Be ready for some amazing and unforgettable moments as you discover European Capitals Of Culture, Istanbul & Plovdiv.
Reasons You Should Visit Istanbul
If you want to learn everything about culture of Istanbul visit popular sites in Sultanahmet, such as the Hagia Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern, Maiden’s Tower and Galata Tower. You should start day with a traditional Turkish breakfast in Istanbul. Try a traditional lunch, special desserts, Turkish delights, have some more street foods and experience the flavors of street and traditional Turkish and Ottoman foods.
Discover Istanbul’s Art and Culture
Topkapi Palace was once the home of emperors of 3 continents. It is a must-see for everyone as it homes a great view of Istanbul, traces of hundreds of years of history and priceless treasures.
Half thousand year old mosque, built by Mehmet Agha welcomes millions of tourists every year. Fine tiles brought by Iznik make it look bluer that it is.
Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world. It’s just like shopping in those old movies. Test your bargaining skills in there and shop for fantastic gifts and souvenirs.
The Archaeology Museum of Istanbul contains priceless artifacts from the earliest civilizations of the Anatolian and Arabian peninsula, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the more than 8,000 years of history of the lands of Istanbul.
Galata Tower is one of the highest and oldest tower of Istanbul. 63 meter (206 feet) high tower provides a panoramic view of the old town. The first man ever to fly with wings, Hezarfen, jumped off Galata Tower and flew all the way to the Asian side of Istanbul. For more Visit European Capital Of Culture Istanbul
Reasons You Should Visit Plovdiv
Plovdiv is considered by many the cultural capital of the Bulgaria, especially after it was chosen as European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum
Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic museum is the second largest specialized museum of this type in Bulgaria. It is an acknowledged scientific-educational institution and an attractive center for cultural tourism.
The Balabanov House is one of the highlights of the Old Plovdiv. It is host to frequent cultural events such as exhibitions of local art, concerts, craft workshops and literary evenings.
The Odeon of Philippopolis
The Odeon of Philippopolis is situated in the Northeast corner of the Forum of Plovdiv. A building with this functional use in the central part of the Ancient city gives grounds to assume the great importance of Philippopolis as a cultural and political centre. It was found in 1988 by the archaeologists. According to the archaeological findings the building has four construction periods: from the 1st to the 4th century AD. In 1995 the Odeon is listed as a cultural value of national significance being a part of the forum complex. For more Visit European Capital Of Culture Plovdiv