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Hippodrome

Istanbul old city tours – Sporting and social centre of two empires

In the square, in front of the Blue Mosque and on your Istanbul old city tours, one of the most famous areas in Byzantine Constantinople can be found, the Hippodrome. The ancient Hippodrome was originally a gathering place, sports area and the scene of chariot races. This is also the place that you have to visit in your private tours Istanbul.

The Hippodrome was the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400.

The scene of countless political dramas during the long life of the city; the rival chariot teams of ‘Greens’ and ‘Blues’ had separate sectarian connections. Support for a team was akin to membership of a political party. And also a team victory had great effects on policy. A Byzantine emperor might lose his throne as the result of a post-match riot. You surely can’t see the Hippodrome if you don’t join Istanbul old

Spice Bazaar

Spice up your life!

Looking for a nice place to do some shopping in Istanbul and you’d rather visit it with local guide Istanbul private tours?! Or you might be looking for a colourful location in Istanbul?! The Spice Bazaar – a world of spices and smells is where you can enjoy these both. Misir Carsisi, the Spice Bazaar, is the second largest covered market after the Grand Bazaar. It has been a must-see destination in Istanbul for centuries. As such, it is included in daily tour Istanbul daily tour istanbul.

Yeni Camii complex

The Spice Bazaar was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii complex. It was built to provide rent for the upkeep of the nearby mosque, the Yeni Camii. It is located in Eminonu and began to be built during the time of Sultan Mehmet III. Sultan Mehmet IV’s mother, Hatice Turhan, ordered architect Mustafa Aga to complete the Spice Bazaar, which he achieved by 1663. The historic

Ortakoy

Ortakoy, the ‘middle village’ that housed different religions and nations

Daily tour Istanbul – Ortakoy (Middle Village) is just like its name. It was in the middle of all different religions and nations – Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox and other Christian ranking. Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews all lived there nicely and in harmony.

Nowadays it’s like a night-out place where you can find nice places with reasonable prices. For the daytime it is nice to have a Turkish coffee on one of the rooftop cafes with the breeze from the Bosphorus. Night time it is the place of baked potatoes, nice beer and a tequila shot in Raina – famous night club. So, whether you have your private tour of Istanbul daytime or in the evening, Ortakoy is always a nice stop to have. It might not be in tours Istanbul but you can always ask for Ortakoy istanbul old city tours.

Neo-Baroque style Ortakoy Mosque –

Istanbul Modern

Where beauty is born

Private tours and daily Istanbul tours will help you see Istanbul in a different light. Istanbul is not only history. It is also one of the most fertile places for artists. With its beautiful atmosphere, artists are able to create many things to express themselves. One of the places where you can see them inventing is Istanbul Modern – a big building.

The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is Turkey’s first private museum to organise modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square metre site on the shores of the Bosphorus. The number of private museums in Turkey has increased to 177 museums and they are all under the inspection of the Culture and Tourism Ministry daily istanbul tours.

Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision

Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contempora

Nisantasi

Daily Istanbul Tours – Encourage yourselves and be part of modern Istanbul

Ever wanted to mingle with the people of the day? Then Daily Istanbul Tours and Istanbul guided tours are for you. Or you might want to do some shopping in Turkey’s most expensive street where you can shop at Gucci, Hugo Boss, Prada, Chanel..

Nisantasi was settled by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid I in the middle of the 19th century. His idea was to make a proper living district and to encourage the citizens of Istanbul to settle there. He erected two obelisks to define the beginning point and the ending point of the quarter. He ordered the construction of the Tesvikiye Police Station and the Tesvikiye Mosque (in Ottoman Turkish ‘Tesvikiye’ means ‘encouragement’).

Literally means Marking Stone

Nisantasi itself literally means Marking Stone in Turkish. (guided tours Turkey) The name is from the past and comes from the stones that were erected to mar

Kanyon

Istanbul Guided Tours – The modern version of Grand Bazaar!

Istanbul Guided Tours, city tours Istanbul and Kanyon. This is a multi-purpose complex in the Levent financial district of Istanbul, Turkey, which consists of a shopping mall, a 30-floor office tower (26 floors of which rise above Buyukdere Avenue level) and a 22-floor residential block.

It unites 179 residential apartments, an office tower and a 160 store retail space (covering an area of 37,500 m²) to undulate around a dramatic architectural “canyon” since its debut on 6 June 2006. There is rentable retail area, 180 residential flats, 160 stores, 9 theatre halls with a capacity of 1,600 spectators and a parking facility for 2,300 vehicles. Each floor of the office tower has a total usable office space of 1,167 m². The complex rises on an area of 29,427 m². Impressive, isn’t it? If Kanyon is the modern version of Grand Bazaar, then the Bazaar is probably another version of the ancient Agora i

Christian Heritage

After Turks conquered Istanbul, still Christianity was the first religion there. Monuments of Christianity can be seen in Istanbul on Istanbul private guided tours and around Turkey in general. Particularly Ephesus played a vital role in the spread of the religion. It was one of the seven churches of Asia, the site of several 5-th century Christian Councils . We are not sure if Constantine the Great was a Christian or not but he is the one who thought that Christianity can be the saviour of the Roman Empire. He decided to accept the Christianity as a religion but he also knew it was not easy to do that in Rome. He was looking for a new capital when he came down to Byzantion (today’s Istanbul or Constantinople) where he settled his new Rome. Istanbul or Constantinople is the city where Christianity was promoted as the official religion of Rome. You can sense the Christian heritage of Istanbul not only with the buildings but also with the way Constantine the Great

Jewish Heritage

A hope given to Jews by Sultan Bayazid II – Private Tour Guide Istanbul

Get the taste of the Jewish culture in the history mosaic of the city with the help of private tour guide Istanbul. In 1492 the Ottoman Empire opened its borders to Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. Many of them settled down in the neighbourhood of Galata where there is a watch-tower built in the 14th century by Genovese, offering a great 360 view of the city. Continue to Neve Shalom Synagogue and then visit the Jewish Museum of Zulfaris Synagogue, run by Quincentennial Foundation istanbul private guided tours.

After lunch, we go to Balat district along the Golden Horn, another old Jewish district where we’ll visit the Ahrida Synagogue built over 500 years ago and still in use today. After walking around this old neighbourhood where the Star of David appears on some of the buildings, we might finish the day having a Turkish coffee on Pierre Loti

Ensar in Hurriyet Newspaper

City Tours Istanbul – Istanbul dream of children from Soma became true

They are the children of Turkey. They are our children. As children, especially ones whose fathers are the miners from Soma, who we lost, they deserve to know that they are not alone. They also need to know that there are people, who like to be their friends and people, who like to help them. Istanbul custom tours means tours tailor made for a person or a group of people. That kind of tour was made for these sweet, curious children. On their two-day tor they saw the Maiden’s Tower, went on a Bosphorus boat trip. The grandness of the Topkapi palace captivated them all. They also prayed in Blue Mosque in their City Tours Istanbul. And many other places of interest as well as they felt the love of many people.Hurriyet newspaper wanted to be the first friend to offer a hand to the children and their mothers. It started the initiative ’Soma Has Dreams’ for the Soma children of miners who we lost. The

Istanbul in city tour

Istanbul in city tour

Istanbul is one although with many different faces. Because of that, probably, I really like the comparison between this cosmopolitan city and the dragon. Dragons are legendary, mythical creatures who can fly, fight, guard people and protect heaven… Don’t you recognize Istanbul here? It’s legendary and mythical, powerful, with many heads and capable of reviving. Just like a dragon. Interestingly, unlike this ancient beast, Istanbul is not a frightening place. On the contrary, it’s a place that makes you curious, excited and ready to learn and enjoy.

City tour Istanbul following the footsteps of …

During our city tour Istanbul we will follow the footsteps of Constantine the Great, Justinian the First, Theodora. Who else? Definitely, Suleyman the Magnificent or Murad IV. Or we can simply talk about the riot of Nike. Whatever footsteps our tour follows, there is a promise for a knowledgeable and fun day <a hr