Amazing Examples of Ottoman Art and Architecture
Known today as the Republic of Turkey,this amazing country has a historic link to the Ottoman Empire that saw it control western Asia, northern Africa and parts of southern and eastern Europe. That said, you can find examples of Ottoman architecture, the signature calling card of the civilisation, in the likes of Greece, Montenegro and Cyprus.
How do we best define the cultural impact of these ingenious individuals? For many, our attention turns to Turkey, the republic that remained after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. It is there that we find the grand domes, spires and stonework of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, one of the most recognisable and internationally famous of Turkey’s buildings, hailing from its Byzantine days.