TRADITIONAL TURKISH BATHS Turkish bath is called as hammam. In Ottoman times, hammams have been social centers for hundreds of years. There is an incredible environment, architecture, service and everything of absolutely necessary to see. When you come to Turkey, do not forget to go to a hammam. Turkish baths that was built with the
TURKISH COFFEE Turkish coffee culture has an original identity and tradition with its special taste, foam, cooking, presentation. It is one main element in religious aids, relatives and neighbors visits. TURKISH COFFEE RITUAL Turkish coffee culture and tradition itself is a symbol of hospitality, friendship, refinement and entertainment that permeates all walks of life. An
Turkish delight, one of the most well-known foods of the Turkish cuisine, is also one of the most popular traditional sweets from Turkey. Turkish delight dating back to the Ottomans has an important place in daily life and culture. Turkish delight, presented as a gift for special visits, served as refreshment to visitors, first choice
Tea has a great and indisputable place in the cultural life of Turkey. On the one hand, tea comes first among the most consumed beverages in the country, but also Turkey ranks by far first in the world in terms of per capita tea consumption. According to The UN Food and Agriculture Organization data, in
A Dervish is a Muslim religious man who is undergoing an apprenticeship of learning the profession that will bestow him with eternal livelihood. Whirling is one of the various methods, which is used by the Sufis (Islamic ascetics) to get closer to their revered Allah (God). Whirling Dervishes perform near the Mevlevi Museum in Konya
IN THE DEPTHS OF HISTORY One of the magnificent ancient buildings of İstanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sofia. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), this big underground water reservoir is called as “Yerebatan Cistern” among the public because of the underground marble columns. As there used to
Although it is not completely certain as to when the Galata Tower was built, it is claimed that the it was built during the reign of the Byzantian Emperor, Iustinianos in 507 CE. It was called the Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) by the Genoese and the Megalos Pyrgos (The Great Tower) by the Byzantines.
The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga in the sultan 1. Ahmet’s time between (1609-1616) years. It is located on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome. It is called by Europeans as Blue because of its interior blue tiles