Historical Sites Under Renovation
With the new year of 2023 approaching, a plethora of world-renowned historical sites previously under renovation are finally ready to welcome the public through a fresh lens. The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı) has opened its doors following a two year renovation, in which one can discover its opulent marble columns as well as the iconic Medusa headstone. Revel in the special ambience of this ancient cistern with tailor made activities or meetings through our destination management company! Another new edition is the Istanbul Archeology Museums, made up of three separate buildings that hold significant artifacts from almost the majority of eras and civilizations in world history. This is a particularly eclectic venue in which guests can explore the rich historical artifacts with emphasis on Islamic Art and the Ancient Orient.
The Yedikule Fortress, located in the district of Fatih is up and running, and even hosted a large exhibition for the Istanbul Biennial. Originally built in 1458 by the orders of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, this fortress is famously known as the Golden Gate of Istanbul. Within this historical relic, an array of organizations may be planned in order to maximize your time in Istanbul in a truly singular nature.
Many more historical sites still continue finalizing their renovations such as the epochal Maidens Tower (Kız Kulesi) found in Üsküdar just 200 meters from the coast, lying on a small islet. It is the perfect location to host potential private tours or events alongside a unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Strait. In addition to this, The Palace of Boukoleon (Bukaleon Sarayı) as well as the Rumeli Fortress (Rumelihisari) are both underway with renovations in which groups may plan their incentive trips in Istanbul.
The Boukoleon Palace is a symbol of the legacy left to us from the Byzantine Emperors. This site is a mere 10 minute walking-distance from other well-known and important sites of Turkey such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. While the Rumeli Fortress, which rests upon the hills of the European banks of the Bosphorus is home to a large lush garden, in which individuals may host various types of incentive events, meetings, or VIP tours catered to their specified guests. Don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime experience at these enchanting sites in which we, as MEPTUR, can plan all manners of incentive travel events in Istanbul!