Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

30 famous places that you MUST see Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey CHECK

The Dolmabahce Palace was the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922. When you study abroad on CAPA International Education's Istanbul program, you'll learn all about this history of this fascinating country that lies on the border of Europe and Asia. Fun fact about the Dolmabahce Palace:  It contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets.

Eingangstor von Dolmabahce Palast - Entrance of Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

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Maiden's Tower (Kiz Kulesi) in Istanbul. Located on a small island this tower has legends told and mysteries unsolved around it. Boats depart from the shores of the Bosphorus to the Maiden's Tower.