Today, we began with Mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Instanbul. Then for our first full day of touring, we visited the Topkapi Palace, and the Hippodrome, the former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. Next we visited the legendary Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque. Later we visited the Hagai Sophia Church, now a museum and the Chora Museum. In the evening we enjoyed a leisurely cruise on the Bosporus.
Here are photos of the day!