Istanbul Mosaic Tour
1. Suleimaniye mosque (the tomb of Roksolana and the Sultan) — she was the daughter of a modest priest from the western Ukraine. He was the master of the half of Eurasia. It seemed that they should not have met, but the destiny decided otherwise. Roksolana — the first Slavic woman — the favourite wife of the Turkish sultan. The mosque Suleimaniye was built for her — the temple that can compete with the beauty of Hagia Sophia .
2. Mosaic museum in Chora church — The real beauty is always inconspicuous . Chora church is one of the most beautiful in Istanbul, but inside it is simple and modest. Inside the temple there are the most beautiful mosaics of Byzantium. Here the prayers to the young God were offered up by the first Christians of Constantinople.
3. Dolmabahce palace — The palace, the luxury of which can compete with Versailles, its prestige — with Westminser Abbey. The last shelter of the Ottoman sultans, Dolmabahce, strikes with its luxury even the seasoned tourists. The pictures of Aivazovsky, gold, the pianos of the 19th century and the arms, encrusted with precious stones — only the small part of Dolmabahce luxury.