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  • Byzantium Along the Golden Horn

    Fatih – Balat – Fener, İstanbul

    The ancient city of Byzantion stretched from the Historical Peninsula to the Golden Horn. The name “Golden Horn” derives from its color during sunset. In recent years, the modern buildings of the area were removed, and many historic buildings were excavated and then opened as museums. There are several churches and mosques along with a palace of the Eastern Roman Empire here. The local houses and neighborhood add a unique atmosphere to this area.

    SEE
    • Hagia Theodosia (Gül Cami)
    • Theotokos Panaghiotissa (Kanlı Kilise)
    • Kariye Mosque (former Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
    • Church of Saint Mary of Blachernae (Panaya Vlaherna Holy Spring)
    • Pantocrator Church (Zeyrek)
    • Constantine Lips Monastery (Feneri İsa Cami)
    • Theotokos Kyriotissa (Kalenderhane Cami)
    • Hagia Theodoro- Church Mosque of Vefa (Vefa Kilise Cami)
    • Church of Sergius & Bacchus (Küçük Ayasofya Cami)
    • Church of Panagia Mouhliotissa, Fener
    • Ecumenical Patriarchate of İstanbul & Church of St. George
    TASTE
    • Lakerda (pickled bonito)
    • Pilaki (bean salad)
    • Kurufasulye (whitebean stew) and pilav
    • Pickles
    SMELL
    • Bosphorus
    • Simit
    • Chestnut
    • Grilled corn on the cob
    TOUCH
    • The colorful houses in Balat
    • The stones of the Galata Tower
    LISTEN
    • The bells of the street cable car
    • Ship horns