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August 2019

Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 1)
Sane MindTurkey

Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 1)

Of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul, the monumental Ottoman imperial mosques are the most important and surely the most visible. The biggest and the most impressive complexes are from the 16th and the 17th century, although mosques and surrounding complexes built in the 17th and the 18th century are equally significant and beautiful.



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Ottoman Istanbul
Sane MindTurkey

Ottoman Istanbul

I mentioned in my previous post that one reason why I like Istanbul is because of its history and historical sites. Certainly, firstly known as Byzantium and then Constantinople, it was a centre of power and a capital city of various empires for almost 16 centuries. But, the Ottoman legacy and monuments are the most visible today, although several structures older than 1000 years are still there, such as ...
Why do I like Istanbul?
Healthy LifeTurkey

Why do I like Istanbul?

Why do I like Istanbul? I have been thinking about the answer to this question over the past several weeks. I was in Istanbul three weeks ago, for a week. I've been there six times before. The first time it was back in December 2002 and the last visit, before the current one, was in June 2015. My memories from the initial visit are very vague. But, I remember that I was fascinated and that I wanted to go ...
My Forever Travel

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