2 Istanbul Jewels and Baklava Overdose!

June 3rd, 2012 no comments yet

Istanbul’s main attractions steal all the attention from visitors but we found there’s a handful of sights tucked away in remote areas of the city that should not be missed. Today we headed to the Chora Church which is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples of the byzantine era. The frescoes and mosaics in this little church are in perfect shape thanks in part to the plastering made by the Ottomans when they converted it into a mosque.

After a succulent Kebab lunch in the western districts we headed to the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, designed by Mimar Sinan, the most renown architect from the Ottoman empire. The interior walls and columns have great quantities of Iznik titles making it a feast for the eye.

Lat but not least, Baklava Overdose in Karaköy Güllüoğlu The real origin of Baklava is unknown but this thing is so delicious no wonder why both Turks and Greeks claim it as a national dish!

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