History

After the most famous sites, what should I check out?

Thousand-Column Cistern  Located in Sultanahmet to the west of the Hippodrome, the...

What is Dolmabahçe Palace?

Ordered by Abdulmecid I and built between 1843-1856, the Dolmabahçe Palace...

What is Hagia Sophia?

Hagia Sophia Museum  The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the...

What is Topkapı Palace?

Topkapı Palace Topkapı Palace was home to all the Ottoman sultans until the reign...

What is the Basilica Cistern?

Basilica Cistern  Built to provide water for the city of Istanbul during the...

Who is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk?

Atatürk was the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. During his...

Who is Mehmed the Conqueror?

Mehmed II or Sultan Mehmed the Conquerer (1432-1481) was the seventh sultan of Ottoman...

Who is Suleiman the Magnificent?

Sultan Suleiman was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of Ottoman Empire. He lived...

Who is Sinan the Architect?

Sinan the Architect (ca. 1489 – 1588) is the most famous Ottoman figure after the...

Who is Sabiha Gokcen?

Gökçen (1913-2001) was the world’s first female fighter pilot and was...

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