The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Insider Istanbul Itinerary

Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey  |   Top 11 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

TOP 11 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey - Top 11 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

This is the Topkapi Palace, in Istanbul, Turkey. This palace dates from before the Ottoman Empire but it was improved by the Ottoman Empire. This palace has some very wonderful are from the Ottoman Empire.

Alaçati, Turkey

Stoney houses of Alaçatı, Çeşme, the Province of Izmir, Turkey.

The spot our team most wanted to move into in Istanbul? The wisteria-covered Empress Zoe Hotel, which practically sits in the shadow of Hagia Sophia.

The Insider’s Guide to Istanbul

The wisteria-covered Empress Zoe, which sits nearly in the shadow of mosque-turned-museum Hagia Sophia. Photo courtesy of Empress Zoe

Istanbul, Turkey. Check out our Turkey section for more art, architecture, food and travel on TheCultureTrip.com

Istanbul, Turkey. Check out our Turkey section for more art, architecture, food and travel on TheCultureTrip.com

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, The Blue Mosque was built in 1609 during the rule of Ahmed I Turquía.

"Have you ever heard of the story of the one who is present and absent at the same time? I am in the middle of the crowd and my heart is somewhere else." - Sa'adī

Whirling Dervishes in Konya, Central Anatolia, Turkey - “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” Rumi

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