Istanbul Catalogue, Top 10 Places in Istanbul

This is a Top 10 in Istanbul catalogue box that contains 10 pull-out pamphlets about the best 10 attractions (highlights) in Istanbul. These can be listed as follows: Chora Monastery (Kariye Museum) Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Hippodrome in Constantinople, Grand-Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), Egyptian-Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia Church – Ayasofya Museum), Archaeological Museums of Istanbul, Bosphorus (Istanbul Bogazi), Byzantine Istanbul (Constantinople) and Topkapi Palace. Each pamphlet includes maps, illustrations, plans, photos and essential information. Perfect for cruise ship passengers to use on their shore excursions as well. Actually, each one of the 10 pamphlets in this box is sold separately. When you buy them in this box you get two of the pamphlets for free.

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ISBN: 978-605-87808-3-5 (English, Turkish)

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Brief descriptions of each of Top 10 in Istanbul:

The historical beauties of Istanbul do not end with counting, but if we limit these historical highlights to 10, we can count the following 10 works, leaving most of them out. Here are the Top 10 in Istanbul

  1. Top 10 in Istanbul CatalogueChora Monastery (Kariye Museum): Chora Monastery, now known as Kariye Museum, is famed for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics and frescoes depicting religious scenes, providing visitors with a glimpse into the art and spirituality of the Byzantine Empire.
  2. Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque): The Blue Mosque, an architectural marvel, stands out with its six minarets and stunning blue tiles that adorn its interior. It’s a significant religious site and an iconic symbol of Istanbul.
  3. Hippodrome in Constantinople: The Hippodrome was an ancient chariot-racing track and a center of social life in Constantinople (now Istanbul). Today, its remnants, including the Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column, offer a glimpse into the city’s historical past.
  4. Grand-Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): The Grand Bazaar, a bustling and vibrant market, has been a shopping haven for centuries. Its labyrinthine alleys house a diverse array of goods, from textiles and spices to jewelry and souvenirs.
  5. Egyptian-Spice Bazaar in Istanbul: The Egyptian Spice Bazaar is a fragrant and colorful marketplace where vendors offer an array of spices, herbs, sweets, and traditional Turkish delights, providing a sensory journey through Istanbul’s culinary culture.
  6. Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum): Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, has transitioned from a cathedral to a mosque and then a museum. Its massive dome, intricate mosaics, and rich history make it a cultural treasure.
  7. Archaeological Museums of Istanbul: The Archaeological Museums consist of three museums showcasing an impressive collection of artifacts from various civilizations, offering insights into Istanbul’s historical and cultural heritage.
  8. Bosphorus (Istanbul Bogazi): The Bosphorus Strait is a picturesque waterway that divides the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. A Bosphorus cruise offers stunning views of the city’s skyline, historic landmarks, and waterside palaces.
  9. Byzantine Istanbul (Constantinople): The historical heart of Istanbul was once the thriving Byzantine capital of Constantinople. Its remnants, like the Theodosian Walls, Galata Tower, and more, offer glimpses into its illustrious past. Top 10 in Istanbul
  10. Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace was the opulent residence of Ottoman sultans. The palace complex houses impressive courtyards, opulent chambers, and the Harem, showcasing the grandeur and history of the Ottoman Empire.

The beauty of Istanbul stems from its unique blend of history, culture and natural environment. Several factors contribute to its charming appeal. These are: Historical Significance, Architectural Splendor, Bosphorus and Waterfront, Cultural Fusion, Mosaics and Artistry, Colorful Bazaars and Markets, Culinary Delights, Influence of Nature, Sunsets and Views, Warm Hospitality.