Home Tags Daily istanbul tour

Tag: daily istanbul tour

Daily Istanbul Tour – from Mese to Divan Yolu

‘The Road to the Imperial Council’ from Sultanahmet Square to Beyazit Square is an enjoyable Istanbul history lesson during Daily Istanbul Tour.

Daily Istanbul Tour, Walking Tours Istanbul, Istanbul Divan road MeseDivan Yolu, the “Road to the Imperial Council,” was once the imperial road from Constantinople to Rome (map). It takes its Turkish name from Ottoman times, when it was in fact the “Road to the Imperial Council” (Divan) in Topkapi Palace.

When it was laid out by Constantine the Great in the early 300s AD; Divan Yolu (dee-vahn yoh-loo) was the Mese. It was the main boulevard leading from the city centre on Seraglio Point to the Golden Gate in the city walls; where it met the road to Rome.

The beginning point of the Mese was marked by the Milion; a grand monumental structure called a ‘tetrapylon’ (‘four-tower’); four towers at the corners of a square footing, topped by a dome.

315FansLike
688FollowersFollow
516FollowersFollow
524SubscribersSubscribe
Istanbul
clear sky
5.5 ° C
6 °
5 °
100 %
6.7kmh
0 %
Wed
9 °
Thu
11 °
Fri
12 °
Sat
12 °
Sun
11 °

Topkapi Palace

A fairytale of colourful stories Private tours Istanbul have a bag full of stories; Once upon a time, there were many characteristic sultans of the Ottoman Empire,...

Istanbul Modern

Where beauty is born Private tours Istanbul will help you see Istanbul in a different light. Istanbul is not only history. It is also one...

Heybeliada

The ‘saddlebag’ that makes a holiday perfect - walking tour Istanbul Heybeliada, Heybeli ada or simply Heybeli is the greenest and the second biggest island...

Blue Mosque

A real eye-catcher with the beautifully-arranged cascade of domes Customized Istanbul tour like to present you the Blue Mosque. It is one of the most prominent...

Grand Bazaar

Daily Tours Istanbul - The first shopping mall of the world!? Grand Bazaar is the first mall of the world. It is the ideal place...