Discover Constantinopole and the masterpieces of the Byzantium architecture such as the Hagia Sophia and the Underground cistern Yerebatan after a little walk in the ancient hippodrome...
- The Hippodrome of Constantinople
- Hagia Sophia
- Underground Basilica Cistern
- Chora Church
Constantinople was the capital of the Greco-Roman empire for more than 10 centuries. During that time, emperors of the New Roman Empire has spent a lot to establish the most beautiful city of all times and they managed by the 10th Century and Constantinople was a mouthwatering city for all the commanders of the world but only one was able to pass the gigantic walls of the city. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you to a journey in time into the ages of the Roman Empire. You will first walk in the Hippodrome which was the social center and a stadium as well where the Greco-Romans watched horse races. The Obelisk of Thutmose III, The Walled Obelisk and the Serpent Column still embellish the quarter. You will continue to the Hagia Sophia then to see the masterpiece of Anatolian Greco-Roman architecture. The huge dome is decorated with mosaics along with the main apse and the walls in the upper galleries. The structure was the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church until the 15th Century and was moved to Fener neighborhood of Istanbul. You will go underneath Istanbul then to see the big Yerebatan Cistern which was just one of the water sources of the palaces and the gardens of the city. Our guide will take you to lunch afterwards nearby the Chora Church. Once located outside the city walls, Chora church is now in the middle of the attractive old city of Istanbul and preserving the best preserved mosaics of Anatolia. After a coffee break by the church, your guide and driver will drop you to your hotel.
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