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The tour will include the visits of;
St. Sophie (Church of Divine Wisdom): One of the greatest marvels of architecture, this monument was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

The remains of the giant arena that functioned as the site for sporting (chariots races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city in the Roman and Byzantine eras.

Blue Mosque:
Juxtaposing the St. Sophia, this exquisite mosque built in the name of Sultan Ahmet is famous for its blue Iznik tiles and is unique for having six minarets.

Grand Bazaar:
An historical shopping center that ranks as the biggest souk in the world, with nearly 4000 shops featuring antiques, gold, carpets and leatherwear.

Topkapi Palace: The complex that functioned as the Imperial offices and residence of Ottoman Sultans today is a huge museum exhibiting the imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy and much, much more.
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