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The Prisoner of Sultan Tour, Istanbul

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 witgh its luxury even the seasoned tourists. The pictures of Aivazovskii, gold, the pianos of the 19th century and the arms, encrusted with precious stones — only a small part of Dolmabahce luxury.

4. The walk along the Bosphorus — only during this walk and standing on the deck of a ship, swimming along the most beautiful strait of Eurasia, you will see the houses of millionairs and houses-islands, palaces and castles of sultans. In Turkey they say: «If you feel sad, go towards the Bosphorus» . Dispel your saddness for years in advance – go to Istanbul.

  
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