Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Professional Facilities and Service Planners Demand, the Exotic Destination and Memorable Events Delegates Expect The Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC) , has everthing you need to organize memorable and successful congresses and exhibitions in the imperial city of Istanbul. The only place in Istanbul where 3,500 delegates can sit down together for a five-star gala dinner, ICEC offers you an outstanding combination of state-of-the-art facilities and superior service.

Ballroom and Auditorium

Istanbul`s Largest Ballroom and Auditorium

Kucuk Ayasofya church

Rome, Hellenism and Orient had unified here in a unique, and never imitate bled monument. Apart from the Kucuk Ayasofya church, Hagia Eirene Church, the Underground Palace (Yerebatan Sarayi) and Binbirdirek are what have survived since those glittering days. First, however; Haghia Sophia, the church of “the divine wisdom”, is the most significant indicator of the power and splendor of the Justinian period.

In spite of the internal competition and the threat of rapidly spreading Islam, the commercial power in Bosporus stayed as the most magnificent and great focus point of the Medieval age until the 13^ century. However, it was also the center of competition of noble dynasties struggling to rule this power, a corrupted administration, several intrigues and horrifying murders. After the Byzantine army had been defeated in Malazgirt in 1071, Asia Minor was taken by Selcuks; this was the first sign for the coming catastrophe of the East Roman Empire.

Constantinople ex

Personal Istanbul tour for Ethiopia Diplomatic group

Istanbul Tour Guides – Ensar – private Istanbul tour for Ethiopia Diplomatic group on 4th of March 2016

We started our tour with Blue Mosque which is one of the most famous mosques of the world. Due to the Friday pray, we couldn`t go inside. However, Ensar one of the best Istanbul tour guides talked about the Blue Mosque in Hippodrome.

It was raining a little bit when we were going around the Hippodrome. It was difficult to keep ourselves dry but it gave a great ambiance to the tour. At least, that`s what I think. Rain is always bit more difficult for Istanbul Tour Guides.

After we saw the monuments from Roman Hippodrome, we carried on to Hagia Sophia, a place that must be seen wi

Mihrimah Mosque

Mimar Sinan built this extremely beautiful mosque on the highest point of the city for Mihrimah Sultan, the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent in 1560. The mosque is one of the dazzling late-period masterpieces of the master. The significant form of the construction is lively and original: A cube, a 37m high dome on it, and a thin and long minaret next to it. The light passing through the curves of the walls with three rows of windows enlighten the area and increases feeling of relief. Edimekapi

Ortakoy Mosque

The mosque, built for Sultan Abdulmecit in the 19th, century right at the seashore, is one of the stunning examples of the late period Ottoman architecture with its elegance.

Best Port Coffee House

The biggest and the most prominent coffee house in Eyup is without a doubt the Bostan Port Coffee House. The significance of the coffee house that was opened next to the Eyup Port during the reign of Selim III, is that it was the place where prominent musicians of the period used to gather here to play. Among the regulars were Buyuk Dede Efendi and Eyubi Mehmet Bey. Musicians who gathered here used to play and sing until the evening and the most prominent, popular songs of Istanbul were written and sung here. Zekai Dede Efendi was also tutored by masters here and became the most prominent figure in Ottoman music. Built on poles nailed on the Golden Horn, the coffee house was torn down during the project of cleaning the Golden Horn of factories.


It used to be located in the park opposite the building which is now used as Health Museum in


A Breath of Fresh Art on the Danube Art town Krems and theWachau region are where high-value art meets a of world culture. Three girls hold one another by the hand, their faces turned inwards and completely concealed by their long black hair. The secretive sculpture by German artist Simon Schubert is part of the …

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Bosphorus in Istanbul

Trip to Bosphorus The visitors must absolutely take a trip to Bosphorus by ferry. The ferry passes below the two bridges, visits the landings of neighbor hoods as beautiful as paintings, and creeps away from one continent to the other, one shore to another during the whole afternoon. The commercial ships, generally with Russian flag …

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The Price of Water

Vienna can boast the world`s best tap water. But is that a reason to charge for a glass of it at a restaurant? An acquaintance of this columnist just posted a message on Facebook, and it wasn`t friendly. He wrote that, having dined that evening at a pizzeria in central Vienna, when settling the bill, …

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Divan Yolu

Divan Yolu begins at Haghia Sophia and extends to Topkapi Gate of Theodosion Walls, was the most important road of the capital during the Byzantine period. Today it is the street used for reaching the beauties in the environs: Beyazit Mosque, Kapalı Carsi (Grand Bazaar), At Meydam (Hippodrome) and Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) Cagaloglu.

At Meydam (Hippodrome)

Its construction began in 203 by Septimus Severus and it was reconstructed as hippodrome during the reign of Constantine the Great (324-337). It was a place for official celebrations and parades. Besides chariot races, circuses and political meetings used take place here. In one of them “Blues” and “Greens” had fought; and in Nika Revolt in 532, 30,000 people that rebelled against Emperor Justinianus gathered and were killed here in At Meydam. Again on these grounds, Sultan Mahmut U killed the

How the Bosphorus was frozen in 1954

Curious Eyes

The next day, it’s reported that the wind changed direction and the ices move rather to the shores of Sile and this fact lightens the Bosphorus. After that the ices quit the Bosphorus and it stops snowing, such news cover much lesser place in the newspapers. After the flow of ices, on the first Sunday when a mild weather is felt, the inhabitants of Istanbul rush to the Bosphorus. “Gece Postasi” reports the news as follows:“The inhabitanst of Istanbul watch the flow of ices covering the Bosphorus at various points and they take photos together with their families. Some tricksters trying to take advantage of this event took possession of some ice fields and they ask for money from people taking photos there.” The Bosphorus lightened due to the nice weather and the change in the wind direction is again invaded by the ices some days after. The maritime transportation is halt