Istanbul in Time

Sultanahmet Camiisi (Blue Mosque)
The Sultanahmet Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii), also known as Blue Mosque, was built between the years 1609 – 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Located on the Historical Peninsula, in the district to which it gives its name, The Sultanahmet Mosque is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. ...
54 votes, average: 4.78 out of 554 votes, average: 4.78 out of 554 votes, average: 4.78 out of 554 votes, average: 4.78 out of 554 votes, average: 4.78 out of 5
54 votes
Taksim Meydanı (Taksim Square)
Taksim Square, in Beyoğlu, is one of Istanbul’s most iconic and energetic places. During the Ottoman period the site was a collection and distribution point for water coming from the Belgrade Forest. Taksim means division or distribution in Turkish. ...
47 votes, average: 4.94 out of 547 votes, average: 4.94 out of 547 votes, average: 4.94 out of 547 votes, average: 4.94 out of 547 votes, average: 4.94 out of 5
47 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
Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi (Topkapı Palace Museum)
The Topkapı Palace is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. ...
80 votes, average: 4.75 out of 580 votes, average: 4.75 out of 580 votes, average: 4.75 out of 580 votes, average: 4.75 out of 580 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5
80 votes
Türk İslam Eserleri Müzesi (Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum)
The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turkish: Türk İslam Eserleri Müzesi) was the first Turkish museum to include both Islamic and Turkish art together. ...
7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
7 votes
Yedikule (Fortress of the Seven Towers or Istanbul Walls)
The Yedikule or Istanbul Walls were built during an expansion of the city in the time of the Eastern Roman Empire. Construction first began in the 5th Century C.E and the walls were knocked down and repaired many times in the course of their history. ...
24 votes, average: 4.63 out of 524 votes, average: 4.63 out of 524 votes, average: 4.63 out of 524 votes, average: 4.63 out of 524 votes, average: 4.63 out of 5
24 votes
Yedikule Surları (Fortress of The Seven Towers)
Fortress of The Seven Towers were built during an expansion of the city in the time of the Eastern Roman Empire. ...
22 votes, average: 4.82 out of 522 votes, average: 4.82 out of 522 votes, average: 4.82 out of 522 votes, average: 4.82 out of 522 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5
22 votes
Yerebatan Sarnıcı (Basilica Cistern)
The Basilica Cistern traces its roots on the historical peninsula to 542 CE. Built by Emperor Justinian in order to supply the water needs of the Great Palace, it has an area of 9800 square meters. ...
29 votes, average: 4.07 out of 529 votes, average: 4.07 out of 529 votes, average: 4.07 out of 529 votes, average: 4.07 out of 529 votes, average: 4.07 out of 5
29 votes
Yılanlı Sütun (Serpent Column)
The Yılanlı Sütün (English: Serpent Column), also known as the Delphic Tripod or the Plataean Tripod, is one of the oldest remnants from the Hippodrome. The pillar is decorated with three intertwining snakes which wind up the column and around each other. ...
10 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5
10 votes
Yıldız Sarayı Müzesi (Yıldız Palace Museum)
The last example of Ottoman palace architecture, the Yıldıy Saray Museum is found on Beşiktaş’s Yıldız hill. ...
8 votes, average: 4.63 out of 58 votes, average: 4.63 out of 58 votes, average: 4.63 out of 58 votes, average: 4.63 out of 58 votes, average: 4.63 out of 5
8 votes
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