History has been incredibly generous to Turkey, which has been vital in the history of the three major Western religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Turkey is one of a few countries where all three religions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. There are many important sites of interest in Turkey to people of all faiths.
Religious Tourism in Turkey
Istanbul Istanbul, with a long history expanding over years has been a major center forall three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. There areapproximately 444 mosques in Istanbul. Among the most visited by tourists are:Sultanahmet Mosque, Beyazit Mosque,...
The Marmara Reigon
Bursa is the fourth largest city in Turkey with a population of close to two million(TurkStat, 2011). A former Ottoman capital, Bursa has numerous edifices with significanthistorical-cultural and religious value. Ulu Camii (The Great Mosque) is the largestmosque...
The Aegean Coast and the Western Half of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast
The area is the repository of many Christian, Islamic and Jewish religious“treasures”. Some of the earliest Christian communities lived here at times when theirreligion was still forbidden in the Roman Empire. They gathered secretly in smallchurches such as...
Other Regions of Turkey
Other regions of Turkey While less known and less visited today, many regions in Turkey possessremarkable cultural and historical assets that could be used to attract internationaltourists and increase revenue. These religious objectives could be grouped in thefollowing...