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The Blue Mosque takes its name from the blue Iznik tiles inside. However, since the Blue Mosque has been under restoration in recent years, visitors cannot see the tiles covering the walls. >>> In this article you can find beautiful photos of the interior of the Blue Mosque. There is also information about the latest status of the renovation works inside the mosque.
The Great Palace Mosaics Museum is where the only surviving remains of the Roman Palace, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century, are exhibited. The Great Palace, where the Roman and Byzantine emperors lived, consisted of many pavilions, churches and courtyards. The mosaics exhibited in the museum are thought to be decorative paintings adorning the floor of one of the courtyards.
The Basilica Cistern is the most mysterious of all the museums in Istanbul. Basilica Cistern, a water reservoir from the Byzantine period, has survived from the 6th century. In this article, you can find information about Basilica Cistern entrance fee and visiting hours. In addition, the history of the underground Basilica Cistern in Istanbul is briefly noted.