As we had started our Friday by visiting a mosque, why not go to a church on Saturday?
The St. Anton basilika is just two minutes from our hotel and easy to visit. It's actually one of the few churches I found here that are open to the public all the time.
Morning is the best time to go there because the light shines straight through the big windows.
Rainbow stairs, old version....
Dolmabahce palace is close by, so that's where we went. I have seen it 4 or 5 times already but it's a place I always like to revisit, it's so beautiful and impressive.
I even found some early tulips!
On to the finale
There were even a few open shops on the way up the hill and we rewarded them with our purchases.
It's never too late to shop!
All that was left to do was have a drink in the hotel lobby to celebrate another great day in Istanbul.