ela. A cidade tem uma cultura muita rica. Uma arquitetura muito impressionante e muito mais.... Continue Reading →

Istanbul

Aqui estou em Istanbul. O sol está brilhando. Estou fazendo uma pesquisa sobre essa cidade maravilhosa, e postarei aqui as dicas em breve. Here I am in Istanbul. The sun is shining. I'm doing research about the different areas of this amazing city. I'll post all the tips here. Me and Katy in Istanbul. Winter... Continue Reading →

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