Istanbul, Turkey is home to an extremely rich cultural history. It was home to three different empires: The Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman. It’s definitely the type of place you would want to visit if you’re very interested in history. So, what are the five sites that are not to be missed?
Hagia Sophia has been a church and a mosque and is now a museum. It became a world heritage UNESCO site in 1985 and remains one of the most significant monuments in Turkey. It was built in the Byzantine style and is the home of many gorgeous mosaics and architectural techniques.
Visit the Grand Bazaar and shop in one of the largest covered markets in the world. Since 1461, the Bazaar has acted as a main point of business for those living in Istanbul. You can buy spices, jewelry, leather, furniture, rugs, and more. The Grand Bazaar has over 250,000 visitors daily, and over 5,000 shops.