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The most important destinations for religious tourism in Turkey:
Turkey was able to outperform many European tourist countries, and it occupied the first positions in attracting foreign tourists, because it embraces the most beautiful tourist places in the world , and is distinguished by its natural and geographical diversity, where you find green forests, high mountains, wonderful tourist beaches and majestic historical monuments. The city of Istanbul is also the first destination for Arab tourists, as it is the tourist capital in the country and includes one of the most beautiful tourist places in Turkey . On the other hand, Istanbul was considered the ideal destination for investors and businessmen interested in the real estate market in Turkey and those looking for apartments for sale in European Istanbul, and those wishing to buy villas in Asian Istanbul.
Turkey has a special place among Arabs, Muslims and Christians. Where they are united by historical, cultural and religious ties, and it includes the most important religious monuments
In this article, we highlight for you the most important destinations for religious tourism in Turkey.
The most popular destinations for religious tourism in Turkey:
Path of Ibrahim Al-Khalil:
It is located in the southeastern city of Urfa, which is considered one of the most important religious tourist destinations in Turkey and is famous as the "City of the Prophets", as it is believed that in this region Abraham, peace be upon him, was thrown into the fire and God saved him with his power and mercy. The path of the Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, begins in Sanliurfa from the place where he was born, extending to his tomb in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Palestine today. The city of Urfa also includes the "Gobekli Tepe" temple, the oldest temple ever discovered.
House of the Virgin Mary:
Some historical studies indicate that the Virgin Mary lived her last days in a stone hut on Mount "Korisos" to the south of the historical site "Ephesus", which is located in the city of Izmir. Therefore, the Selcuk region, where the house of the Virgin Mary is located, is considered one of the main pilgrimage routes in the Christian religion.
Tomb of Jalal al-Din al-Rumi:
The Rumi Museum, which houses the tomb of the famous mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi, hosts millions of tourists every year. The museum has become the third most visited museum in Turkey, with more than 2.82 million visitors last year.
St. Paul's Church:
A Greek Orthodox church located in the city of Taurus, and the church acquires great religious importance for adherents of the Christian religion, as it is the birthplace of the Apostle "Paul" and was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Every year, St. Paul's Church hosts thousands of local and foreign tourists.
The mosque of the great companion Abu Ayyub al-Ansari is located in the city of Istanbul and is considered one of the most important centers of religious tourism in Istanbul, where the great companion Abu Ayyub al-Ansari enjoys great prestige among Muslims, as he is the one who opened his home to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace when he migrated from Mecca to Medina
Al-Fateh Mosque: It is located in the city of Istanbul in the famous Al-Fateh area and is one of the most important tourist places in Istanbul. Where the mosque was built after the conquest of Constantinople by order of Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih, who in turn enjoys a special place among Muslims and Arabs.
Hagia Sophia Mosque:
The Hagia Sophia Mosque and Museum is a religious edifice that has its own prestige and prestige in Turkey. It is revered by both Muslim and Christian Turks.
Hagia Sophia was a Christian cathedral for 900 years, after which it became one of the greatest Muslim mosques for five centuries. In 1934 the mosque was converted into an art museum. On July 24, 2020, Hagia Sophia was opened as a mosque again, and the first Friday prayer was held in it after decades, in the presence of a majestic gathering of Arab and Turkish Muslims.
If you are planning to visit Turkey this year for tourism and to learn about the natural and historical monuments in the country, or you come there with the aim of investing and want to buy apartments in Istanbul, we recommend that you go to visit one of the religious tourist places in Turkey and do not forget to take memorial photos and share them with your friends via social media.
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