It is no exaggeration to say that Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, is divided into two worlds as the enchanting Bosphorus that crosses it separates Asia from Europe.
It is not possible to travel to the capital of the once Byzantine Empire and not visit the majestic Hagia Sophia. The Diamond of the City has been considered a museum since 1935 thanks to its pioneering architecture, its rich history, its religious value and its incomparable beauty. The Suleymaniye Mosque, named after Suleiman the Magnificent, may not be the largest Ottoman mosque, but it is certainly the most beautiful. In a prominent position it dominates the Horn Bay and has as its creator the most famous and talented imperial architect.
The Royal Cistern, also known as Gerebatan Sarai, which means underground palace, is the largest underground water tank built in Istanbul. The place where Dan Brown’s famous novel “Inferno” culminates will leave you speechless.