DID YOU KNOW?
CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
St. Anthony of Padua is the largest church and basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul.
Also known as the First Bridge, it spans the Bosphorus Strait and bridges the gap between Asia and Europe.
The tower was built in 1348 was used to house prisoners of war, later became an observatory, but now offers a 360-degree viewing gallery of the city.
HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM
The Hagia Sophia is 1,479 years old and the materials used to construct were sourced from all over the Byzantine Empire.
According to a Turkish legend, the emperor had the tower built in the middle of the Bosphorus to protect his daughter from the prophecy.
Trams returned to the Beyoğlu in 1990 as a heritage tram line, operating on İstiklal Caddesi between Taksim and Tünel. Rolling stocks were same as the pre-1966 trams.
By far the largest commuter ferry system in the world is the Ferries in Istanbul, operated by IDO with 87 vessels serving 86 ports of call.
The simit cart is designed based on the aesthetic of nostalgic tram.
SIMIT & TEA
Archival sources show that the simit has been produced in Istanbul since 1525 and drinking tea with simit is a tradition.
In its heyday, the bazaar was the last stop for the camel caravans that traveled the Silk Road from China India and Persia.
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