Istanbul Day 3 – Aya Sofia, Dolmabahce, Taksim, Galata Tower

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Aya Sofia
Aya Sofia. Now a museum, Aya Sofia keeps evidences that it once a church and mosque
The dome is 30 m in diameter and supported by 40 massive ribs constructed of special hollow bricks
Great mosaics upstairs
Obelisk of Theodosius - Hippodrome
Dolmabahce Mosque and Palace
Dolmabahce Clock Tower
Dolmabahce. Entrance Gate. On the left side is the ticket counter
Dolmabahce Palace enjoys a strategic position in Bosphorus Strait
Visit into palace is through a guided tour. No individual visit. Turkish and English tours are available at scheduled times
Istiklal Caddesi, Taksim, shown here with crowds and nostalgic tram
This nostalgic tram plys between Taksim Square to Galata through the famous Istiklal Caddesi
Galata Tower
View towards Old City from rooftop cafe, Anemon Galata Hotel
Galata Tower