İstanbul City

İstanbul City

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in history. It is a historical paradise that served as the capital of the Roman Empire, the Latin Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It is a paradise that has hosted different civilizations for thousands of years and contains the historical, religious and cultural heritages of the civilizations it hosts. Today, it is the largest city in Turkey in terms of population and the 22nd largest city in the world. The city was last conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 and has been one of the most important cities of the Turkish-Islamic civilization ever since. Let's take a look at why this city is so valuable and important.

Istanbul is the only city in the world that is located between two continents, hosting the Bosphorus connecting the European and Asian continents. The historical silk road passes through Istanbul. It contains many historical artifacts from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Some of these historical artifacts and structures are below.

Hagia Sophia

Blue Mosque


Harbiye and Military Museum

Grand bazaar

Dolmabahçe Palace

Topkapi palace

Ciragan Palace

Cubuklu Hidiv Pavilion

Galata tower

Basilica Cistern

Gulhane Park

Maiden's Tower


Suleymaniye Mosque

Turkish Islamic Museum

Maritime Museum

Taksim square

Istiklal Street

Grand Bazaar

The Egyptian Bazaar

New Mosque

Nurosmaniye Mosque

Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque


Pierre Loti

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Fatih Mosque