Istanbul Is An Open-Air Museum
Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Şerefiye Cistern, Museum of Islamic Arts, Istanbul Archeology Museum, Hagia Eirene Church, Kariye Museum and many other historical and cultural works.
Did I count too many works?
Please don’t say I counted too many works?
The city we call Istanbul is more than a city, it is an open-air museum.
There are museums, aqueducts, obelisks, Roman and Byzantine period columns, old cemeteries and historical squares that we have not yet mentioned.
When I get on the bus to foreign tourists that I show you around Istanbul, before I start my presentation, I always ask, do any of you have visited Rome before?
In each group there are necessarily a few people who have visited Rome.
Sometimes I see that the majority of the group had visited Rome before coming to Turkey.
My purpose in asking this is that Rome as a historical city is on seven hills.
Istanbul, as a historical city like Rome, is on seven hills.
Therefore, a person who has visited Rome before will understand Istanbul better.
Or we can think of the opposite.
A person who has visited Istanbul before can understand Rome better.
Geographically, it is an interesting subject to say how many hills some historical cities are located on.
If we go back to the special of Istanbul, Istanbul is an open-air museum because it has different historical and cultural beauties on each of its seven hills.
I will continue to explain Istanbul.
My next article will be about the details of the hills of this beautiful city.