lit Basilica Cistern (ancient reservoirs hidden beneath the city), Istanbul

Basilica cistern - Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012

Taksim, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Istiklal Avenue in Taksim, Istanbul (Turkey). Independence Avenue) is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends.

Underground cistern Istanbul-Turkey

Underground cistern Istanbul-Turkey Basilica Cistern September 2014 The pillars were taken from other sites so are not all the same

Traditional Ottoman Wooden House on the Asian side in Istanbul. It is in Moda, a neighbourhood which has very few of these old homes still standing. This house has been restored in the past couple of years.

Gorgeous old style house carvings: Traditional Ottoman Wooden House on the Asian side in Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Interior view of the Hagia Sophia, showing Islamic elements on the top ofthe main dome, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia originally built as a Christian church by Roman Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople (aka Istanbul).

Ancient 'Galata Tower', 9 stories high with restaurant on top is a must see in Istanbul. For questions: archaeologous.com  #TurkeyTours #Turkey ShoreExcursions #TurkeyVacations

The ancient Galata Tower is 9 stories high with restaurant on top, and is a must see in Istanbul. Check out our article: Galata Dining: 10 Restaurants in Istanbul’s Trendy Neighbourhood on The Culture Trip:

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