Istanbul in 3 days
The best pearl among the worthy in the Turkish crown is, without a doubt, Istanbul. The close interweaving of oriental exoticism and western sophistication cannot leave indifferent any traveler, and therefore guests strive to see in Istanbul in 3 days the maximum of its attractions and beauties.
Tête-à-tête for ages
Two of the most majestic and famous buildings of Istanbul are located opposite each other on Sultanahmet Square. Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque rise above time and space, making the hearts of dozens of generations beat with delight.
It is not without reason that the Blue Mosque is considered one of the most elegant buildings of the world architecture in the Islamic style. It was erected by order of Sultan Ahmed in the 17th century, and its six minarets invariably rise in all advertising photos and avenues of Istanbul. The mosque was built during the decline of the Ottoman Empire, but the splendor embodied by brilliant architects in every tile and every stone leaves no shadow of doubt that bright times will surely come.
Hagia Sophia has a much older history and its construction began in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. In the 15th century, the Turks turned the cathedral into a mosque and reinforced the huge building with numerous supports. Tourists are especially admired by the magnificent Byzantine mosaics depicting Jesus with Emperor Constantine IX.
Grand Bazaar Quarter
Trade has always played an important role in the economy and development of the city, which is spread across Asia and Europe at the same time. Arriving in Istanbul for 3 days, it is worth visiting the Galata Bridge and the Grand Bazaar, in the labyrinth of streets between which hundreds of shops and shops with a variety of souvenirs are concentrated. Here you can buy magnificent jewelry, silver utensils, luxurious carpets, and, looking into the arches between the stalls, see courtyards where local artisans diligently create their masterpieces.
At the top of the hill, where the Grand Bazaar is located, stands the Suleymaniye Mosque, an impressive work of architects of the 16th century. The mosque is considered an outstanding masterpiece of Ottoman culture.
Over the Golden Horn
Above the water massif leading to the Bosphorus and called the Golden Horn, there is the Galata Bridge, which is raised for the passage of ships and serves as an excellent place for photo sessions. From the bridge you can watch the life of the city, and the exoticism of numerous restaurants will turn the program "Istanbul in 3 days" into an excellent adventure for gourmets.
Istanbul - the city of two continents