Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance, for competition.
Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.
Hagia Sophia is both a symbolic and an axis for Christians and Muslims, as well as a touristic and spiritual center of attraction for people from many faith groups.
In the 15th and 16th centuries it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.
The Grand Bazaar, located in the center of Istanbul, in the middle of Beyazıt, Nuruosmaniye and Mercan districts, is the world's largest bazaar and one of the oldest covered bazaars.