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    What does the phrase 'Istanbul with Seven Hills' which has been spoken for centuries mean?
    Where are these 7 hills?
    One of the first things that come to mind when Istanbul is mentioned is undoubtedly Istanbul's Seven Hills.

    Gayrettepe, Esentepe, Kuştepe, Seyrantepe, Gültepe, Fikirtepe, Çamlıca hill, the 7 little-known hills of old Istanbul, the highest of which is 70 meters above sea level, giving its name to the city. Old Istanbul, which is today in the city wall, was built on seven hills:

    1. Topkapi Palace hill
    2. Çemberlitaş hill
    3. Beyazıt hill
    4. Fatih Hill
    5. Yavuz Selim hill
    6. Edirnekapı hill
    7. Koca mustafa paşa hill

    1- Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome (Horse Square), the hill where Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are located. Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Sultan Ahmet mosque is the place where every tourist who comes to Istanbul definitely goes. Apart from these structures that almost everyone knows, the "Million Stone", which is not known to many people and is the only important reason why Hagia Sophia was built here, is also here. During the Byzantine Empire, the Million stone, which was considered to be the "Center of the World" and whose clocks were adjusted accordingly, was not given the importance it deserves.
    2- The hill where Çemberlitaş, Yeni Mosque and Nuriosmaniye Mosque are located
    3- Beyazıt Mosque, the hill where the University and Süleymaniye are located, and the place where the fire station inside the University is located.
    4- The hill where Fatih Mosque is located
    5- The facade facing the Golden Horn on the hill where the Yavuz Selim Mosque is located is called Yavuz Selim.
    6- In Edirnekapı district, the hill where the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is located: The highest hill of Istanbul… The place where Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is the only building left from the Blakherna Palace of Byzantine, Tekfur Palace and Kariye Museum.
    7- The hill where the Koca Mustafa Paşa District is located.

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