Highlights / Info
- Discover architecture of Ottoman Empire
- Learn the most famous architecte Mimar Sinan
- Visit place you’ll never be able to visit alone
Tour Duration : 7 hours
Live Guide : French, English, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Pick Up service: From the hotel
This program is about to discover the evolution of Ottoman religious achitecture and heritage of one of the greatest architect of Ottomna Empire, Mimar Sinan.
Visit of mosques, medreses (schools) of libraries and of mausoleums.
The itinerary starts with the visit of Murad Pacha Mosque (1471). It is one of the oldest mosques built by Ottomans in Istanbul ands still preserves pre Ottoman architecture.
The floor has a plan of a T reverse and covert by two independent domes. Then walk to Beyazit Mosque (1506) ; the floor of the mosque has a T reverse shape but covert with one cupola central carried by two columns like the ones of St.Sophie.
Visit of Piyale Pacha Mosque: a piece unusual of famous architect Sinan ; a genious challenge againts old school architecture.
Visit of Kilic Ali Pacha Mosque, another master piece of Sinan; this time he quits the plan reverse T but keeps the plan of St.Sophie to cover the roof.
The lunch will be followed by Fatih Mosque and its complex. Built under the rule of Sultan Mehmed II. The Conqueror ordered the construction of the mosque on the ruines of of the church Saintes-Apotres or Contantin 1st, the founder was burried.
The visit of old Medrese of Cedid Ali Pacha, constructed by Sinan will allow us to know the Ottoman educational system.
Visit of Mihrimah Mosque; according to most of the historians of art, this is an baroque artwork built in 16th Century a İstanbul by genious architect, Sinan.
The program will end with the visit of Mesih Mehmed Pacha Mosque; an art work built by Davud Agha, a disciple of Sinan.
Terms & conditions
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service (transportation depending on your hotel location)
- Services of a private guide
- Entrance fee in the visited monument
What’s not included
- Personal expenses
Pick up from the lobby of the hotel.
*all tours to be booked at least 72 hours in advance, subject to availability.