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  • 1 Bosphorus Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    TR - Istanbul

    Passing under this suspension bridge is one of the highlights of any boat trip on the Bosphorus. Opened in 1973, the Bosphorus Bridge was the first bridge to link two continents. The bridge is 64m high, and has a span of 1 074m between its two pillar..

  • 2 Galata Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Galata Kulesi Sokagi TR - Istanbul

    The imposing Galata Tower is 68m tall. Built in 1348, it was the main bastion of the Genoese surrounding wall. Modified by the Ottomans, it served as a prison then a watchtower. It was even the starting point of the first man to fly, Hezarfen Ahmet Ç..

  • 3 Valens Aqueduct

    Archaeological and historical sites

    TR - Istanbul

    The Valens Aqueduct is the most prominent Roman ruin in Istanbul. This ancient 800m-long landmark, which runs between the third and fourth hills 20m above the Atatürk Boulevard, has been dominating the urban landscape for more than 16 centuries. Comp..

  • 4 Mosque of the Prince

    Religious buildings

    Sehzadebasi Caddesi TR - Istanbul

    This was the first imperial complex built by Sinan (1544-1548). The Mosque of the Prince was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent as a tribute to his son Mehmet, who died young. It's a remarkable ensemble: the elegance of two octagonal minarets f..

  • 5 Museum of the Ancient Orient

    Museums and art

    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu TR - Istanbul

    The Museum of the Ancient Orient is one of Istanbul's three archaeology museums. It has been restructured and now brings together remarkable artefacts from the civilisations of Anatolia, Arabia, Egypt (statues, scarabs, sarcophagi and mummies) and Me..

  • 6 Eyüp Cemetery

    Religious buildings

    Silahtaraga Caddesi TR - Istanbul

    The huge cemetery that developed around the mosque houses the tombs of ordinary people as well as those of Ottoman dignitaries. The men's steles bear a turban or a fez and the women's are carved with flowers, ornaments that Atatürk was to forbid from..

  • 7 Pierre Loti Café

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gümüsuyu Balmumcu Sokagi 1 TR - Istanbul

    Pierre Loti (1850-1923) was a regular at this café when he was a young naval officer, as evidenced by the original works and contemporary illustrations of the writer on display here. Set up in a wooden house perched up on high, the café inspired seve..

  • 8 Büyük Ada

    Nature and gardens

    TR - Istanbul

    Don't miss the largest of the Princes' Islands. Exploration of Büyük Ada, whether undertaken on foot, by mountain bike or in a horse-drawn carriage, has a few lovely surprises in store: very fine yalı in the residential district to the right of the w..

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