İSTANBUL CITY TOUR 001
ISTANBUL CLASSICS ( Half Day Morning Tour )
ST. SOPHIA: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the
BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; The Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
GRAND COVER BAZAAR: In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4.000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, handhoned copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.