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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - Turkey

Turkey is a country with a rich history. Over a relatively small territory, the paths of the richest cultures and civilizations of Asia and Europe have crossed for centuries. As a result, unique architectural monuments of different eras appeared. Turkey is a real storehouse of fascinating and intriguing sights and here you will learn at least some of them.

Yivli Minaret

Turkey, Antalya, XIII century temple

The symbol of Antalya, which is visible from almost anywhere in the city, is the Yivli Minaret. It got its name thanks to unusual brickwork.

Akhtamar Church

Turkey, about. Akhtamar, Cathedral of the 10th century

The Church of the Holy Cross on Akhtamar Island is an ancient Armenian cathedral in Turkey in the middle of Lake Van, surrounded by picturesque mountains. The millennial church has survived almost unchanged to this day and is known for its unique bas-reliefs.

Chora Monastery

Turkey, Istanbul, XI century monastery

The island of Byzantine culture in the Muslim world is considered the most richly decorated Byzantine temple, preserved to this day.

Ayup sultan mosque

Turkey, Istanbul, XVIII century mosque

One of the most revered shrines of the Muslim world. Here the sultans were crowned, encircled by the Ottomans with their sword and proclaimed popularly rulers.

Dolmabahce Palace

Turkey, Istanbul, XIX century palace

In the XIX century, Dolmabahce was the main residence of the Sultan and the administrative center. The palace, stunning the imagination with its luxury, has become a symbol of the greatness and decline of the Ottoman Empire.

Rumel fortress

Turkey, Istanbul, XV century fortress

One of the main attractions of Turkey, thanks to which Byzantine Constantinople became Ottoman Istanbul.

Anatolian fortress

Turkey, Istanbul, XIV century fortress

The oldest Turkish architectural structure in Istanbul. The second name - Guzeljekhisary - translated from Turkish means "beautiful fortress."

Suleymaniye Mosque

Turkey, Istanbul, 16th century mosque

The business card of Istanbul - the most beautiful and most capacious mosque is also famous for the fact that here are the tombs of the legendary Suleiman and Roksolana.

Beylerbeyi Palace

Turkey, Istanbul, XIX century palace

Beylerbeyi Palace - the former summer residence of the Sultans of Istanbul and one of the most beautiful palaces on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus.

Edikule Castle

Turkey, Istanbul, XV century castle

Edikule Castle was one of the most important defensive fortresses of Byzantium, and its Golden Gate served as a triumphal arch for the festive processions of the imperial ceremony after victories.

Topkapi Palace

Turkey, Istanbul, XV century palace

Topkapi Palace is the best example of palace ensembles of the Ottoman period, according to UNESCO and one of the most famous museums in the world, where more than 65 thousand unique exhibits of the imperial era are presented.

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet)

Turkey, Istanbul, 17th century temple

Sultan Ahmet wanted to build a mosque that would surpass the beauty of St. Sophia Cathedral. Now, these two structures stand nearby, and the tourists have to decide which of them is more impressive. But Istanbul itself chose this masterpiece as the symbol of Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia)

Turkey, Istanbul, VI c. Cathedral

St. Sophia Cathedral is the greatest monument of two empires - the Byzantine and Ottoman. He served as a patriarchal Orthodox cathedral, then a mosque, and now a museum.


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