In 4 hours we will travel to two eras of the city, when magnificent buildings were created, glorifying the Empire. In the majestic mosques, including Suleymaniye and Sultanahmet, you will learn about the formidable nomads and the formation of the Ottoman Caliphate, imagine the everyday life of the sultans and get acquainted with the architecture in detail. Group excursion Duration 4 hours Group size up to 10 people Children Without children How it goes On foot € 40 per person
What awaits you
History and architecture of mosques
You will see Fatiha Mosque - the overwhelming and monumental temple of the conqueror of Constantinople, which rests here, in its mausoleum. You will learn about the most severe destruction and restoration of the building of the first sultans
You will be amazed by the beauty and asceticism Bayezid II Mosque, which has retained its original appearance quite accurately
Selim Mosque will be remembered by the "flying" snow-white dome and cozy courtyard. But a certain gloom, like the shadow of its owner, always hangs over the temple
Stunning Suleymaniye Mosque will make you forget about reality. Overlooking the Golden Horn and the Old City, this temple has become the most symmetrical mosque in the world and has kept many secrets
AND Sultanahmet Mosque created to argue with the heavens about the sublimity … You will hear who and how it erected, appreciate the clean lines and the perfection of proportions
Life and deeds of 5 great sultans How did the style of life, the peculiarities of upbringing and, of course, the power of faith help the first sultans to expand and strengthen the port city, make them afraid? I will tell you about Mehmed II Fatih, who created one of the most significant empires in the history of mankind. About the cruel and devoted country Yavuz Selim. About the compassionate Bayezid II. About Akhmet I, who ascended the throne at the age of 13 and was able to stop the Sultana Kyosem. About the conquests, reforms and talents of Suleiman Qanuni
Finally, we take a look at the area where Orthodox Muslims live.
- We inspect each mosque both outside and inside. In case of reconstruction, an adequate replacement will be offered.
- After the tour, if you wish, you can have lunch in a halal restaurant
The excursion starts at the Bayazid-Kapaly Charshi tram stop. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.