Chora Church, Suleymaniye Mosque, City Wall of Constantineople,
City Walls Constantinople Initially built by Constantine the Great, the walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. As the city grew, the famous double line of the Theodosian Walls was built in the 5th century. Ultimately the city fell from sheer force of Ottoman forces on 29 May 1453 after a 6-week siege.
The Chora Church ( Kariye Muzesi )was originally built as part of a monastery complex outside the walls of Constantinople, to the south of the Golden Horn. Its fabolous Byzantine mosaics, is set apart from the other major sights in the north-western corner of Old Istanbul.
Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) “was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural genius of Mimar Sinan”. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558.
Please note that the order in which sights are visited may vary.