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Istanbul University tour

Century upon century of wisdom and learning have accumulated behind the walls of Istanbul University – and this fascinating tour takes you beyond them to unearth a treasure trove of history. What makes the campus so worthy of a visit in a city so filled with architectural wonders and exotic scenarios is the fact that it is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The location dates from the time of fourth-century Roman emperor Constantine the Great –who made Christianity the dominant religion in the Roman Empire during his reign – though the university itself traces its origins to the 14th century. Begin this enlightening tour with a leisurely stroll, starting from the Roman Forum of Taurus. A knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you throughout the duration of the trip, will ever be telling you the intriguing tales behind the many landmarks you walk past, so that you won’t only take a great visual experience from this trip, you will also take bags of knowledge with you. The stories of the unlucky sultan Mustafa II will be sure to touch your heart and the fascinating tales of the Byzantine Monks of the Myrelaion Monastery. Discover, among other things, where the square for executions was in Byzantine Constantinople. Marvel at the breath-taking mosques, historical hospitals, hulking Romaic churches, ancient Roman remnants and other constructions in the fascinating Haseki area. All of the tales your guide will elegantly rhapsodise will bring life this historical part of Istanbul. Century upon century of wisdom and learning have accumulated behind the walls of Istanbul University – and this fascinating tour takes you beyond them to unearth a treasure trove of history. What makes the campus so worthy of a visit in a city so filled with architectural wonders and exotic scenarios is the fact that it is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The location dates from the time Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel reception. Start/opening time: Between 8am and 8:30am. End/closing time: Between 12pm and 12:30pm. Languages: English.