It stands opposite the Hagia Sophia Basilica and is built in 17th century. It has 6 minarets and blue Iznik tiles lining its interior.
It was built by Justinian in the 6th century. Its immense dome rises 55 meters above the ground and its diameter spans 31 meters. You should linger here to absorb the building’s majestic serenity and to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics. (Open every day except Monday)
The ancient Hippodrome, the center of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life is lined with the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Church and the Turkish & Islamic Art Museum. The Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine are also located in the Hippodrome.
Considered the most beautiful of all imperial mosques in Istanbul, it was built between 1550 and 1557 by Sinan, the renowned architect of the Ottoman Golden Age.
On a split of land at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn stands Topkapı Palace, the maze of buildings housing the richness of the 700 years of the Ottoman Empire. With Harem and Treasury and large collection of porcelain, armory, it is one of the most famous museums of the world. (Open every day except Tuesday)
Built in the mid-19th century by Sultan Abdül Mecit I , the facade of Dolmabahce Palace stretches for 600 meters on the European shores of Bosphorus. Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic, died in Dolmabahce on the tenth of November, 1938. (Open every day except Monday and Thursday)
It was built in the 19th century on Asiatic side along the Bosphorus. Used as the Sultan’s summer residence and hunting lodge, which accommodated the most distinguished foreign dignitaries during their visits. Empress Eugenie of France was among its residents. (Open every day except Monday and Thursday)
Istanbul City Walls
Once an impenetrable fortification, stretches seven kilometers from the Sea of Marmara to the Golden Horn dating to the fifth century and the reign of Emperor Theodosius II. UNESCO has declared the land walls, and the area, which they enclosed, one of the cultural heritages of the World.
A Genoese construction of 1348 rises 62 meters high across the Golden Horn displays the panorama of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.
It was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to his capture of Istanbul. Completed in only four months, it is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture in the world. (Open every day except Mondays)
Kız Kulesi (Leanders Tower)
Leander’s Tower first constructed in the 12 th century on a tiny island at the entrance to the harbour. The present building dates from the 18th century.
An archipegalo of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara were places of exile for Byzantine princes. Today, used as resort areas with their clear waters and elegant 19th century houses, and horse driven carriages they offer an excellent setting for sightseeing.
Leading Destination for International Meetings
Turkey is increasing its appeal for the international meeting industry every year as a result of its growing importance for international trade, commerce and industry, constantly improving infrastructure, international networking and active involvement of national associations and corporations. İstanbul is the hub city of Turkey for international meetings. The city hosted many important and large-scale international congresses with success within the past 20 years and became one of the world’s leading destinations for international events providing the city worldwide reputation and references. İstanbul has countless qualities which make the city a perfect location for international meetings. It is easily accessible from all parts of the world and offers world class accommodation and convention facilities.
The city has a colorful cultural and social life, a rich history and exotic appeal. These qualities make İstanbul an attractive destination for participants.
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