Sights in Turkey

These are some of our favorite sights in Turkey.
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Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey - Explore the World, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Galata Tower, built by the Genoese in before the Ottoman Conquest . Make sure to walk the district, very striking views of the Bosphorus thru narrow streets.

This is a home in Cappadocia, Turkey.

This is one of our favorite pictures of a home in Cappadocia, Turkey.

One of the ancient amphitheaters in Ephesus, Turkey.

One of the ancient amphitheaters in Ephesus, Turkey.

One of the Cave Churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey.  Christians lived and worshiped here through the 13th century.

One of the Cave Churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey. Christians lived and worshiped here through the century.

The alter of the Church of Mary in Ephesus.  The Third Ecumenical Council was held here in 431 AD.

The alter of the Church of Mary in Ephesus. The Third Ecumenical Council was held here in 431 AD.

The Main Amphitheater in Ephesus.  In its prime it could seat almost 20,000.  This site is discussed in the Bible in Acts 19:23-41 when the makers of idols to Artemis raised a ruckus against the Apostle Paul.

The Main Amphitheater in Ephesus. In its prime it could seat almost This site is discussed in the Bible in Acts when the makers of idols to Artemis raised a ruckus against the Apostle Paul.

The Southwestern Entrance Mosaic in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.  On the right is Emperor Constantine presenting replica of the city and on the left Justian I presenting a replica of the Hagia Sophia to Mary and the baby Jesus.

The Southwestern Entrance Mosaic in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. On the right is Emperor Constantine presenting replica of the city and on the left Justian I presenting a replica of the Hagia Sophia to Mary and the baby Jesus.

A Turkish Palace as seen from the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey.

A Turkish Palace as seen from the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey.

An ancient Roman Cistern discovered underground in Istanbul, Turkey.

An ancient Roman Cistern discovered underground in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul.  This was the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church from 537 AD - 1453 AD.  It is now a museum with beautifully preserved early Christian Art.

The Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul. This was the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church from 537 AD - 1453 AD. It is now a museum with beautifully preserved early Christian Art.

Storm over Cappadocia.

Storm over Cappadocia.

An early depiction of the Last Supper in one of the early churches in Cappadocia, Turkey.

An early depiction of the Last Supper in one of the early churches in Cappadocia, Turkey.

One of the many unique rock formations seen in Cappadocia, Turkey.

One of the many unique rock formations seen in Cappadocia, Turkey.

This is all that remains at the Temple of Artemis, one the the seven wonders of the ancient world.

This is all that remains at the Temple of Artemis, one the the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The Celsus Library in Ephesus.  The second largest library in ancient Rome.

The Celsus Library in Ephesus. The second largest library in ancient Rome.

Sunset over Izmir, Turkey.

Sunset over Izmir, Turkey.

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