Place to visit in Singapore: Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace As Well As Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Business Office 1

We were inward Istanbul, Turkey.

We were inward Istanbul, Turkey! This was an overnight port of call. This port was the highlight of our cruise. The transportation would expire inward at 1pm. All aboard fourth dimension was the adjacent twenty-four sixty minutes menses at 7:30pm. We had enough of fourth dimension to explore.We were docked at Sali Pazari Pier, which was real convenient.
  This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1


This was Findikli Tram station. Walking hither was real easy. Head out to the primary port gates, possess got a right too walk close v minutes. Total fourth dimension to expire hither from the transportation is close ten minutes. Trams were quite frequent. Cost was 4 Turkish Lira per person, my kids travelled free. This was Findikli Tram station.     This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

The video below starts amongst Findikli Tram station too waiting for the Tram. This afternoon, nosotros would possess got the Tram to Gulhane too and thus walk to Topkapi. It was quite a walk because at that topographic point was an uphill clilmb, but nosotros made it.  The video shows you lot a glimpse of the Topkapi Palace.



The Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for close 400 years of their 600 twelvemonth reign. Today, it is a museum too a major tourist attraction. It contains many exhibits, including Muhammad's cloak too sword (as claimed yesteryear the museum). This museum became a UNESCO Heritage Site, too is described equally "the best examples of ensembles of palaces of the Ottoman period.

Walking into the complex.
  This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

The house was rather large, amongst many rooms to explore, too also many tourists. We took close 1.5 hours to persuasion the rooms. We definitely didn't comprehend all the exhibits too didn't come across the Harem either. But I mean value nosotros saw the most of import ones.
  This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

Thereafter, nosotros walked towards the Hagia Sophia. I used my telephone GPS to direct me. The Hagia Sophia was merely adjacent to the Topkapi. We exited the Topkapi chemical compound through these gates. Notice the armed guards.
  This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

Once you lot exited the right gates, she was there, close 200M. However, she was shut today. So nosotros decided to expire on to the Blue Mosque, which was merely contrary the Hagia Sophia, on the other halt of the Sultan Ahmet square.

This is the Hagia Sophia. Closed today. So nosotros volition come upwards dorsum tomorrow.   This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

That's the Blue Mosque inward the distance, located right contrary the Hagia Sophia.   This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

Note the opening hours. I am non certain if these hours alter on a daily basis, but it is non opened upwards the entire day. The Blue Mosque is used yesteryear worshippers for their prayers.   This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

The official mention is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, built yesteryear Sultan Ahmet I, on the site of majestic palace of the Byzantine empire, contrary the Hagia Sophia (or Ayasofya equally the Ottomans called it). The Blue Mosque is called Blue because of the bluish pigment used. See this flick of the interior.   This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

Interesting to greenback that Pope Benedict XVI visited the Blue Mosque on xxx November 2006. This was alone the 2nd papal take in inward history to a Muslim house of worship.   This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1

I made this video of our trip into the Blue Mosque. This house is definitely a 'must-see' inward Istanbul. The insides were first-class too peaceful.



Move on to Part two of our remain in Istanbul, Turkey.

  This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1  This port was the highlight of our cruise Istanbul Turkey, Topkapi Palace too Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) Part 1
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