10 PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO IN ISTANBUL
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Hagia Sophia

This iconic monument has served as a church, mosque, and museum throughout its history, showcasing stunning Byzantine architecture and breathtaking mosaics.

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Topkapi Palace

Formerly the residence of Ottoman sultans, Topkapi Palace offers visitors a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire, with its intricate courtyards, ornate chambers, and impressive collections of art and artifacts.

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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)

Known for its six minarets and striking blue tiles adorning its interior, the Blue Mosque is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture and a symbol of Istanbul.

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Grand Bazaar

One of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, the Grand Bazaar is a labyrinth of shops selling everything from jewelry and textiles to spices and ceramics, offering a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.

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Bosphorus Cruise

A boat tour along the Bosphorus Strait provides panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline, with highlights including historic landmarks like Rumeli Fortress and the Maiden's Tower, as well as the picturesque waterfront mansions known as yalıs.

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Süleymaniye Mosque

This magnificent mosque, built by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, dominates Istanbul's skyline with its massive dome and elegant minarets, offering stunning views of the city from its hilltop location.

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Galata Tower

Dating back to the medieval period, Galata Tower offers panoramic views of Istanbul from its observation deck, making it a popular spot for tourists and photographers alike.

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Basilica Cistern

An underground reservoir dating back to the Byzantine era, the Basilica Cistern features rows of ancient columns, illuminated by soft lighting and reflecting pools, creating a mystical atmosphere.

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Dolmabahçe Palace

A symbol of Ottoman grandeur and European elegance, Dolmabahçe Palace served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and early 20th centuries, boasting lavish interiors and sprawling gardens overlooking the Bosphorus.

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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Comprising three museums – the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient, and the Museum of Islamic Art – this complex houses an extensive collection of artifacts spanning thousands of years of history, including ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine artifacts, as well as Islamic art and relics.

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Things to do

1. Take Cruise Tour on Bosporus.

2. Buy a Turkish traditional muffin which is “simit” from street sellers.

3. Enjoy the outdoor concert at Harbiye Acik Hava.

4. Taste fish and bread at Haliç or Karakoy.

5. Walking at the Galata Part of Istanbul and visit the retro boutiques around.

6. Visit most historical Grand Covered Bazaar.

7. Wise up to many different type of spices also what was as medicine people use in the past them at the Egyptian Bazaar.

8. Order Turkish traditional coffee at Kuru Kahveci Mehmet Efendi.

9. Invite to watch sunset at the Asian part of Istanbul in Uskudar.

10. Make shopping on Istiklal Avenue which is most famous walking, shopping and entertainment district of Istanbul.

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10 PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO IN ISTANBUL
10 Places • 1 Save • ago
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Places to visit

Hagia Sophia

This iconic monument has served as a church, mosque, and museum throughout its history, showcasing stunning Byzantine architecture and breathtaking mosaics.

Hagia Sophia
@annaberdysh
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Topkapi Palace

Formerly the residence of Ottoman sultans, Topkapi Palace offers visitors a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire, with its intricate courtyards, ornate chambers, and impressive collections of art and artifacts.

Topkapi Palace Museum
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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)

Known for its six minarets and striking blue tiles adorning its interior, the Blue Mosque is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture and a symbol of Istanbul.

The Blue Mosque
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Grand Bazaar

One of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, the Grand Bazaar is a labyrinth of shops selling everything from jewelry and textiles to spices and ceramics, offering a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.

Grand Bazaar
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Bosphorus Cruise

A boat tour along the Bosphorus Strait provides panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline, with highlights including historic landmarks like Rumeli Fortress and the Maiden's Tower, as well as the picturesque waterfront mansions known as yalıs.

Bosphorus Cruise Tours Istanbul
@annaberdysh
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Süleymaniye Mosque

This magnificent mosque, built by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, dominates Istanbul's skyline with its massive dome and elegant minarets, offering stunning views of the city from its hilltop location.

Suleymaniye Mosque
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Galata Tower

Dating back to the medieval period, Galata Tower offers panoramic views of Istanbul from its observation deck, making it a popular spot for tourists and photographers alike.

Galata Tower
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Basilica Cistern

An underground reservoir dating back to the Byzantine era, the Basilica Cistern features rows of ancient columns, illuminated by soft lighting and reflecting pools, creating a mystical atmosphere.

Basilica Cistern
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Dolmabahçe Palace

A symbol of Ottoman grandeur and European elegance, Dolmabahçe Palace served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and early 20th centuries, boasting lavish interiors and sprawling gardens overlooking the Bosphorus.

Dolmabahçe Palace
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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Comprising three museums – the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient, and the Museum of Islamic Art – this complex houses an extensive collection of artifacts spanning thousands of years of history, including ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine artifacts, as well as Islamic art and relics.

Istanbul Archaeological Museums
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Details

Things to do

1. Take Cruise Tour on Bosporus.

2. Buy a Turkish traditional muffin which is “simit” from street sellers.

3. Enjoy the outdoor concert at Harbiye Acik Hava.

4. Taste fish and bread at Haliç or Karakoy.

5. Walking at the Galata Part of Istanbul and visit the retro boutiques around.

6. Visit most historical Grand Covered Bazaar.

7. Wise up to many different type of spices also what was as medicine people use in the past them at the Egyptian Bazaar.

8. Order Turkish traditional coffee at Kuru Kahveci Mehmet Efendi.

9. Invite to watch sunset at the Asian part of Istanbul in Uskudar.

10. Make shopping on Istiklal Avenue which is most famous walking, shopping and entertainment district of Istanbul.

* * *
CURATED BY
Passionate traveler and adventurous eater 😜 I am that mad friend of yours who loves traveling and planning all till smallest details. As for now I visited 23 countries and 128 cities, but numbers are growing! Take a look at my travel list, hopefully I can help with planning or inspire you for the next trip. I also offer custom travel planning, if you require itinerary based on your taste: * bespoke itineraries 30$ per day. Or 200$ per trip. * personalized recommendation list 10$ DM on Instagram @berdysh_anna and we can align 😉
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