Each tourist, who first arrived in Istanbul, immediately gets to the famous square, where there are two legendary monuments of history and religion. This, of course, refers to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia).
St. Sophia Cathedral, which for thousands of years remained the main shrine of the entire Christian world, after the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, was turned into a mosque. Since then, the remains of minarets, mosaics and panels with Arabic script have been preserved in the temple. In 1934, Ataturk called for the preservation of the unique temple as a museum, so now anyone Continue reading
Mysterious and majestic, noisy and fabulously beautiful, Istanbul is a bridge between Europe and Asia, between the traditional East and the modern West. Throughout his rich history, he managed to change several names and visit the capital of four empires: the Roman and Byzantine, Ottoman and Latin.
The former capital of Turkey, its main cultural, commercial and industrial center, is divided into two halves, even geographically. It is located on two banks of the Bosphorus Strait, which means that it is immediately on two continents. The European part of Istanbul is conditionally divided by the Golden Horn Bay: the Old City with its famous sights has largely preserved its medieval appearance, and the New and concentrated business and commercial life. The Asian part is less popular with tourists, however, it is here that you can in Continue reading
Cappadocia, the historical region located in the central part of the country, is called the heart of today’s Turkey. This region is interesting not only for its extraordinary nature, but also for the opportunity to touch the history of the first centuries of the Christian Church.
When meeting with Cappadocia, the idea involuntarily arises that you are on a different planet – the landscapes that open to your eyes are so unique and do not look like anything. There are volcanoes with snow-capped peaks, low, free-standing mountains, rock massifs and fertile valleys.
The most comfortable time to travel to Cappadocia is spring or autumn. Continue reading