10 Sights in Zeytinburnu, Turkey (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Zeytinburnu, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Zeytinburnu, Turkey.

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1. Meryem Ana Rum Manastiri

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The Monastery of the mother of God at the Spring or simply Zoödochos Pege is an Eastern Orthodox sanctuary in Istanbul, Turkey. The present church, built in 1835, bears the same dedication as the shrine erected in this place between the end of the fifth and the beginning of the sixth century. After several renovations, this building was destroyed in the first half of the fifteenth century by the Ottomans. The complex got its name from a nearby holy spring, reputed to have healing properties. For almost fifteen hundred years, this sanctuary has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Greek Orthodoxy.

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2. Surp Pırgiç Kilisesi

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Surp Purgic is a church in Karaköy district, Beyoglu district, Istanbul, Turkey. The church was a Catholic Armenian of the Ottoman Empire and part of Sultan II. According to Mahmoud's decree of October 7, 1831, this was the first church they built in Istanbul. On May 12, 1832, Bishop Anton Nurisian and Nasser Agobos Chukurian announced the foundation stone laying ceremony of this church on Jesus Circumcision Day (January 13, 1834).

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3. Kapalı Çarşı

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The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazaar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.

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4. Bozdogan Su Kemeri

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The Aqueduct of Valens was a Roman aqueduct system built in the late 4th century AD, to supply Constantinople – the capital of the eastern Roman empire. Construction of the aqueduct began during the reign of the Roman emperor Constantius II and was completed in 373 by the emperor Valens. The aqueduct remained in use for many centuries. It was extended and maintained by the Byzantines and the Ottomans.

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5. Kalenderhane Camii

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Kalenderhane Mosque is a former Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. With high probability the church was originally dedicated to the Theotokos Kyriotissa. The building is sometimes referred to as Kalender Haneh Jamissi and St. Mary Diaconissa. This building represents one among the few extant examples of a Byzantine church with domed Greek cross plan.

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6. Arap Camii

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Arap Mosque is a mosque in the Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. The building was originally a Roman Catholic church erected in 1325 by the friars of the Dominican Order, near or above an earlier chapel dedicated to Saint Paul in 1233. Although the structure was altered during the Ottoman period, it is the only example of medieval religious Gothic architecture remaining in Istanbul.

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7. Kıztaşı

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The Column of Marcian is a Roman honorific column erected in Constantinople by the praefectus urbi Tatianus (450-c.452) and dedicated to the Emperor Marcian (450-57). It is located in the present-day Fatih district of Istanbul. The column is not documented in any late Roman or Byzantine source and its history has to be inferred from its location, style and dedicatory inscription.

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8. Zeyrek Molla Cami

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Zeyrek Mosque or Monastery of the Pantocrator, is a significant mosque in Istanbul, made of two former Eastern Orthodox churches and a chapel. It represents the most typical example of architecture of the Byzantine middle period in Constantinople and is, after Hagia Sophia, the second largest religious edifice built by the Byzantines still standing in Istanbul.

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9. Galata Kulesi

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Galata Kulesi Fatih Yasin Köroğlu / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Galata Tower or with the current official name Galata Kulesi Museum is a tower in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Its namesake is the quarter where it's located, Galata. Built as a watchtower as a part of the Walls of Galata, the tower is currently being used as an exhibition place and a museum. It's one of the symbols of Beyoğlu and Istanbul.

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10. Cihangir Camii

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Cihangir Camii Geneviève PETIT / CC BY-SA 3.0

Cihangir Mosque is located on Cihangir Hill in Beyoglu Purtelash District. The first mosque was built by Kununi Sultan Suleiman for Hizad Jihangir, built in Mimar Southwest (1559). Later, the mosque collapsed several times in earthquakes and fires, the last time in 1889. Abdulhamid refurbished it.

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