About the Maiden's Tower, famous traveler Evliya Çelebi says, "It is a four-cornered, high tower made artistically at sea at an arrow shooting distance from the land. It is exactly 80 (eighty) ells. Its surface area is two hundred feet. It has doors at the ground level at two sides." The history of the Maiden's Tower, which is located off Salacak coast and near the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus, goes back to the Byzantine period in 300 B.C. Ünlü gezgin Evliya Çelebi Kız Kulesi hakkında: " Deniz içinde karadan bir ok atımı uzak, dört köşe, sanatkarane yapılmış bir yüksek kuledir. [...]
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Let's remember first few things when we think of Istanbul... The Bosphorus, simit, the history, The Grand Bazaar and the cats... It sounds strange but street cats are one of the most important elements among the things that give a character to Istanbul. They live with inhabitants of the city together, give inspiration to artists and present a type common living, which you cannot see easily, around the world. İstanbul loves the cats and the cats love İstanbul. İstanbul denince akla gelen ilk şeyleri hatırlayalım. Boğaz, simit, tarih, Kapalı Çarşı, kediler... Kulağa garip geliyor ancak İstanbul'a karakter katan en önemli unsurlardan [...]
Since the summer has ended and the fishing ban is over, both the fishermen's counters and dining tables are cheering up. Fish is one of the best gifts presented to us by the sea and thanks to the plenty of Omega-3 in it, it is useful for heart and diabetic patients, it keeps the skin young and contributes to the mental development of children. Yaz mevsiminin bitişi ve av yasağının kalkmasıyla hem balıkçı tezgahları hem de sofralar şenleniyor. Denizin bize sunduğu en güzel armağanlardan olan balıklar, içerdikleri bol miktarda Omega-3 sayesinde kalp ve şeker hastalarına iyi geliyor, cildin genç kalmasını sağlıyor [...]
The effect of the worldwide culture '3rd wave of coffee' is being felt in Istanbul as well. Karaköy, which has been becoming more popular with each passing day, is the district where this effect is felt most intensively. The district, where in a new coffeeshop is launched almost every month, is now a center of interest for both tourists and Istanbul citizens thanks to its quite narrow streets, small boutiques and historic fabric. Tüm dünyaya yayılan 3.dalga kahve kültürünün etkisi İstanbul’da da hissediliyor. Bu etkinin en yoğun olduğu semt ise gün geçtikçe daha da popülerleşen Karaköy. Neredeyse her ay yeni bir [...]
In our traditional monthly meal days, we host pastas, each of which is more delicious than the others, this month. In the middle of the city, we elaborately cook the pasta varieties from all around the world as per their original recipes, and offer them to your taste. Our menu, which is rich in varieties, includes alternatives which we flavor with different sauces such as pesto, arrabbiata, porcini. Her ay geleneksel olarak düzenlediğimiz yemek günlerimize, bu ay birbirinden lezzetli makarnaları konuk ediyoruz. Şehrin merkezinde, dünyanın dört bir yanından makarna çeşitlerini orijinal tariflerine uygun olarak özenle pişiriyor ve siz müşterilerimizin beğenisine sunuyoruz. [...]
The Obelisk of Theodosius, also known as Dikilitaş, is an Ancient Egyptian obelisk which is located near the Serpentine Column, on the South of Sultanahmet Square. Roman Emperor Theodosius I had it transported from Egypt, and erected on its current site in 390 AD. The Obelisk, a.k.a. Dikilitaş, is one of the most ancient monuments in İstanbul, which was sitting on the Spina wall of the Hippodrome of Constantinople then. Theodosius Dikilitaşı, veya yalnızca Dikilitaş, Sultanahmet Meydanı'nın güney tarafında, Yılanlı Sütun'un yanında bulunan bir Antik Mısır dikilitaşıdır. MS 390 yılında Roma imparatoru I. Theodosius tarafından Mısır'dan getirilerek şimdiki yerine dikilmiştir. Vakti [...]
The German Fountain is a historical fountain which is located right across the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I in Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul. It was presented as a gift to Istanbul and the Sultan by German Emperor Wilhelm II. The Fountain was built in Germany, and mounted in its place in Istanbul in 1901. This fountain is an example of Neo-Byzantine architecture, and the interior of its dome is adorned with mosaics which were painted with gold. İstanbul’da Sultanahmet Meydanı`nda, Sultan I. Ahmed Türbesi`nin karşısında yer alan tarihi çeşmedir. Alman İmparatoru II. Wilhelm’in sultana ve İstanbul’a hediyesidir. Almanya’da yapılıp 1901’de İstanbul’daki yerine [...]
It is a fact that hot summer days are overwhelming. Therefore, the Istanbulites rush to parks and open air events when they have any time off work. One of these events is Uniq Open Air Movie Nights which started last year! Sıcak yaz günlerinin bunaltıcı olduğu bir gerçek. Bu yüzden İstanbullular işten vakit buldukça kendilerini parklara ve açıkhava etkinliklerine atıyor. Bunlardan bir tanesi de geçtiğimiz sene başlayan Uniq Açıkhava sinema geceleri! The opening of the event series actualised by the support of independent film enterprise Başka Sinema and BKM (Beşiktaş Cultural Center) was performed by the film “Mustang” which had its [...]
Hagia Sophia is one of the most glorious pieces of art of the historical peninsula and is one of the oldest as well since its history is 1480 years long. Hagia Sophia was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I and is the oldest cathedral in the world. It was transformed into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1453. Nowadays it serves as a museum and hosts guests from all over the world. Tarihi yarımadanın en heybetli eseri olan Ayasofya, 1480 yıllık tarihi ile aynı zamanda en eski yapılardan bir tanesi. Bizans İmparatoru I. Justinyen [...]
Basilica Cistern is one of the greatest buildings in Historical Peninsula which located around Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), the Cistern is 140 m long, and 70 m wide, and shelters 336 columns, each of which is 9 m high. Yerebatan Sarnıcı Tarihi Yarımada’daki en eski ve görkemli yapılardan bir tanesidir ve Aya Sofya ile Sultan Ahmet camilerine son derece yakındır. Bizans İmparatoru I. Justinianus (527-565), için inşa edilen sarnıç, 140 metre uzunluğunda, 70 metre genişliğindedir ve her biri 9 metre yüksekliğinde 336 sütun tarafından taşınmaktadır. Since it is so huge and glorious, [...]