After it was conquered by Ottomans in 1453, the city of Istanbul (previously called as ‘Constantinople’ during the Byzantian period) was transformed into an Islamic stronghold and had been the capital of the Ottoman empire for four centuries till the year of 1922. Sultan II Mehmet quickly changed the city from the bastion of Christianity to a symbol of Islamic culture with the contructions of imperial mosques, schools, hospital, baths all around the city. Istanbul is today an open air museum where you can see a vast number of relics and monuments belong to Ottoman era as well as Byzantian ruins. In today’s article, Travel Booking Turkey by Imperial Travel Turkey will be briefly informing you about the Ottoman Heritages in Istanbul in the context of our Istanbul Tours.
Being the most visited and popular city of Turkey, Istanbul hosts a great deal of touristic attractions and historical monuments most of which can be explored easily in what we call ”the Old City of Istanbul”. As a well-experienced travel agency located in the heart and soul of Istanbul, we have created some really enjoyable and comprehensive Istanbul Tours for travellers to feel the beauty and magic of the city. Our Istanbul Walking Tour is our favourite operation, giving you the opportunity to visit the most well known Ottoman Heritages in Istanbul in one full day such as Blue Mosque, which is an historic mosque constructed between 1609 and 1616 by the order of Sultan I Ahmed and very well known with its magnificent hand-painted blue tiles in the interior part of the mosque, Hagia Sophia, which was the largest cathedral in the world built by Byzantian emperor Justinian the Great and converted into a mosque in the Ottoman era and later into a museum after Republic, Topkapı Palace, which is a splendid imperial palace and was the major residental place of Ottoman Sultans for four centuries.
Our 4 Days Istanbul Tour as a combination of various daily excursions is an ultimate tour package based on Istanbul, enables our guests to visit some very significant landmarks of the city such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Bosphorus and Galata Tower, Rumeli Fortress, Spice Bazaar along with other monuments mentioned above.
If you want to explore all these architectural beauties and significant heritages of the Great Empire of Ottomans and much more, all you have to do is to choose your Istanbul Turkey Tour with the assistance and guidance of Travel Booking Turkey by Imperial Travel Turkey. We are always at your service to provide you the most useful and relevant information as regard to this magnificent city! 🙂