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History Museum
“Die Hagia Sophia steht direkt gegenüber von der Sultan Ahmet (Blaue Moschee). Der Eintritt beträgt 30TL (10€)”
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History Museum
“Der Topkapi Palast ist auch ein sehr lohnenswerte Sehenswürdigkeit. Der Eintritt kostet 30TL (10€).”
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Museum
“Modern Art Museum of Istanbul.Check their calendar and must visit for good arts”
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Historische Stätte
“This subterranean structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul, it was constructed using 336 columns, many of which were salvaged from ruined temples and feature fine carved capitals. Its symmetry and sheer grandeur of conception are quite breathtaking, and its cavernous depths make a great retreat on summer days. Like most sites in İstanbul, the cistern has an unusual history. It was originally known as the Basilica Cistern because it lay underneath the Stoa Basilica, one of the great squares on the first hill. Designed to service the Great Palace and surrounding buildings, it was able to store up to 80,000 cu metres of water delivered via 20km of aqueducts from a reservoir near the Black Sea, but was closed when the Byzantine emperors relocated from the Great Palace. Forgotten by the city authorities some time before the Conquest, it wasn't rediscovered until 1545, when scholar Petrus Gyllius was researching Byzantine antiquities in the city and was told by local residents that they were able to obtain water by lowering buckets into a dark space below their basement floors. Some were even catching fish this way. Intrigued, Gyllius explored the neighbourhood and finally accessed the cistern through one of the basements. Even after his discovery, the Ottomans (who referred to the cistern as Yerebatan Saray) didn't treat the so-called Underground Palace with the respect it deserved – it became a dumping ground for all sorts of junk, as well as corpses. The cistern was cleaned and renovated in 1985 by the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality and opened to the public in 1987. It's now one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Walking along its raised wooden platforms, you'll feel water dripping from the vaulted ceiling and see schools of ghostly carp patrolling the water – it certainly has bucketloads of atmosphere.”
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Nachtclub
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“It has a spectecular view of Istanbul. You should go on sunset hours and see the colours of the sky with Istanbul siluette.”
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Biergarten
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“originally called the Cité de Péra, is a famous historic passage on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is filled with boutiques and meyhanes. ”
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Kunstmuseum
“Established in 2005, the Pera Museum takes its name from the original name for the Beyoğlu district and is housed in a handsome 19th century building. Known for its diverse and well-curated temporary exhibitions by artists from all over the world, the Pera Museum is also home to a permanent collection of Orientalist paintings, Anatolian weights and measures, and Kütahya tiles and ceramics on display. Pera Museum's in-house cinema screens a variety of independent features and shorts throughout the year.”
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Kunstgalerie
“This is a former Ottoman Bank now converted to SALT Galata which is one of my favorite cultural institutions in Istanbul that puts on a variety of talks, screenings and workshops, all of which are free. ”
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Museum
“Inside the museum are objects which evoke stories and memories of the Istanbul of the 1970s. Some objects, such as Füsun’s dress or driver’s license or the view from her room, are taken directly from the novel. Objects are displayed in cases corresponding to chapters in the novel. On the ground floor of the museum is a large spiral, representing the Aristotelian conception of time as the line which links the series of unbreakable, atomic moments of the “present,”—the concept from which objects of the museum link the moments of the novel to the characters living out its arc.”
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Nachtclub
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“After a romantic dinner at KiKi, one of the most hit places in Sıraselviler, you can enjoy an unforgettable night in the presence of famous DJ performances. It can be because of the smoking area and good music preference;)”
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Museum
“This church built in the 6th century, houses some of the worlds best kept mosaics and frescos. The section with the frescos is under restoration, but the rest is still totally worth a visit. ”
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History Museum
“Just a hop, skip, and jump away from Topkapi Palace, this important museum complex brings together a staggering array of artifacts from Turkey and throughout the Middle East, which sweeps through the vast breadth of history of this region. There are three separate sections in the complex, each of which are worthy of a visit: the Museum of the Ancient Orient; the main Archaeology Museum; and the Tiled Pavilion of Mehmet the Conqueror, which holds a staggering collection of ceramic art. As well as all the wonderful artifacts on display, don't miss the interesting Istanbul Through the Ages exhibit room in the main Archaeology Museum.”
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Nachtclub
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“Underground music scene grows up here, includes dj sets, concerts and good prices for drink.”
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Nachtclub
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“As the name suggests, Minimüzikhol is an intimate affair nestled in an apartment floor in the trendy Cihangir neighbourhood. Founded in 2009 by a collective of local DJs, whose previous efforts played a formative role in putting Istanbul’s electronic music scene on the map, Mini hosts local and international DJs from Thursday to Saturday. Definitely would recommend if you want to experience the subculture of Istanbul and listen to some good tunes.”
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Musik-Location
“Auf der Insel Adalar solltest du aufjedenfall gehen wenn du weibliche Begleitung hast ;) Dort gibt es keine Autos, das Einzige Fortbewegungsmittel sind Pferdekutschen. Ein Geheimtipp von mir ;)”
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Lounge
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“My go to place to hang out in this Soho-like neighbourhood (Cihangir) for smoothies, salads, bone broth, beet root cakes, vegan. vegetarian, paleo, you name it, everything is just exceptionally good! Try ordering a ginger shot & add it to your smoothie for an extra kick. 15 minute walking is worth it. You will possibly go again... PS: the website link here does not work, look it up online please, though the address is correct.”
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