By joining our Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour, you can skip the line of the museums, save time and get enough information about visiting places. You dont need to spend hours on the line of these museums with our official lisenced istanbul tour guides. As Manolya Tours, we will be glad to assist you for Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour.
40,00€ – 80,00€
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The Hippodrome originally was built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 and a horse-racing track. But it was not only used for Chariot Races during the Byzantine Empire. They used to organize Court Ceremonies, Coronations and Parades also took place at the Hippodrome, too. But it got its final shape with order of Emperor Constantine the Great in 324.
Sultanahmet Mosque was built in 1609-1617. It is known as Blue Mosque, but the official name of mosque is Sultanahmet Mosque. There are 21 thousands of blue ceramic tiles adorning the interior of mosque with 260 windows. When the sunlight came in the mosque, it takes blue colour.
Basilica Cistern was designed to service the Great Byzantine Palace and surrounding buildings. It was able to store up to 100,000 tons of water delivered via 20 km of Aqueducts from a reservoir around Belgrad Forest.
It was built with the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet who conquered İstanbul in the 15th century. Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayı) is a complex of kiosks and pavilions contained by four courtyards.
Many Ottoman Sultans lived here for 380 years and later on moved to Dolmabahce Palace. It is a museum today and pretty busy during the high season.
If you join one of our Daily Fast Track Topkapi Palace Tours, you can skip the line of the museum and get enough information about the Ottoman Empire and Palace.