By its location halfway between Europe and Asia, Istambul is a very rich city at artistic and cultural level, with an immensity of own characteristics that are born from the conjuncture of so diverse forms of life. Its past like Constantinople, one of the most important cities of the Byzantine Empire, turns into a usual destiny for the lovers of history and the cultural tourism. When we took a walk by its old streets we have the sensation of estara viajajando in the time, to times military, of artistic development and religions with fort root in the society. successful. In this article I am going to concentrate mainly in the old district, where they emphasize the well-known church of Santa Sofia and the rest of the old district, or also denominated Sultanahmet, that conferred as much pride to the present city of Istambul. Here we found already mentioned Topkapi Palace, that to turn out to be one of the most popular attractions of the city and which only can be realised by means of guided trips.
Here I work soothes of government until 1855 and lived hundreds on civil servants and women who comprised of harem. The church of Santa Sofia, who today has been reconverted museum, emphasizes by its surprising cupola and the ceilings recorded with verses of the Corn. It is dedicated to the third person of the Trinidad and is one of the most representative works of the Byzantine art. Architects Antemio de Tralles and Isidoro de Mileto were the one who constructed one of the most important works, not only of the architecture, but also of the art generally, with details including in columns, ceilings, windows and in almost all corner of the construction.