ISTANBUL WALKING TOURS

WEDNESDAY WALK SULEYMANIYE FATIH YAVUZ SELIM MOSQUE TOUR

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Suleymaniye Mosque • Historical Ottoman Wooden Houses • Sehzade Mosque • Valens Aqueduct • Fatih Mosque • Wednesday Open Air Market • Yavuz Selim Mosque • Byzantine Open Air Cisterns • Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Price: 140 Euro per person

Included: Lunch, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guide

Excluded: 
Drinks at lunch, personal expenses

WEDNESDAY WALK SULEYMANIYE FATIH YAVUZ SELIM MOSQUE TOUR

Pick up from your hotel around 08:30am. We will start to visit Suleymaniye Mosque which is the largest mosque complex in the Ottomon Empire. We will have a chance to try traditional refreshment Boza in Vefa. Then, we will visit Kalenderhane Mosque, Sehzade Mosque, Valens Aqueduct, Fatih Mosque, Yavuz elim Mosque, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Roman Columns, Byzantine Churches, Gothic Cisterns. We will also see the famous open air local bazaar of Fatih. Return to your hotel around 17:30. 

NOTES

• The tour includes pickups from hotels in Sultanahmet or Taksim area. There will be an extra charge for pickup service from other locations.
• Child aged 0-2 free of charge, %30 discount for child aged under 7 years old.
• This tour is regular. Please contact us for private tour options.

Suleymaniye Mosque,
the largest mosque in Istanbul, was built by Sultan Suleyman (Suleyman the Magnificent) and designed by Mimar Sinan. Four minarets have a total of 10 serefes (balcony), which by tradition indicates that Suleyman I was the 10th Ottoman Sultan. 
Sehzade Mosque is located in Fatih, was commissioned by Magnificent Suleyman in memory of his son by Hurrem. It is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture. 
Valens Aqueduct is called also Bozdoğan Kemeri. It is a Roman aqueduct which was the major water-providing system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople. Completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD.
Fatih Mosque ordered to be built by Sultan Fatih Mehmet (Conqueror of Istanbul) by Atik Sinan. It was the first monumental project in the Ottoman imperial architectural tradition.The original mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1766. The current mosque (designed on a completely different plan) was completed in 1771 under Sultan Mustafa III by the architect, Mimar Mehmet Tahir.
Yavuz Selim Mosque is the second oldest existent imperial mosque in Istanbul. It was ordered by Magnificent Suleyman in memory of his father Selim I who died in 1520.
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by Mimar Sinan for the favorite daughter of Magnificent Suleyman.