Full Day Tour
Most important sights from the “Magnificent Century” of Ottomans.
Süleymaniye Mosque is the largest imperial mosque and one of the best-known sights of İstanbul. Built by the Court Architect Master Sinan on the order of Süleyman The Magnificent. The mosque crowns İstanbul on a hilltop dominating Golden Horn. In the garden, there are two mausoleums: Tomb of Sultan Süleyman I and his wife Hürrem Sultan (Roxelana). Outside the walls you can see the Tomb of Master Architect Sinan.
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is housed in the former palace of İbrahim Paşa, the Grand Vizier to Süleyman the Magnificent. Before being converted into a museum, palace served as a prison,
a home for foreign ambassadors, a clothing factory and barracks. Today, the museum contains beautifully displayed examples; illuminated Qurans and Turkish carpets collection which is rated as one of the best in the world and attracts serious carpet enthusiasts. Historical Ottoman Mansion presenting a rich collection of Turkish Carpets.
Arasta Bazaar built in 17th century in the heart of Sultanahmet. The bazaar is an oriental market with 40 shops selling souvenirs, ceramics, textiles and more.
Great Palace of Constantinople was the ceremonial heart of the Byzantine Empire for a millennium. It was situated on a sloping site between the Hippodrome and the sea walls, in the area known as Sultanahmet today.
Mosaic Museum, the standout attraction and an undervalued gem of İstanbul.
The Cistern, big underground water reservoir of Constantinople.
Million Stone, monument erected in the 4th century AD as the Byzantine zero-mile marker,
the starting-place for all the roads leading to the cities of the Byzantine Empire.