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Rick Steves' Europe: Istanbul, Turkey

A bustling modern metropolis, the Turkish city also reminds travelers that the charm of traditional cultures is still something to value

Interior of Blue Mosque

Interior of Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey
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In 1609, Sultan Ahmet I ordered the construction of the spectacular Blue Mosque that would rise next to, and rival, Hagia Sophia.

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