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Are you coming to Istanbul, but only on a 24-hour layover and you still don't know what places you can cover in that time? Don't worry! We got you! This itinerary will help you during your stay in this wonderful city. You can adapt this itinerary according to your schedules. This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group) and it has options for ALL BUDGETS. 💸 You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time while exploring the city! 🎉
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The day will begin in one of the best-known areas of the city, Sultanahmet, where some of the most important monuments of Istanbul are located.

1. HAGIA SOPHIA

This is one of the main monuments of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia was built between the years 532 and 537, during the Byzantine Empire. Almost a thousand years after its construction, the ancient city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans, changing its name to Istanbul and turning Hagia Sophia into the imperial mosque of the Ottomans.

In 1934, it was declared with the status of a museum which was revoked in July 2020, returning to have the status of a mosque.

That is why today it can be visited totally free of charge like any other mosque in Turkey, just make sure you follow the dress code before entering.

The visit to Hagia Sophia takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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2. SULTANAHMET MOSQUE (BLUE MOSQUE)

When you finish touring Hagia Sophia, go see the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque for its thousands of tiles in different shades of blue that adorn its wonderful interior.

This marvelous place was built between 1609-1616, during the sultanate of Sultan Ahmet I.

Just take into consideration that since the beginning of 2018 to present date, restoration work has been carried out, for this reason, a large part of its interior might be covered. But if you happen to be lucky and that such works have already finished for your visit, do not forget to see it inside.

The visit to the blue mosque takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour and is free to enter.

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3. BASILICA CISTERN

The Basilica Cistern located next to Hagia Sophia on the other side of the tram line, is another of the sites that should be visited in the city.

Built during the Byzantine empire between the years 527-565 for water reservoirs, it is famous for its impressive marble columns and the heads of Medusa.

The visit to the Basilica Cistern takes between 25-35 minutes.

Other cistern recommendations are the Serefiye or Binbirdirek cisterns located a few meters from Sultanahmet square.

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Binbirdirek Cistern: Doesn’t have an official website.

4. HIPPODROME OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Next to the Blue Mosque we can admire the area where the famous Hippodrome of Constantinople was once located, which was the center of fun and entertainment in the ancient capital city of the Byzantine Empire. Today we can still see some of the monuments that were part of this structure such as the obelisks of Theodosius and Constantine and the serpent column.

This site is public, therefore there is no fee to visit it. You can explore it in just 15 minutes.

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5. GRAND BAZAAR

Now the day will start in one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world. This bazaar has almost 4 thousand stores along 61 streets, it opened to the public in 1456.

This place is quite colorful and very frequented especially among tourists, whether you want to buy or just walk through its streets, it is a place that you must visit. The visit does not take long, it all depends on whether you want to buy or not. The entrance to the bazaar is totally FREE.

The visit to the Grand Bazaar takes a maximum of 1 hour, depending on whether you want to make purchases.

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6. TAKSIM SQUARE, ISTIKLAL STREET AND GALATA TOWER

This area is one of the most active in the city, where you can find hundreds of shops, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy the day.

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In case you have enough time, start from Taksim Square and continue to Istiklal Street, a street of approximately 6 km that is only for pedestrians, visit the largest and most important Catholic church in Istanbul, Saint Anthony of Padua.

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You will continue until you reach the Galata Tower, where we recommend you going up to appreciate one of the most impressive views of the city.

The tour in this area can be done in 2 hours.

In case you don't have much time to go through everything, then you can only go up to the Galata Tower.

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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
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This hotel is on the shores of the Bosphorus in Beşiktaş district in the European side. Is next to Four Seasons. In the past, it used to be one Ottoman Palace.
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For more than other 60 options for hotels in the city for all budgets in places such as Sultanahmet, Beyoğlu, Kadıköy or any by the Bosphorus and which are the areas that we recommend to stay at with pros and cons of each, check out this other guide:

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Are you coming to Istanbul, but only on a 24-hour layover and you still don't know what places you can cover in that time? Don't worry! We got you! This itinerary will help you during your stay in this wonderful city. You can adapt this itinerary according to your schedules. This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group) and it has options for ALL BUDGETS. 💸 You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time while exploring the city! 🎉
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The day will begin in one of the best-known areas of the city, Sultanahmet, where some of the most important monuments of Istanbul are located.

1. HAGIA SOPHIA

This is one of the main monuments of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia was built between the years 532 and 537, during the Byzantine Empire. Almost a thousand years after its construction, the ancient city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans, changing its name to Istanbul and turning Hagia Sophia into the imperial mosque of the Ottomans.

In 1934, it was declared with the status of a museum which was revoked in July 2020, returning to have the status of a mosque.

That is why today it can be visited totally free of charge like any other mosque in Turkey, just make sure you follow the dress code before entering.

The visit to Hagia Sophia takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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2. SULTANAHMET MOSQUE (BLUE MOSQUE)

When you finish touring Hagia Sophia, go see the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque for its thousands of tiles in different shades of blue that adorn its wonderful interior.

This marvelous place was built between 1609-1616, during the sultanate of Sultan Ahmet I.

Just take into consideration that since the beginning of 2018 to present date, restoration work has been carried out, for this reason, a large part of its interior might be covered. But if you happen to be lucky and that such works have already finished for your visit, do not forget to see it inside.

The visit to the blue mosque takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour and is free to enter.

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3. BASILICA CISTERN

The Basilica Cistern located next to Hagia Sophia on the other side of the tram line, is another of the sites that should be visited in the city.

Built during the Byzantine empire between the years 527-565 for water reservoirs, it is famous for its impressive marble columns and the heads of Medusa.

The visit to the Basilica Cistern takes between 25-35 minutes.

Other cistern recommendations are the Serefiye or Binbirdirek cisterns located a few meters from Sultanahmet square.

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The ticket costs 450 TL per person to visit between 9 am- 7 pm and 650 TL per person to visit between 7 pm-10 pm. Museum Pass Istanbul&Museum Pass Türkiye are not accepted.
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Other cistern options:

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Binbirdirek Cistern: Doesn’t have an official website.

4. HIPPODROME OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Next to the Blue Mosque we can admire the area where the famous Hippodrome of Constantinople was once located, which was the center of fun and entertainment in the ancient capital city of the Byzantine Empire. Today we can still see some of the monuments that were part of this structure such as the obelisks of Theodosius and Constantine and the serpent column.

This site is public, therefore there is no fee to visit it. You can explore it in just 15 minutes.

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5. GRAND BAZAAR

Now the day will start in one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world. This bazaar has almost 4 thousand stores along 61 streets, it opened to the public in 1456.

This place is quite colorful and very frequented especially among tourists, whether you want to buy or just walk through its streets, it is a place that you must visit. The visit does not take long, it all depends on whether you want to buy or not. The entrance to the bazaar is totally FREE.

The visit to the Grand Bazaar takes a maximum of 1 hour, depending on whether you want to make purchases.

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6. TAKSIM SQUARE, ISTIKLAL STREET AND GALATA TOWER

This area is one of the most active in the city, where you can find hundreds of shops, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy the day.

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In case you have enough time, start from Taksim Square and continue to Istiklal Street, a street of approximately 6 km that is only for pedestrians, visit the largest and most important Catholic church in Istanbul, Saint Anthony of Padua.

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You will continue until you reach the Galata Tower, where we recommend you going up to appreciate one of the most impressive views of the city.

The tour in this area can be done in 2 hours.

In case you don't have much time to go through everything, then you can only go up to the Galata Tower.

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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Budget-Friendly:

Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
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Mid-Budget:

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel İstanbul
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Located in the heart of the old peninsula.
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Ciragan Palace Kempinski
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This hotel is on the shores of the Bosphorus in Beşiktaş district in the European side. Is next to Four Seasons. In the past, it used to be one Ottoman Palace.
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For more than other 60 options for hotels in the city for all budgets in places such as Sultanahmet, Beyoğlu, Kadıköy or any by the Bosphorus and which are the areas that we recommend to stay at with pros and cons of each, check out this other guide:

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WHERE TO STAY IN ISTANBUL
In Istanbul we can find a wide variety of hotels to stay. In this article I share with you which are the areas that we recommend to stay at and the pros and cons of each, depending on what you are looking for, you can choose the one that you find most convenient. We also include 3 accommodation lists *low, mid and high-end budget hotels/hostels* This guide is LIVE, meaning that I update it every time I discover new hotels/hostels that worth recommending. The guide will automatically sync the changes even after you get it WITHOUT an extra cost!
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With this guide you will have the opportunity to explore the most relevant sites of the impressive Cappadocia region, the land of beautiful horses in 3 days. WHAT'S INCLUDED: *3-Day detailed itinerary *Historical sites *Underground cities *Hotel recommendations for all budgets *Restaurants *Most reliable hot air balloon flight companies including the one we've flown with. *How to go from any of the 2 airports to Goreme. This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group) and it has options for ALL BUDGETS. 💸 You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time while exploring the regio! 🎉
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Also we share our favorite restaurants in Istanbul for all budgets and organized by neighborhoods:

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As a long-term resident of Istanbul, here are my favorite places including vegan and vegetarian options 🌱 What's included: 🍴More than 140 restaurant recommendations for all budgets (low-high-end) in different neighborhoods of the city such as Beyoğlu (Taksim/Istiklal/Galata/Cihangir/Karaköy), Sultanahmet and surrounding areas, Beşiktaş and Kadıköy on the Asian side. ☕️ A list with the best places for Turkish coffee, a must experience when in the city. 🍰 A guide with the must-try Turkish desserts, almost 20 of them! From the most known to the least famous and the best places to try them in the city. 🌯 A guide with 45 must-try Turkish foods! From the most known to the least famous but that worth to taste. 🍷 A must-try traditional Turkish drinks guide. This is a LIVE GUIDE, that means that our restaurant lists are updated daily since we are foodies and we often discover amazing places to recommend! The new changes will automatically sync even after you get it WITHOUT an extra cost! This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group). You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time! 🎉
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With this itinerary you will have the opportunity to explore the most relevant areas of the city, where you can visit from historical sites, markets, and some of the most impressive palaces from different periods. Are you ready to discover Istanbul in 3 days? So here we share our itinerary with you. WHAT'S INCLUDED? *What to do and visit *UPDATED entrance fees and official website to attractions for visiting hours. *Bosphorus tour companies and their official websites *Much more! 🎁 ESPECIAL GIFT: ⬇️ 🛏️ Accommodation guide, best areas to stay in Istanbul with pros and cons and our hotel recommendations for all budgets! This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group) and it has options for ALL BUDGETS. 💸 You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time while exploring the city! 🎉
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With this itinerary you will not only have the opportunity to explore the most relevant areas of the city, where we include historical sites, markets and some of the most impressive palaces from different periods, but you will also be able to visit more local areas including beautiful places on the Asian side, which will be a great experience for getting a general idea of ​​the daily life of Turks. WHAT'S INCLUDED: *What to do and visit including more local areas. *Entrance fees *Bosphorus tour companies and their official websites *Much more! 🎁 ESPECIAL GIFT: ⬇️ 🛏️ Accommodation guide, best areas to stay in Istanbul with pros and cons and our hotel recommendations for all budgets! This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group) and it has options for ALL BUDGETS. 💸 You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time while exploring the city! 🎉
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This itinerary will allow you to explore the most relevant areas of the city and discover some beautiful neighborhoods that worth a visit in some of the most local areas of the city, especially those along the Bosphorus strait that also offer impressive views and are quite picturesque. 🎁 ESPECIAL GIFT: ⬇️ 🛏️ Accommodation guide, best areas to stay in Istanbul with pros and cons and our hotel recommendations for all budgets! This guide is for every type of travelers (solo, couple, family, group) and it has options for ALL BUDGETS. 💸 You’ll have it for life and can access it any time! Is a mobile-friendly guide, meaning that you can use it in real time while exploring the city! 🎉
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Are you considering Istanbul as your next destination but don't know where to start? No worries! As a long-term resident of Istanbul I'm ready to help you out with the best suggestions (restaurants, transportation, accommodation, places to visit, and much more), you can also ask me any questions you have about the city in general. Let's help you out with your trip! ✈️ ⏰ Duration: 40 minutes 🇹🇷 Destination: Istanbul 🗓️ Available for: 3-day, 4-day or 5-day itineraries. ✅ Within 3 days of our consultation call you'll receive a personalized itinerary. 📱Access to our exclusive Telegram group where you can always keep in touch with us and other members who have already traveled to Istanbul, we can all answer your questions any time you need! 🇪🇸 (ESP) ¿Estás considerando Estambul como tu próximo destino, pero no sabes por dónde empezar? ¡No te preocupes! Como residente desde hace 8 años en Estambul, estoy lista para ayudarte con las mejores sugerencias (restaurantes, transporte, alojamiento, lugares para visitar y mucho más), también puedes hacerme cualquier pregunta que tengas sobre la ciudad en general. ¡Vamos a ayudarte con tu viaje! ✈️ ⏰ Duración: 40 minutos 🇹🇷 Destino: Estambul 🗓️ Disponible para: itinerarios de 3, 4 o 5 días. ✅ Dentro de los 3 días posteriores a nuestra llamada de consulta, recibirás un itinerario personalizado. 📱Acceso a nuestro exclusivo grupo de Telegram, donde siempre podrás mantenerte en contacto conmigo y con otros miembros que ya han viajado a Estambul, ¡todos podemos responder a tus preguntas en cualquier momento que lo necesites!
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Do you want to explore Türkiye (Turkey) LIKE A LOCAL? Then you're in the correct place! I'm a Mexican living in Istanbul for the past 8 years. Me and my husband who was born and raised in Istanbul and is a licensed tour guide in Turkiye we both love exploring the country and share everything through our social media and guides with our amazing audience. What makes us way different is that you’ll never see us recommending ultra popular spots that have become “trendy” thanks to TikTok or Instagram because more likely they are just tourist traps and you’ll end up dissapointed either for the bad quality of the services, prices, etc, instead, we show you the city and country in a much more authentic way, from a LOCAL eye, in a way that surely you’ll remember forever. In addition to that, we also give you our little secrets that most don’t know about, we go deeper into detail and that I, of course, have learnt throughout these years of living here and experiencing every corner of the city, and tricks that also my Istanbulite husband have thought me. So, are you ready to explore the city in an authentic way? If so, our guides and itineraries are tailored exactly for that, and trust me, they’ll save you MONTHS and MONTHS of research and stress! Everything you need for an Istanbul trip is compiled here, It took me almost a year to put everything together for you, and my ebooks that became BEST SELLERS almost right away after launching them in February of 2022, now I share them here with the platform’s format, they have been very welcomed by my audience and have made a huge impact when planning their trips to Istanbul. What are you waiting for? Our guides are just a click away!
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