Thursday, April 19, 2012

Turkey attracts tourists with its wealth of religious

 Turkey is growing rapidly not only in cultural and historical tourist destinations - the country attracts more and more tourists who are interested in religious tours.
Religious or pilgrimage tourism in Turkey enjoys growing popularity. These tours are ideal for those who want to trace the history of their religion, the Bible places to visit and hear the legends associated with the apostles.
One of the most popular religious attractions is the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which is a great heritage of Christian and Muslim culture. Originally it was a church, which was later converted into a mosque of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Here tourists can see one of the most beautiful architectural designs. The contemplation of the magnificent dome makes the tourists breathless, because its diameter is nearly 31 meters, height - 56 meters. Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ephesus, located near the Aegean Sea, is one of the greatest cities in Asia Minor. This is a sacred place for Christians, because of its close association with the biblical characters, such as the Apostle Paul, John the Baptist and Mary.
Also popular religious attractions include: St. Peter's Church and the Church of the Monastery of the Saviour in Chora.

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