Turkey

Description

Is a country full of contrasts, from flora and fauna, to landscapes that mix huge mountains and semi desertic views with majestic architecture, witness of the history of this enigmatic place. Nowadays is also home of exclusive bays and glamorous malls.

From walls dating from ancient Constantinople, to the magnificent mosques, Turkey is a favorite place of international tourism, being its capital, Istanbul, one of the most visited cities.

Istanbul

Starting the itinerary with Istanbul means getting suddenly into the heart of Turkey. although from 1923 Ankara is the capital of the country, Istanbul remains the neuralgic center of economy, culture, art and religion: turkish life. This city located in the Bosphorus is so old and new at the same time, oriental and occidental. In fact, this strait separates two continents: Europe and Asia.

Also, in this place you can admire one of the most beautiful shows of all Turkey: the wonderful red sunsets that reflect in the water. Is at that moment when the city turns into a magic place, and you can understand why it was chosen as the capital of 3 powerful empires: roman, byzantine and ottoman.

Landmarks

Hagia Sophia.  This church built by Constantine I has had different uses. From 916 to 1453 was a church, from 1480 to 1934 a mosque and from 1934 to now, a museum.

Blue Mosque. Was built between 1609 and 1616 by mandate of the Sultan Ahmed Camii. Its name is because of the covering of blue Iznik tiling walls.

Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent. It is impressive, both for its location on a hill on the western shore of Golden Horn, and for its design. Is the bigger of Istanbul and maybe, the most beautiful.

Located between the european and asian continents, Turkey has been a meeting point of West and East. From ancient walls, to magnificent mosques, Turkey is a chosen place for tourism, being its capital Istanbul, one of the most visited cities in the world.

  • Continent: Asia
  • Weather: Continental, warm at winter
  • Visa: Necessary for Mexicans