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Built in the 6th Centruy, the Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya as the Turks call it, is the symbol of Istanbul.
The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmed Camii) is the most important religious building in Istanbul, bosting six minarets it was built by Sultan Ahmed I.
The Topkapi Palace symbolises the power of Constantinople during the Ottoman Empire, one of the three largest empires in history.
The Basilica Cistern, also known as the submereged palace is a resevoir constructed in the 6th century that makes for one of the city's treasures.
The Galata Tower is one of the oldest towers in the world. If you climb to the top you can find some of the very best views of Istanbul.
The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, often simply known as Chora Church, is one of the world's finest examples of Byzantine art.
Gulhane Park is the oldest park in Istanbul, and highly recommended for those who want to see the real atmosphere of Istanbul.
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With objects such as Alexander's Sarcophagus, and the Ishtar Gate, the Istanbul Archaeological Museum is one of the most important in its field.