Walk back in history... Visit the natural naval harbor of the Byzantines called Golden Horn because of its hornlike shape and the golden reflection of the glittering waves under the sunshine when viewed from hilltops.
Visit the Patriarchate at Fener, the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine the Great declared it the religion of the Roman Empire.
See the Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin famous for the "Hagiasma" (holy water) and the "Hagion Lousma" (sacred bath) there.
Go to St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, in particular the life and miracles of Jesus.
Visit the Anemas Dungeons which were part of the Blachernae Palace, unique in the world with its historical
and architectural structure. It consists of 14 separate dungeons, each having 2 basements below sea-level with cells for the prisoners and two towers. It was used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.
See the Tekfur Palace from outside. It was built in the 12th century adjacent to the city walls. it is the only surviving pavilion of the Blachernae Palace.
Go to the Byzantine City Walls surrounded the acropolis of Byzantium with its 22 km long fortification, 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.
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St. George's Cathedral
St. George's Cathedral (also known as the Church of St. George) has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is dedicated to the Christian Martyr, Saint George, and is also known as the "Patriarchal Church of the Great Myrrh".
Anemas Dungeons (from the Outside)
These were part of the Blachernae Palace, unique in the world for its historical and architectural structure. It consists of 14 separate dungeons, each having 2 basements below sea-level with cells for the prisoners and two towers. It was also used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.
Tekfur Palace (outside) and Byzantine City Walls
Built in the 12th century, Tekfur Palace sits adjacent to the city walls. The only surviving pavillion of the Blachernae Palace, the Byzantine City Wall is surrounded by the acropolis of Byzantium with a long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.
Tour Ends in Sultanahmet
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