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Perched gracefully on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, Kadikoy beckons with a magnetic charm, transcending its role as a mere district in Istanbul. It’s a living canvas where the past and present engage in a captivating dance, and every street corner is a brushstroke in the masterpiece of this ancient city. More than...
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Today, we reflect on the cherished memories of Gli, the beloved cat who once graced the halls of Hagia Sophia with her presence. Gli, a graceful and charming feline, captured the hearts of visitors and locals alike with her enchanting green eyes and warm, welcoming spirit.   🏰 Who was Gli? Gli, a resident cat...
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Table of Contents A Visionary's Dream - Justinianus the Builder The Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine masterpiece and a global icon, has worn many hats over its storied existence. For 916 years, it echoed hymns as a church, resonated with the calls to prayer for 482 years as a mosque, and has now stood in contemplative...
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Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and fellow history enthusiasts, welcome to Sultanahmet Square, a captivating open space that houses the remnants of one of the grandest sporting and social arenas of antiquity – the Hippodrome of Constantinople. As we stand on this ground, we’re transported back through the annals of time to the heart of...
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This majestic obelisk, with its towering presence, serves as an architectural emissary from ancient Egypt to the heart of Constantinople. Crafted over three millennia ago, its journey unfolds as a captivating narrative of cultural exchanges and imperial ambitions. Pharaoh Thutmose III, a visionary leader of ancient Egypt, commissioned the obelisk as a testament to his...
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The Mosque of Sultan Ahmed, famously known as The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Cami ), stands as a crowning jewel among Ottoman mosques in Turkey. Situated in the heart of Istanbul‘s Sultanahmet area, it holds the distinction of being the only mosque in the city adorned with six minarets. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmed I, this architectural...
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Journey to the Depths: Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern Unveiled In the Byzantine era, Constantinople boasted over 100 underground cisterns, a testament to the strategic planning that went into providing a stable water source for the city’s inhabitants and key structures like palaces and public baths. As the sands of time have shifted, many of these subterranean...
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Welcome to another Suntrap Turkey blog post! While Istanbul’s European side often steals the spotlight, the city’s Asian side offers a range of enriching experiences that are too good to miss. From scenic neighborhoods to local eats, there’s a treasure trove of sights and sounds waiting for you. Here’s our comprehensive guide to making the...
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The allure of Turkey’s stunning coastlines is simply impossible to resist. With a vast array of choices, picking the perfect beach can be overwhelming. Worry not! We’ve curated a list of the top 10 beaches you must visit while vacationing in Turkey. 1. Ölüdeniz – Fethiye Region: Aegean Coast Known for its stunning blue lagoon,...
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Welcome to Suntrap Turkey‘s blog! If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, we have something delicious for you to read. Turkey’s cuisine is a delightful journey for your taste buds, rich in flavors and diverse in offerings. It’s impossible to capture the essence of Turkish food in a single meal, but here are our top...
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