10 things you need to know about Istanbul that may be you have never heard in your life :))
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1 – The only city in the world with land on two continents, Istanbul has land in both Europe and Asia.
2 – Istanbul is the capital of many civilizations such as Rome, Latin, Eastern Rome and the Ottoman Empire, and is one of the oldest cities in the world.
3 – The Grand Bazaar, home to more than 3000 shops and almost impossible to see in one day, is the oldest shopping center in the world.
4 – Built in 1875, the 573 -mt long tunnel is the second oldest subway in the world. Also, Istanbul has the 23rd longest metro line in the world.
5 – Yeditepe Istanbul refers to a small part of Istanbul covering only the Historic Peninsula. Although the name of the hills has been forgotten today, the hills can be stated as follows;
– Topkapı Sarayı, Sarayburnu ve Ayasofya
– Çemberlitaş, Nuruosmaniye Camii ve Cağaloğlu
– Beyazıt ve Süleymaniye Camileri
– Fatih ve Zeyrek Kilise Camileri
– Yavuz Sultan Selim Camii, Fener ve Rum Lisesi
– Edirnekapı, Mihrimah Camii ve Tekfur Sarayı
– Çapa, Cerrahpaşa, Samatya ve Haseki Külliyesi
6 – Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city, is one of the world’s five most populous city. But this is not limited to the last century. Istanbul was among the most populous cities in the world in the 1500s.
7 – Found that most mosques in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. Today, there are more than 3000 mosques in Istanbul, including the world’s most popular mosques.
8 – Beside the Bosphorus, Istanbul is also one of the few cities surrounded by seas.
9 – With its history dating back to ancient times, Istanbul is also the home of historical buildings. Hagia Triada Church, Fener Greek Patriarchate and Galata Tower are just a few of these buildings.
10 – In addition to being one of the fastest growing tourist cities in the world, Istanbul is also one of the fastest growing trade centers.