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In this tour you can discover the most important monuments of Ottomans such as:
• The Topkapi Palace was once the home of Sultans. We will have a chance to see the Imperial Treasury, where there are priceless works of art on display as well as textiles, jewels, swords, and the 86-carat Spoonmaker’s diamond, along with solid gold candlesticks the height of an average man.
• Suleymaniye Mosque, the biggest mosque in the city, built under the mandate of Sultan Suleyman the magnificent. Suleymaniye is on a hill which has a fantastic view over the city.
• Rüstem Pasha Mosque, located in an old and busy market area of Eminonü. The Rüstem Pasha mosque is well known for its beautiful Iznik (Nicea) tiles of the 16th century, covering entire walls.
• Spice Bazaar, A beautiful market also known as the Egyptian Bazaar because most of spices sold in this bazaar came from Egypt.
Please note that the Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays and that it is replaced by Dolmabahçe Palace.