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Topkapi Palace

The palace of the sultans with its many courtyards and gates is more reminiscent of a fossilised camp than a palace, there are several special museums in the area. The Treasure Chamber, where the famous dagger and Spoonmaker diamond are the real rarities of the collection, and the harem, where the sultan’s wives and children lived, is not included in the ticket price to the palace.
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Aya Sofya

Aya Sofya is a remarkable mixture of Christianity and Islam, a church with minarets and a mosque with pictures of the Virgin Mary. The building is one of the wonders of world architecture which was only surpassed after a thousand years by St. Peter’s church in the 16th-century.
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Sultanahmet or The Blue Mosque

Built at the beginning of the 16th-century, this is the only mosque in Istanbul with six minarets. The building was given its name by the 20.000 blue Iznik tiles used in its construction.
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