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Beautifull View on the Aya Sofia out of my hotel roof terrace

In july I visited Istanbul. A total 5 day trip, 2 days traveling and 3 days in the city. This city is very beautifull and you can get a good view of it in 3 days (2 days mosks, markets and stores, 1 day combined bosporus ferry trip and dolmabahce visit! This beautifull and partly very modern (western) city is having a very long history (greek/roman-byzantium, medi eval constantinopel, osman istanbul and ataturks new istanbul) and you can see this! Nice old buildings, but also beautifull shops, and very very kind people!

Nice to see (with * rating):

* Aya Sophia (****) (THE old church... and now mosk)

* Blue Mosk (**)

* Suleymaniye mosk (***) (including tomb of Sinan/architect and around buildings and suleymani tomb)

* Rustem Pasa mosk (****) (beautiful tiles!!)

* Spice Bazar (*)

* Kapalı Çarşı (Grand Bazaar) (**)

* Topkapi palace (****) (medi eval palace of the sultans)

* Dolmabahce palace (****) (palace of the last sultan

* Bosporus boattrip (***) (take the public ferry!! cheap!! And take a bus back to dolmabahce palace!)

* Istiklal road (**): a long shopping road in the Galata erea: great shops, some catholic churches and ambsies

* Galata tower (***) great  views over total Istanbul

* Turkish steam bath: Cagalogiu Hamam (****): an experience you can't miss! 60 EURO! but a good massage/herb treatment! You realy experience an experience of 1000 years ago! beautifull and good/healthy

Enjoyed the fantastic food, drunk tea and turkish coffee, ate sunflower seeds, and had a lot of fun talking to the turkish waiters who have a fantastic psycological tourist teasing war.

Cemetry at night
... ;-))

 

mfmcp1982 says:
Where did you stay in Istabul?
Posted on: Sep 26, 2009
tirsomaldonado says:
Interesting blog! I am going there on the 25th! I cannot wait! :)
Posted on: Jan 08, 2008
strategos says:
great blog with useful information & beautiful pics! thanks for sharing! :)
Posted on: Oct 29, 2007
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Beautifull View on the Aya Sofia o…
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Cemetry at night
Cemetry at night
Aya Sofia
Aya Sofia
Mosaic Aya Sofiza
Mosaic Aya Sofiza
Mosk interior
Mosk interior
Topkapi palace entry
Topkapi palace entry
Topkapi palace
Topkapi palace
Topkapi main hall
Topkapi main hall
Topkapi palace
Topkapi palace
spices at spice market
spices at spice market
Spice market
Spice market
Grand Bazar
Grand Bazar
water pipes
water pipes
Dancer
Dancer
Sulimanye mosk
Sulimanye mosk
Sulimanye Mosk
Sulimanye Mosk
Sulimanye mosk
Sulimanye mosk
Sulimanye mosk
Sulimanye mosk
Bosporus ferry trip... but not on …
Bosporus ferry trip... but not on…
bosporus trip
bosporus trip
Bosporus trip: europe fort
Bosporus trip: europe fort
Bosporus trip
Bosporus trip
Bosporus trip
Bosporus trip
Beautifull houses with bosporus vi…
Beautifull houses with bosporus v…
Dolmabahce entrance
Dolmabahce entrance
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Dolmabahce palace
Rustum pasa mosk
Rustum pasa mosk
Rustum Pasha mosk
Rustum Pasha mosk
Galata tower
Galata tower
Galata tower view
Galata tower view
Galata tower view II
Galata tower view II
Istiklal Road
Istiklal Road
Istiklal Road (Caddesi)
Istiklal Road (Caddesi)
Istiklal Road .. sweet sweet
Istiklal Road .. sweet sweet
Cagalogiu Hamam
Cagalogiu Hamam
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photo by: Memo