Emin

Mesihpasa Cad. No: 13 Laleli, Istanbul, 34480, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

A travel blog entry by bnnashton

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We had an amazing opportunity to visit the patriarch of Constantinople at the end of our time in Istanbul. Through our early Christianity course, we had already learned that the patriarchate in Constantinople has existed since the 4th century. The current location of the patriarchate, The Patriarchal Church of St. George's, dates to the 17th century. The elaborate wood carvings played with gold and the icons around the church were ...

Istanbul, 5-12 September 2013

A travel blog entry by bennettdoesasia

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... life of the city. As a result there are still several beautiful, detailed mosaics and frescoes depicting Jesus or the Virgin Mary with baby on the walls and ceilings. I believe these were covered over in a form of plaster by the Muslims, which inadvertently preserved them, enabling them to be displayed today. The walls and ceilings were also covered with other beautiful mosaics and frescoes and stunning decoration.

We did a tour of the Bosphorus aboard a ferry. From ...

The centre of all things

A travel blog entry by aseipolt

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... a couple of simple items to get a feel for the process. It felt to us that the cost of items was lower in the immediate areas around the bazaar - this might relate to the reportedly high rates charged to stallholders.

The evil eye is everywhere. There are hundreds of sidewalk stalls and shops selling these disks or balls, consisting of concentric blue and white circles. These represent an evil eye and are thought to capture bad luck or ill-thoughts directed ...

Private tour with Ali

A travel blog entry by onighjoy

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... married for. He does private tours a few times a week as an extra job and in his other time owns a small printing business, has two sons and has even written a book on Turkish carpets which gives Ali plenty of real life experiences to make him a good guide.

In the morning, we started off visiting the Blue Mosque. Yang and I had passed it many times but never entered. It was unexpectedly much better than we anticipated. Upon seeing it, I immediately thought it ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by ahmdnaser

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... we visited there the Islamic museum and some ather
culture places . I liked at Istanbul the Harmony Between the
manifestations of Islamic civilization and modern life .




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Location

This hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii), and Istanbul University.
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