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Suleymaniye Ottoman legacy tou

Delve into the wonders of Istanbul, a magnificent city that sprawls over no less than seven hills and is spliced in the middle by the astounding Bosphorus River. This tour covers the historical districts of the Suleymaniye area, located on the third hill of the historical peninsula. The mesmerizing Ottoman architecture is sure to leave a lasting memory with you by the end of the day. Some of the historical marvels you will encounter are the largest mosque complex of the Ottoman Empire – which, incidentally, was not precisely a small empire. Learn many curious and fascinating stories about the Ottoman Empire thanks to your guide’s narratives, well-versed in the history of this country. Do you know, for instance, why the infamous sultan Suleyman was named The Magnificent? Or do you know about the Empire’s greatest architect, Sinan? This fascinating trip around Suleymaniye will give an answer to all of these questions and more. Another sultan you will hear a lot about on this day is Mehmet II, known as The Conqueror, for his precocious conquering of the city of Constantinople when he was only 21. Enjoy a stroll around the large faith complex and see an astonishing display of architecture, from Roman columns and Byzantine churches, to Gothic cisterns and huge mosques. Your guide’s commentaries will spring the Ottoman Empire to life in your imagination. Last but not least comes the highlight of the tour: the most colourful of Istanbul’s many street bazaars: the stunning Casaba Paxar. Delve into the wonders of Istanbul, a magnificent city that sprawls over no less than seven hills and is spliced in the middle by the astounding Bosphorus River. This tour covers the historical districts of the Suleymaniye area, located on the third hill of the historical peninsula. The mesmerizing Ottoman architecture is sure to leave a lasting memory with you by the end of the day. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel reception. Start/opening time: Between 8am and 8:30am. End/closing time: Between 5pm and 5:30pm. Languages: English.