SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE and YEDIKULE FORTRESS
SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE The mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous Great Architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia. Which is conspicuous from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard.
SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE. Religious Monument Upon initial inspection, two impressive features stand out regarding Ottoman ancient monuments: the site’s selection and perfect cohesion of the whole structure. Whether situated on elevated terrain or not, the chosen location consistently provides expansive vistas, offering a picturesque view of the sky beyond. The mosque’s overall design is grandiose and awe-inspiring. All the details of the SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE, although ornamented, contribute to a consistently simple and unique overall effect.
The YEDIKULE FORTRESS
The YEDIKULE FORTRESS (Fortress of the Seven Towers) was commissioned in 390 by Emperor Theodosius as a grand welcome to Roman Kings and members of foreign palaces. YEDIKULE FORTRESS is one of the largest open-air museums in Istanbul and Turkey.
YEDIKULE FORTRESS, also known as YEDIKULE HISARI or YEDIKULE ZINDANLARI (meaning “Fortress of the Seven Towers“), is a historic fortified structure situated in the Fatih neighbourhood of Istanbul, Türkiye. The fortress is a prominent feature of the area’s architecture and played a significant role in the history of the city and the region.
YEDIKULE FORTRESS is one of the largest open-air museums in Istanbul and Türkiye. In terms of shopping, Turkey is renowned for its high-quality leather production. As such, we will attend a fashion show at an outlet centre that produces various types of top-quality leatherware. This presents an excellent chance to explore reasonably priced, good-quality leather accessories.
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|Excursion Price:||35 EURO|
|Excursion Type:||Istanbul Half Day Morning Tour|
|Excursion Available in:||English|
|Tour Days (in English):||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday|