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It is on the New York Times list of “1000 Places to See Before You Die”; The Cağaloğlu Bath, built by Mahmud I, is the last large Ottoman bath which is built in Istanbul. It draws attention to its Baroque-style architecture. This work dazzles with its large dome, surrounding consoles, marble pool in the middle, and spectacular three-storey fountain.
Çemberlitaş Bath is one of the most striking works of Sinan the architect’s master period. It was built at the request of Murad III. Mother, Nurbanu Sultan. This bath is simple and elegant like all of the works that Sinan designed in his last period. Numerous details such as the size of the navel stone, 38 basins, lozenge-headed columns, impressive domes, and sunlight entering through the small holes in these domes make the bath unique.
Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan Bath is located between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. The bath is divided into three parts as coldness, hotness, and warmness. In the coldness section; there are VIP rooms, private rooms, lockers, massage rooms, a relaxation areas, and a boutique where specially manufactured products are sold. The Hotness area consisting of navel stones and iwans is ideal for sweating.
It is one of the oldest shopping centers in the world and its construction started in 1461 by the order of Fatih the conqueror. Most of the Grand Bazaar was built during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. The bazaar has turned into the largest commercial area of the city over time. It consists of 60 streets, around 3,600 shops, and 14 inns.
This gigantic structure covers a total area of 110 thousand 868 square meters. There are many types of goods such as shops, fabrics, precious stones, antiques, and carpets. You can buy souvenir gifts for your loved ones in this most important historical shopping center of Istanbul, which looks like a fairy tale.
The moment you step in, it welcomes you with its fragrant spices. The Spice Bazaar was built as a part of the New Mosque, with taxes collected from Cairo. This bazaar contributed a lot to the transformation of Istanbul on the Spice Road into a trade center. It was previously known as Valide Bazaar and Yeni (the New) Bazaar.
This bazaar was named the Egyptian Bazaar after the 18th century because the spices from the east reached Egypt. Immerse yourself in smells and colors in this famous bazaar where herbalists are selling natural medicines, seeds, spices, and roots. You can also find dried fruits, local ingredients, and even buy tourist items in the bazaar.
Learn Turkish – There is an educational opportunity for every language with the method of learning anywhere and anytime thanks to mobile applications. There are many different mobile applications for learning Turkish. You can learn many Turkish words, sentence patterns, and grammar that will be useful in daily life by downloading these applications.
Since auditory and visual teaching techniques are used together in mobile applications, learning processes progress shorter and more successfully. You should practice speaking Turkish among friends continuously to learn Turkish in a shorter time and more effectively. Set certain times and speak only Turkish with your friends during these periods.
Sunday shopping is almost indispensable to every household in Turkey. It is possible to find many different products in the bazaar established in certain districts on certain days of the week. The most important place of the district bazaars in Turkish shopping culture is that they are places where people meet, greet, and talk.
Turkish Shopping Culture – The district bazaars create the historical texture of Turkish culture, where you can find everything you are looking for. The district bazaars are among the first shopping addresses preferred by Turkish people. It also creates a structure that still stands, preserves its vitality, and maintains the shopping tradition.
Coffee, whose homeland is Abyssinia, was brought to Istanbul from Yemen during the Ottoman period. Coffee gained its great title at that time. Elegance was added to the presentation of refinement in the cooking technique in Ottoman lands. Also, its reputation as Turkish coffee first spread to Europe and then to the world. Since then, Turkish coffee has been the witness and carrier of our beautiful traditions Today, it maintains its place in our lives as one of the rituals that we cannot give up.
Istanbul is a world city located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The city, which has hosted different civilizations throughout all these ages, was also the last capital of the Ottoman Empire. We would like to share with you interesting information about Istanbul, which hosts millions of tourists every year. One of the first things that come to mind when Istanbul is mentioned is undoubtedly Istanbuls Seven Hills. Istanbul’s description as Yedi Tepe dates back to the Roman period.
There are differences in the apartment culture according to the districts you live in. For example, the apartment population in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey, and the apartment population in Taksim, another Istanbul district, have different characteristics. Of course, in recent years, large residences rather than in apartments, houses and detached structures on the housing estate more demand.
Turkish Traditions – Some of our habits, which are a part of our daily life, are from Ottoman periods, and some are from older ones. However, each of them has virtues such as benevolence, solidarity, helping people in need, and kindness. On the other hand, some details that have been a part of our lives for a long time have not only affected modern Turkish life but also affected different parts of the world. We present interesting details of our culture to you.