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Istanbul - Top Tourist Attractions

Perhaps no other city in the world is capable of taking you to two continents in a matter of minutes. Istanbul, in its essence, is one of the most beautiful metropolises in the world. Ruled by the Greeks, Romans, Venetians and finally the Ottomans, each leaving their own indelible mark in the city, Istanbul became an explosion of cultures, colors and a diversity that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Here is a list of top attractions in Istanbul for you to customize your Istanbul Holiday and your trip to Turkey.  

Aya Sofya, Istanbul

This beautiful museum in Istanbul was once a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral and...

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

If Greece has the blue domes of Santorini, Turkey has the blue tiles of...

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Every tourist attraction has a story to tell, but nothing quite as colorful as...

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

With 4,000 shops spread over 30,700 square meters, the Grand Bazaar is where you...

Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

At ground level, Istanbul is a magical wonderland filled with architecture and attractions that...

Bosporus, Istanbul

Want to travel from Asia to Europe and back just aboard a ferry? This...

Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

One of the most glamorous and magnificent palaces in the world, Dolmabahçe Palace used...

Galata Tower, Istanbul

Galata Kulesi in the local language, the Galata Tower is one of Istanbul's highest...

Taksim Square, Istanbul

When in Istanbul, you're mostly surrounded by history and culture. But not if you...

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

One of Istanbul's biggest mosques, Süleymaniye Mosque is built on top of the third...


Istanbul - Top Tourist Attractions

 

Experience the Magic that Is Istanbul in these top attractions.

When it comes to top attractions in Istanbul, the city where the East meets the West has an endless list of wonders for you to discover. So, what are you waiting for? Experience the magic that is Istanbul in these five top attractions in Istanbul:

Aya Sofya

What better way to start your grand tour of Istanbul than in one of its most majestic landmarks? If photos of the Aya Sofya already left you in awe, wait until you see it up close. Originally commissioned as a church by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in 537, Aya Sofya was then converted into a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 and finally into a museum by Ataturk in 1935.

Stepping inside the Aya Sofya is a feast for the eyes with its beautiful mosaics, medallions and the rest of its intricate interiors.

Blue Mosque

As if Aya Sofya’s beauty isn’t enough to leave you breathless, there is Sultan Ahmet Camii or more commonly known as the Blue Mosque. Standing tall in Istanbul’s skyline are the mosque’s six minarets, but what really makes it standout is its stunning interiors decorated with thousands of Iznik tiles where the mosque got its name because of their distinctive blue color.

Topkapi Palace

Perhaps none of the Istanbul’s top attractions could top the history that surrounds the walls of Topkapi Palace. Between the 15th and 19th centuries, the palace was occupied by a variety of people—from courtiers to concubines—and you can easily see their fascinating lives through the palace’s glamorous pavilions and opulent interiors.

Spice Bazaar

Istanbul isn’t only known for its magnificent structures, it is also known for its spices. And what better way to get your fill of dried fruits, nuts and the local delicacy lokum than at Istanbul’s spice bazaar?

This market can get crowded at times, however, so it’s best to come before lunch or after 4 pm when you can really appreciate its beauty and shop for your favorite spices without fighting with other tourists. You can also visit the nearby Yeni Camii or new mosque just next to the bazaar’s main entrance.

Grand Bazaar

And while we’re at the subject of bazaars, no trip to Istanbul will be complete without shopping at Kapali Carsi or the Grand Bazaar.

Considered as the world’s first shopping mall, the Grand Bazaar is one of Istanbul’s top attractions because of how much history and culture you can immerse yourself into while walking through its laneways filled with local shops that sell every kind of souvenir you can think of.

Indeed, Istanbul is magical in every sense of the word that booking a trip to this beautiful city will surely give you the best experience of your life.

This beautiful museum in Istanbul was once a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral and an Ottoman imperial mosque before it became a home for the artifacts and remnants of the rich history and culture of this Turkish city. Its massive dome is its most notable feature, and it collapsed twice before it stood tall and proud in all its glory.Aya Sofya is a magnificent creation from the outside but wait until you get inside. Marble doors, columns made of Thessalian stone, intricate mosaics, ... Read More

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Guided Private Sightseeing Tour of Istanbul

Spend an unforgettable day seeing the sights of Istanbul during this private full-day city tour. Get picked up by a private guide at your hotel and head off for visits to notable landmarks such as the

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If Greece has the blue domes of Santorini, Turkey has the blue tiles of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Thus, the name. More importantly, however, it is the tomb of Sultan Ahmed, it's builder and founder, which is why it is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.What makes the tiles so special is the fact that they were hand-painted, making it a landmark every local would boast about. At night, lights frame the five main domes of the mosques, bathing the entire structure in blue. If you want to witn... Read More

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Istanbul Classics: Hagia Sophia Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque Hippodromme

Istanbul is one of the most amazing cities in the world!! Whether it’s picking up a bargain at the Grand Bazaar being awestruck by the beauty of the Blue Mosque or discovering St. Sofia museum, the on

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Every tourist attraction has a story to tell, but nothing quite as colorful as that of the Topkapi Palace. It's where everything exciting and thrilling happened during the times of sultans. Intrigue doesn't begin to describe it, and the palace's Harem will definitely fascinate you to no end.This opulent structure has been around since the 15th century and served as a home to many sultans for 400 years. Today, it is a museum that houses treasures from the Ottoman empire.Like many palaces, it has ... Read More

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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets

Our VIP Ticket Service for you: We will personaly meet you at the Topkapi Palace and bring you inside the fastest way. On the way inside we will provide you with essential informations, the Topkap

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With 4,000 shops spread over 30,700 square meters, the Grand Bazaar is where you can literally shop until you drop. It's a paradise for the consummate shopper and a wonderland for people looking to bring home souvenirs from Istanbul. A trip to one of the world's largest and oldest covered bazaars is an adventure you should not pass up.Shopping here takes a bit of planning too, making it a shopping trip unlike any other. The bazaar has 22 entrances, with each one leading to specific items before ... Read More

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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

Enjoy a dose of traditional Turkish retail therapy at Istanbul’s two best-known bazaars on this 4-hour shopping tour with a local guide. Roam the herb, spice and food stalls of the Egyptian Bazaar, an

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At ground level, Istanbul is a magical wonderland filled with architecture and attractions that are steep in history and culture. Underneath it, however, is another world that you should explore.Beneath the city is several hundred of ancient cisterns, the largest of which is the 6th-century Basilica Cistern that was built during Emperor Justinian I's reign. It is called as such because of the basilica that used to stand where the cistern is located.It is home to 336 columns, 98 of which bears th... Read More

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Basilica Cistern(Istanbul): Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

Skip the line and listen from your guide the story of The Basilica Cistern - is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Venture into the underground pala

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Want to travel from Asia to Europe and back just aboard a ferry? This is exactly what you can do at the Bosporus Strait. Connecting the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea, this strategic waterway separates the European and Asian side of Istanbul.Now you see how you can travel between two continents in a matter of minutes. What is even better is that you have the option to cross the strait via any of the three suspension bridges that connect Asia and Europe.The first bridge is the Bosporus Bridge, t... Read More

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Galata Tower & Rooftop Breakfast

The view from this Old Ottoman tower is one of the most unique views in the world. Everything about this tour is unique. From the amazing rooftop breakfast spot to the ancient roads of Taksim/Galata t

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One of the most glamorous and magnificent palaces in the world, Dolmabahçe Palace used to be the administrative center of the Ottoman empire and was the residence of the last Ottoman sultan. It is also the largest palace in Turkey.Built in the 19th century, the palace has 285 rooms, 68 toilets, 44 halls, and 6 Turkish baths. Gold leaves decorate its ceilings, 14 tons of gold to be exact. And the crystal chandelier that hangs from it was a gift by Queen Victoria of England.But that's not t... Read More

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Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

Enter a world of Ottoman extravagance on a 3-hour tour of Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace, and then cross the Bosphorus Bridge to see Istanbul from its Asian side. With an expert guide, explore ornately

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Galata Kulesi in the local language, the Galata Tower is one of Istanbul's highest and oldest towers. You know what that means. Up top, you get a panoramic view of the old town and as far as the eye can see.Did you know that the first flying Turk jumped from the tower and flew over the Bosporus strait?The date was 17th century Ottoman Empire when Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi studied air flow and copied the wings of birds to pull off his stunt. He landed at the Uskudar district of Istanbul's Asian side.... Read More

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Morning Galata Tower and City Tour of Istanbul

Unforgettable time in Istanbul by visiting Galata Tower, Eyup Mosque, Pierre Loti Hill. Great morning tour offers to reach to top of Galata Tower where you can admire the city view with 360 degrees.

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When in Istanbul, you're mostly surrounded by history and culture. But not if you go to Taksim Square.Known as a modern city center, this is where you'll find hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, bars, night clubs, and other amenities typical of a modern world. It's always busy for almost 24 hours a day with a crowd of young people.Like the Time Square in New York, it is also a place where people meet to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Public concerts, parades, and other shows are also held in t... Read More

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Istanbul Small-Group Sightseeing and Culinary Walking Tour

Enjoy this culinary walking tour for small groups at Beyoglu, Istanbul. Walk from Taksim Square to Golden Horn and explore all the tastes Istanbul has to offer.

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One of Istanbul's biggest mosques, Süleymaniye Mosque is built on top of the third hill of the seven hills in the city. It's hard to miss over the Golden Horn, Bosporus’ primary inlet.Its architecture and size are awe-inspiring. It is considered one of the masterpieces of the legendary architect Mimar Sinan. The mosque is the epitome of an impressive design with an emphasis on space and light. Four buttresses are incorporated into the walls of the building, creating that open and airy... Read More

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