Sunday, 18 January 2015

Top 2 Places to visit in Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque it was built right next to the Hagia Sophia, it was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet when he was only 19 years old, and construction work began in 1609 and took seven years. The architecture alone of the Blue Mosques, is so inspiring and one of a kind. One of the most famous features of the Blue Mosque is visible from far away: its six minarets. This is very unique, as most mosques have four, two, or just one minaret. Inside, the high ceiling is lined with the 20,000 blue tiles that gave the mosque its popular name. Fine examples of 16th-century design, the oldest tiles feature flowers and abstract patterns. The overall effect is one of the most beautiful sights in Istanbul.
The Maiden Tower/Kiz Kulesi

Kiz Kulesi

The Maiden Tower is found 150-200 of the shore in Uskudar, were you can take a boat to get to your destination. Kiz Kulesi is also a five star restaurant on the first floor, there are numerous painting of true stories that have occurred in Kiz Kulesi on the second floor and a bar on the third floor with an amazing view of Istanbul. It also a place were many movies have been shot for example; the James bond movie.
The Princess Legend Story:
Once upon a time a fortune teller makes the prediction to the King that his daughter will die as a result of a snakebite. Shortly after the King has a castle built in the middle of the sea for her daughter to protect her. As time passes the girl grows us up, however the prediction by the fortune teller was becoming reality, as the snake was hiding in the fruit basket carried to the princess bites and kills her.

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