Discover Istanbul with Walking Tour
If your time is limited in your Istanbul journey and you want to only focus on the outstanding points of Istanbul, you should add the most popular ones such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Obelisk on your list of places to visit in Istanbul.
Local or not, all of the travelers know the popularity of Hagia Sophia.
Located in Sultanahmet district, Hagia Sophia is a hybrid of Byzantine and Ottoman themes by being a Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque successively centuries ago.
At our current time, it is a museum with the “World Heritage” approval by UNESCO, and it waits for the tourists who would like to experience the beauty of this architectural marvel.
Without doubt, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is the most well-known mosque in Istanbul; even in Turkey.
This popularity comes from its matchless blue interior decoration and its gigantic sizes; yet, only the great size of it could be capable of carrying this much of beauty.
As a student of the architectural genius Sinan, Sedefkar Mehmet Aga has built Blue Mosque. Shortly, you should definitely visit there and expand spiritually with its peaceful atmosphere.
At all of the time periods that Istanbul has witnessed, and among all outstanding points of Istanbul, only one place has remained with the same role it has already have before: Hippodrome.
Hippodrome was a public area that used for chariot races in Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman era. It has been enlarged, adorned or improved in times, by different rulers from these three different empires and has succeed at standing still until our current time.
Obelisk – The Last Part of Our Walking Tour in Istanbul
In Hippodrome, on the wall of Spina, there is one of the most important part of Istanbul: Obelisk.
Its importance comes from the title of “one of the oldest monuments of Istanbul” since it has been said that it belongs to the date of B.C. 1400s; of course, it has been brought to Istanbul from Egypt later.
It reaches 20 meters through the sky, and with its hieroglyphs and texts in Latin and (ancient) Greek, it unites different pages of world history.
To sum up, in only one district, Sultanahmet, you are able to see many outstanding points of Istanbul since its cultural and historical richness. By enrolling in Istanbul walking tour will be able to see these important places and gather further information about them.