Istanbul: the Capital of Empires

Event or Heritage: 
Heritage
Istanbul, located on the crossroads of the routes of the Silk Road, served as an imperial capital to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires throughout nearly 1500 years and became a metropolis bringing unique cultures, nations and religions together. İstanbul is full of highly magnificent edifices. İstanbul’s most impressive edifices are located in a triangle-shaped area called “The Historical Peninsula” that extends between Marmara Sea, Golden Horn and the historical walls of İstanbul. This area that is home to the most spectacular structures of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires is inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Type of heritage: 
Tangible (monuments, buildings, architecture, landscapes)
Silk road connection: 
located on Silk Road
Name of the Organization: 
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Type of the Organizer: 
Government
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Istanbul: the Capital of Empires
Turkey
41° 0' 29.6568" N, 28° 58' 42.0924" E
Istanbul: the Capital of Empires
Turkey
41° 0' 29.6568" N, 28° 58' 42.0924" E