Not far from the large bazaars on Beyazıt Square (built by Constantine the Great) is the beautiful main gate to Istanbul University (built-in 1864). The gate is so striking, it graced the back of the 500 Turkish Lira banknote during the years of 1971-84.
Originally, established in 1453 under the Ottoman empire as “House of Multiple Sciences” the campus was re-structured in 1925 into a modern university by the most non-other then Atatürk!
If you want to visit the campus, it is better to go before 5:00pm.
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