Historical

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

For 400 years, the ruling Ottoman sultans lived and ruled in this palace complex. The walled palace is made up of several outdoor courtyards and interior buildings covered in brightly colored mosaic artwork. At one time, more than 4,000 people…

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

Of all the grand mosques in Istanbul, the Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest (yes, even larger than the famous Hagia Sophia). Compared to many other Istanbul mosques, the Suleymaniye Mosque is a relative newcomer that was built in the mid…

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

  There are more ancient mosques in Istanbul than you could count, but it’s the Hagia Sophia that stands out as the jewel of Istanbul. It’s no longer an active mosque and operates as a museum, so you don’t have…