Posted by :GreciaPosted date : December 2, 2014In European HolidayComments Off on 5 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Turkey
Turkey is one among the best countries that has best tourist attractions in the world. Tourists from Europe, Asia and from other parts of the world flock the country to see these attractions. It has ancient places with vast history, famed cuisine and diverse cultures that you can’t dare to miss when you visit the place. The 5 top rated tourist attractions in Turkey are also among the best world’s attraction.
Hagia Sophia Museum
Located in Istanbul and also known as an Aya Sofia museum. Constructed in the sixth century by the Roman Engineers as a basilica for the Eastern Roman Emperor for Justinian 1. The monument is 82m in length, 73m in width and 55m in height. In 1204, as a church, it was rooted by the fourth crusaders and in the 15th Century, it was converted into a mosque when the city was raided by the Ottomans. In 1935, it was made a museum which has become the top most tourist attraction in Turkey. It has been named as the eighth world’s wonder. The museum is always open every day except on Mondays. The visiting hour during winter is from 09.00 to 1700 with the last entry at 1600. For summer days, the museum is open from 09.00 to 1900 with the final entry being at 1800. For passes into the museum, they are obtained from the box office in the Hagia Sophia Museum.
It is one of the ancient city in Turkey built in 10th century BC by Attic and Ionian Greek who were colonialists. The city is located in Selcuk, Izmir province. Ephesus has the best preserved Roman and Greek ruins in the world. Some other attractions in this city include ancient theatre, the Library of Celsus and the Temple of Hadrian. Ephesus is where St. Paul lived and preached for two years and also it is the home of one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
Cappadocia Underground Cities
The most fascinating and beautiful underground cities in the world built under a natural rock. Its about 60m deep and was home for about 20,000 people, their livestock and food stores. The region is believed to be built in between the 7th and 8th centuries BC by the Phrygians. It is in the Derinkuyu district, Nevsehir province. It was opened for visitors in 1960 and it has several underground cities.
Built in the 15th century BC, it was used as the Imperial Palace of the Ottoman Empire. It is located in Istanbul. It is divided into different sections. First court, second court, harem, third court, treasury and fourth court. Tickets are obtained in the first court.
Also known as The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world and if you are a Muslim living outside the country, all you need is to apply for Turkey visa online. It was built from 1609 to 1619 during the Ottoman Empire and was used as the Supreme Imperial Mosque. Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the blue mosque because of the blue tiles used to decorate its interior. Also located in Istanbul, it measures 73m in length, 65m in width, 43m in height of outer dome, 23.50m in diameter of the inner dome, has 6 minarets measuring 64m in height. The total holding capacity of the mosque is 10,000. Like any other mosque, Blue Mosque has the tomb of its founder, a hospice and a madrasah.
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