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The first church on the site was known as the Μεγάλη Ἐκκλησία (Megálē Ekklēsíā, "Great Church"), or in Latin "Magna Ecclesia", because of its larger dimensions in comparison to the contemporary churches in the City. Inaugurated on 15 February 360 (during the reign of Constantius II) by the Arian bishop Eudoxius of Antioch, it was built next to the area where the imperial palace was being developed. The nearby Hagia Eirene ("Holy Peace") church was completed earlier and served as cathedral until the Great Church was completed. Both churches acted together as the principal churches of the Byzantine Empire.
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.
Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior deceration of blue Iznik tiles.
Ancient Hippodrome,the scene of chariot races,with the three monuments;the obelisk of Theodosius,the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
The great palace of the Otoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exguisite collection of cyrstal,silver,and Chinese porcelain,robes worn by the sultans and their families,the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury,miniatures,the holy Mante;ensrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Bazaar’; also Büyük Çarşı, meaning ‘Grand Bazaar’) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it is listed No.1 among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors.
LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE
This Byzantine building with a central dome plan was erected in the sixth century by Justinian, likely was a model for Hagia Sophia ("Holy Wisdom"), and is one of the most important early Byzantine buildings in Istanbul. It was recognized at the time as an adornment to the entire city, and a modern historian of the East Roman Empire has written that the church, "by the originality of its architecture and the sumptuousness of its carved decoration, ranks in Constantinople second only to St. Sophia itself
Also visioned during the tours ; obelisk of Theodosius , Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II
PRICE : 70 €
*All above rates are per person and including transportations,lunch, museum entrances, professional guide, taxes.