Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts

Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Constantinople

Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts, Summary, Brief Story

Why Constantine Chose Byzantium As The New Capital?

The city of Rome, lost its popularity by the beginning of 4th Century due to Barbarian attacks. Emperor Constantine decided to move the capital of Roman Empire to the East. He had surprisingly chosen a small Greek city-state: Byzantium. Following this move, the city is named as Constantinople and became the prominent city of Medieval Ages.

Why Was Constantinople Created To Be New Capital of Roman Empire?

Emperor Constantine‘s decision was based on economic and political reasons. Istanbul‘s geographical position had made it almost impossible for Barbarians to attack. It was very near to trade routes and the rich Eastern Provinces. Therefore it was providing considerable benefits. Read More

Byzantine Empire History, Culture, Art, Religion, Facts was last modified: January 16th, 2018 by Serhat Engül

How To Use Istanbul Tram T1 Line, Stations-Map 2018

Istanbul Tram T1 Line Stations 2018

Istanbul Tram T1 Map, Stations, Tickets, Timetable, How To Use Istanbul Tramway

Istanbul Tram is a very practical vehicle to get around Istanbul’s most popular neighborhoods. T1 line is very budget-friendly route that covers majority of must-see tourist attractions.

How To Use Istanbul Tram T1 Line

Tram starts from Bağcılar (Bagcilar) passes through Beyazıt Grand Bazaar, Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Eminönü Spice Bazaar -Over Golden Horn Galata Bridge- Karaköy (Galata Tower) and finally arrives to Kabataş destination. Read More

How To Use Istanbul Tram T1 Line, Stations-Map 2018 was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Topkapi Palace Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018

A Brief Information About Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace Entrance Fee

First of all, Topkapi Palace is very important due to its location. Because Topkapi Palace area is considered as the first settlement in Istanbul. Officially Istanbul is established by a legenrady man called Byzas. The Ancient Greek Acropolis had been placed at this promontory. Read More

Topkapi Palace Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018 was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Hagia Sophia Museum Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018

A Brief Information About Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Entrace Fee

Hagia Sophia have been in the heart of Istanbul Old City for 1500 years. This marvel of ancient architecture, considered as one of the most important historic sight in the world. Used as the major temple of the city by Byzantine Empire (as a Church), and Ottoman Empire (as a Mosque) for hundreds of years. Read More

Hagia Sophia Museum Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018 was last modified: November 26th, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Dolmabahce Palace Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018

A Brief History Of Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee

Dolmabahçe Palace is located at one of the most beautiful spot of Istanbul’s Bosphorus. The Palace’s location is designed to enjoy the splendid view of Istanbul‘s lovely Bosphorus shores. Dolmabahce Palace is considered as one of the most elegant structure of Ottoman Empire‘s last century. The architecture of the building blends the Turkish architecture with European Neo-Classic and Baroque features. Read More

Dolmabahce Palace Entrance (Admission) Fee 2018 was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Istanbul Travel Blog & Trip Planner 2018

Istanbul Travel Blog 2018

Istanbul Travel Blog

Hello explorer of Istanbul! If you are planning a visit to Istanbul for the next year, these updated articles might help you. You may find some links to nice articles related to Istanbul and Turkey tourism, accommodation, transportation, things to do and museums to visit. I hope you find them useful. Read More

Istanbul Travel Blog & Trip Planner 2018 was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Istanbul Museum Opening Hours, Days, Admissions

Istanbul Museum Opening Hours, Working Days and Admission Fees 2018

Istanbul Museum Opening Hours, Days, Admissions

Schedules and admission fees of Istanbul Museums updated every year. You may find the up-to-date opening and closing hours, working days and admission fees of Istanbul’s most popular museums in this blog post. Read More

Istanbul Museum Opening Hours, Days, Admissions was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Serhat Engül

I Have 3 Days In Istanbul What To Do Itinerary

I Have 3 Days In Istanbul – Recommended Itinerary –  Best Things To Do

I Have 3 Days In Istanbul What To Do Itinerary

If you would like to see everything about Istanbul, you could even stay in the city for a week. However time is so precious for travelers and staying 3 days in Istanbul recommended to see the major sights. Here is a list of places to see during your 3 days in Istanbul. Read More

I Have 3 Days In Istanbul What To Do Itinerary was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Istanbul Old City Walking Tours 2018

Istanbul Classical Old City Walking Tours

Istanbul is a city which has a lot to offer to a visitor. You might confuse when you look at the list of Things To Do In Istanbul. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and enjoy. As a local expert who was born and raised in Istanbul, I would recommend you to attend one of Classic Old City Tours during your visit in Istanbul. Read More

Istanbul Old City Walking Tours 2018 was last modified: November 25th, 2017 by Serhat Engül

Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Mosaics, Facts

Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Mosaics, Facts

Hagia Sophia Museum is located at the heart of old Istanbul. It’s considered as the most important historic monument in Istanbul city. Hagia Sophia is literally the gem of Istanbul, Turkey. Let’s discover the secrets of Hagia Sophia together. Read More

Hagia Sophia History, Architecture, Mosaics, Facts was last modified: November 25th, 2017 by Serhat Engül