İSTANBUL CITY TOUR 002
OTTOMAN RELICS ( Half Day Afternoon Tour )
TOPKAPI PALACE: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE: The mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia which is conspicuous from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard.
CLOSED St. Sophia - Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum on Monday / Replaced with underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace on Tuesday / Replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace