In this episode of our Insights series, Jennifer Raezer, Approach Guides founder, explores the eastern influences that shaped the art and architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, highlighting the church’s domes, floorplan, and mosaics, which were influenced by Venice’s interaction with the Byzantine (Constantinople/Istanbul) and Fatimid (Cairo) empires.
Take a guided tour of Istanbul’s skyline. We highlight the principal monuments in Istanbul’s old city (Fatih) visible from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn in this video, which is a part of Approach Guides’ On Location video series.
This video was created in conjunction with our two guidebooks in our Istanbul Revealed series: Hagia Sophia and Sinan’s mosques.
Travelers to Morocco will encounter three types of structures: mosques, madrasas and city gates. In this Approach Guides Insight series video, founder Jennifer Raezer explains Moroccan architecture, walking through each building type and highlighting what makes Morocco’s Islamic art and architecture distinctive.