Travel with The Art Explorers to Istanbul, the confluence of the great Christian, Moslem, and Byzantine cultures. Framed by the Marmara, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, and located on the mysterious Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is considered home to one of the wonders of the world – Hagia Sofia. Located on the European portion of Turkey, the city is a repository of historic and modern art, as well as ancient ruins and culture. Places like the Blue Mosque take ones’ breath away, while a private viewing of Topkapi Palace will allow you a chance to behold the palace’s rare artifacts and treasures.
As is the case with the Rustem Pasha Mosque, the Blue Mosque also contains striking examples of Iznik tiles. Rudy will also seek out the best of Turkish cuisine, and he will explore the Ciragan Palace Hotel, which has gorgeous views of the Bosphorus Strait.Watch Now >>
Upon visiting Sisko Carpets, Rudy learns of the stories that are weaved into each beautiful rug. Also, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque and its Iznik tiles, an art form that is thankfully being rejuvenated.Watch Now >>