The Hippodrome Square, built in 203 AD, has been the cultural center of several empires for centuries. The Romans held spectacular competitions here, and during the Ottoman Empire, magnificent palace events were held on the square. Now this place, surrounded by ancient monuments, beautiful fountains, museums and mosques, for many is the starting point for exploring Istanbul. While listening to the music of the Old City from the tram bells and azans of the Blue Mosque, enveloped in the aromas of fresh baked goods and roasted chestnuts, you can immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Istanbul. You will see the Serpentine Column cast from bronze shields (479 BC), donated in 1901 by Kaiser Wilhelm II to the German fountain with golden mosaics, as well as the oldest monument in Istanbul - the Egyptian obelisk (XVI century BC) , and you will learn from the stories of our guide how much more impressive this structure would have been if it had not been for an accident. The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning the Topkapi Palace is the legendary love story of Roksolana and Sultan Suleiman that arose within its walls. Thanks to the world-famous TV series "The Magnificent Century", many of us could see the interior of the palace and observe the life of its inhabitants. However, this is only a small part of the wealth of the current museum with 65,000 of the world's rarest exhibits. For 400 years, 25 sultans ruled here, intrigues were woven in the labyrinths of rooms, corridors and gardens, executions were carried out, the fate of the entire Ottoman Empire was decided ... You can touch the history yourself and see the Harem hidden from prying eyes, original costumes of sultans and courtiers, strictly guarded sacred relics, a collection of weapons and jewels of unique beauty. The executioner's fountain and stones, where the heads of convicts were exhibited, huge palace kitchens, where food was prepared daily for 5,000 people, and much more - all this awaits you on the territory of the Topkapi Palace. The Blue Mosque is the main mosque of the city and one of the symbols of Istanbul and all of Turkey. Built in 1616 by order of Sultan Ahmed I, with original interior decoration and a shrine specially brought from Mecca, the Blue Mosque amazes with its external grandeur and beauty of decoration. During its construction, the best techniques of architectural architecture of those times were used, it is not for nothing that it attracts not only believers from all over the world, but also crowds of tourists. During the tour, you will learn about the worldwide scandal associated with the construction of the building, as well as reveal the secrets of its balconies and minarets. Roksolana Hamam is a Turkish bath built by the famous architect Mimar Sinan in 1556 in honor of the beloved wife of Sultan Suleiman. A surprisingly simple and original solution made this hammam the first bathhouse that could accept both men and women at the same time. You will be able to inspect the outside of the unique building and learn the stories and legends associated with it.