Roman & Byzantine Istanbul

Aya Irini Kilisesi (Hagia Irene Church)
Built during the same period as its neighbor the Hagia Sophia, the name of this church in Greek means “Godly” or “Holy Wisdom”. ...
16 votes, average: 4.56 out of 516 votes, average: 4.56 out of 516 votes, average: 4.56 out of 516 votes, average: 4.56 out of 516 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5
16 votes
Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia)
The Hagia Sophia was constructed three different times on the same spot and carries the distinction of being the largest Byzantine Church built in Istanbul. ...
64 votes, average: 4.42 out of 564 votes, average: 4.42 out of 564 votes, average: 4.42 out of 564 votes, average: 4.42 out of 564 votes, average: 4.42 out of 5
64 votes
Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi (Great Palace Mosaic Museum)
The Mosaic Museum was constructed to preserve a surviving portion of mosaic covering the courtyard of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperors which was uncovered during archaeological excavations in 1950’s in the Arasta Çarşı. ...
51 votes, average: 4.10 out of 551 votes, average: 4.10 out of 551 votes, average: 4.10 out of 551 votes, average: 4.10 out of 551 votes, average: 4.10 out of 5
51 votes
Dikilitaş (Egyptian Obelisk)
The obelisk was first set up by Tutmoses III (1479–1425 BC) in the great temple of Karnak. The Roman emperor Constantine (337-361 AD) ...
33 votes, average: 4.27 out of 533 votes, average: 4.27 out of 533 votes, average: 4.27 out of 533 votes, average: 4.27 out of 533 votes, average: 4.27 out of 5
33 votes
Fethiye Müzesi (Fethiye Museum – Pammakaristos Church)
The Fethiye Museum is located in the former Pammakaristos Church, built during the 11th and 12th Centuries. ...
50 votes, average: 4.66 out of 550 votes, average: 4.66 out of 550 votes, average: 4.66 out of 550 votes, average: 4.66 out of 550 votes, average: 4.66 out of 5
50 votes
Gül Camii (Gul Mosque)
The Gül Mosque began its life as a church in the 11th Century. ...
20 votes, average: 4.35 out of 520 votes, average: 4.35 out of 520 votes, average: 4.35 out of 520 votes, average: 4.35 out of 520 votes, average: 4.35 out of 5
20 votes
Hipodrom (Hippodrome)
The Hippodrome, which today is also known as Sultanahmet Square, has been an important space in the city throughout its history. With many works from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, the original hippodrome was first built by the Emperor Septimus Severus in 203 C.E. ...
27 votes, average: 4.67 out of 527 votes, average: 4.67 out of 527 votes, average: 4.67 out of 527 votes, average: 4.67 out of 527 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5
27 votes
Kariye Müzesi (Chora Museum)
The Chora Museum (Turkish: Kariye Müzesi) is installed in the Chora Church, whose name in old Greek means “out of the city” and comes from the church’s location outside of the old city walls. ...
9 votes, average: 4.22 out of 59 votes, average: 4.22 out of 59 votes, average: 4.22 out of 59 votes, average: 4.22 out of 59 votes, average: 4.22 out of 5
9 votes
Milion Pillar (Milyon Taşı)
The Milion Pillar (Turkish: Milyon Taşı) is found near the entrance to the Yerebatı Cistern and was used as a marker for the starting point of all roads leaving Constantinople during the Byzantine period. ...
45 votes, average: 4.98 out of 545 votes, average: 4.98 out of 545 votes, average: 4.98 out of 545 votes, average: 4.98 out of 545 votes, average: 4.98 out of 5
45 votes
Tekfur Sarayı (Tekfur Palace)
The Tekfur Palace was built in Edirnekapı as an adjoint to the city’s land walls. It is the only palace that remains from the Blachernae Palace Complex dating from the Byzantine period. ...
29 votes, average: 4.97 out of 529 votes, average: 4.97 out of 529 votes, average: 4.97 out of 529 votes, average: 4.97 out of 529 votes, average: 4.97 out of 5
29 votes
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