Established in 1993, the Iznik Foundation aims to revive the traditional art of Iznik, an early ceramic-ware technique. This ... More
Established in 1993, the Iznik Foundation aims to revive the traditional art of Iznik, an early ceramic-ware technique. This has led the foundation to employ archaeologists and experts who excavate the sites of original Iznik kilns of the 15th and 16th Centuries. The foundation also tries to promote the ancient art by offering courses and research options to young students. Tourists can take a guided tour through the site of the old factory and ceramic workshops and even have the option of purchasing items at the showroom.
The Toakapi Palace is one of the largest palaces in Istanbul. Ottoman sultans resided at this palace for about 400
years. Today, it is a museum that displays large collections of Ottoman miniatures and treasures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and ...
This museum displays over one million objects which includes sarcophagi dating back to the 4th century, a collection of artifacts
introducing visitors to the origin and history of the city, one lion statue from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, 800,000 ...
Built in 1609 1616 under the ruler Sultan Ahmet I, this mosque is the only one with six minarets. It
is called the Blue Mosque due to the 20,000 blue and green toned tiles adorning its ceiling. The hand ...