Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar Museum – Istanbul

Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar Museum is 175 km (108 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Rahmi Gürpinar was one of the early Republic period writers of Turkey. His house on Heybeli Island, where he lived between 1912-1944, has been rennovated and converted into a museum by the Ministry of Culture and volunteered school theachers in 1999. The…

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Huber Mansion – Istanbul

Huber Mansion is 29 km (18 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Huber Mansion is located at Tarabya neighborhood on the European shores of the Bosphorus. Its exact construction date and architect is unknown but most probably it was built by Italian architect D’Aronco in the 19th century for a German weapons dealer, Mr. Auguste Huber….

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Hidiv Kasri – Istanbul

Hidiv Kasri is 39 km (24 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Hidiv Pavilion is located on the hills of Cubuklu neighborhood in Beykoz district on the Asian side. It was built in 1907 by Italian architect Delfo Seminati as a residence for the Ottoman governor (Hidiv or Khedive) of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pasha. The mansion…

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Haghia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Museum – Istanbul

Haghia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Museum is 11 km (6 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The ancient Byzantine church, built by Justinian I between 532-537 AD after the Nika Riot, was later converted to a mosque with the addition of minarets in mid-15th century. The remarkable structure with its 56m high immense dome is a museum…

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Galata Tower – Istanbul

Galata Tower is 15 km (9 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The Galata Tower, Galata Kulesi in Turkish, is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul. 63 meter (206 feet) high tower provides a panoramic view of the old town. It was built in the 14th century by the Genoese colony as part…

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Fire Brigade Museum – Istanbul

Fire Brigade Museum is 11 km (6 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. This museum presents a chronological history of fire fighting in Istanbul starting with the water pumpers (tulumbaci in Turkish) of Ottoman times. All kinds of fire brigade equipment, from the first motorized fire engines to firemen’s clothing and tools, are displayed. The museum…

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Fethiye Mosque (Pammakaristos Church) Museum – Istanbul

Fethiye Mosque (Pammakaristos Church) Museum is 11 km (6 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The Byzantine church was built in 1261 and dedicated to the Virgin “Pammakaristos”, The Most Happy. After the Conquest of Constantinople in 1453, it was used as a nunnery and it became the see of Christian Orthodox Patriarchate from 1455 until…

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Dolmabahce Palace – Istanbul

Dolmabahce Palace is 21 km (13 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The Dolmabahce Palace is located along the European shore of the Bosphorus Strait. Originally there was a shallow bay where the Ottoman fleet used to anchor their ships. After the 17th century the coast was filled in and converted into a nice garden with…

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Dogancay Museum – Istanbul

Dogancay Museum is 16 km (9 mile) far to Istanbul centurum.  The Dogancay Museum, Turkey’s first modern art museum, was officially opened in 2004. It is centrally located in a 150-year old historic building in the bustling section of Beyoglu in walking distance from Taksim Square. The museum provides a general overview of a small…

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Divan Literature Museum – Istanbul

Divan Literature Museum is 16 km (9 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The first dervish lodge in the city was built in 1492 and belongs to the Mevlevi order founded by Mevlana. The present wooden structure on the site dates from the late 18th century. It is situated in a large garden that includes a…

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