This ancient basilica,built by Constantine the Great in the
4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century,is
one of the architectural marvels of all time.
Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the
architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because
of its magnificent interior deceration of blue Iznik
Ancient Hippodrome,the scene of chariot races,with the
three monuments;the obelisk of Theodosius,the bronze
Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
The great palace of the Otoman sultans from the 15th to
the 19th centuries housing an exguisite collection of
cyrstal,silver,and Chinese porcelain,robes worn by the
sultans and their families,the famous jewels of the Imperial
Treasury,miniatures,the holy Mante;ensrining relics of
the Prophet Mohammed.
The mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent was built between
1550 and 1557 by the fomous architect Sinan whouse wish
was to surpass the buiders of St. Sophia which is conspicuous
from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising
one from each corner of the courtyard.
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