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Situated outside the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, Turkey is the Dolmabahçe Clock Tower. The clock tower dates back to 1890 and 1895. Built 89 ft in height, the tower stands in front of its Treasury Gate along the European waterfront of Bosphorus.
The Dolmabahçe Clock Tower towers in Istanbul is one of Istanbul’s most notable tourist attractions. The location places the clock tower adjacent to Dolmabahçe Palace, the Dolmabahçe Mosque, near the Gate of the Sultan and Gate of the Treasury.
A stunning and important site in Istanbul, Turkey is the Bosphorus Bridge. The two suspension bridges 3,524 ft is currently the 22nd-longest suspension bridge span in the world.
The eight lanes wide bridge was once accessible to pedestrians so they could walk over the bridge, today no pedestrians or commercial vehicles are allowed to navigate through the bridge.
Notable attractions include Hagia Sophia located in Istanbul, Turkey. The once basilica, former imperial mosque and now a museum began construction in 537 until 1453. It served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople.
The massive dome contains holy relics and has become one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. The Hagia Sophia is the second most visited museum in Turkey and attracts almost 3.3 million visitors annually.
Have you heard of Pamukkale located in southwestern Turkey? The city is known for its hot springs and travertines. Tourist have flocked to Pamukkale to bathed in its pools for thousands of years. Because of this, hotels are on the rise which were built over the ruins of Hierapolis. Since it has been included as a World Heritage Site in 1988, the hotels have been demolished and replaced with artificial pools. You can find natural pools and hot springs of Pamukkale as well as hanging limestone wall.
Turkey might not seem like an obvious choice for your upcoming European vacation, but adding it to your itinerary might be interesting and life changing.
Would Istanbul be your choice for an upcoming European travel destination?