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On this tour you visit so many of the famous places in Istanbul. You begin at St. Sophie (Church of Divine Wisdom), which is one of the greatest marvels of architecture. This monument was built as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian Hippodrome and you see the remains of the giant arena that functioned as the site for chariot races, athletics events and political rallies in the old city in the Roman and Byzantine eras..
Then visit the world famous Blue Mosque which is just opposite the St. Sophia. This exquisite mosque, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet, is famous for its blue Iznik (Nicean) tiles and is unique for having six minarets. Final stop is at the Grand Bazaar, an historical shopping centre that ranks as the biggest souk in the world, with nearly 4,000 shops featuring antiques, gold, carpets and leatherwear.
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