Discover Istanbul, home of must see places
Enjoy the glamorous nature of the Bosphorus, witness the history and have a good time, experience Istanbul's rich culture. If you are wondering where to begin wandering in Istanbul, then check out the list of 15 must see spots in Istanbul everyone needs to know.
Hagia Sophia: Built in the 4th century, Hagia Sophia is one of the most impressive landmarks of Istanbul. A mosque, a church, and also th 8th wonder of the world.
Blue Mosque: Sultan Ahmed Mosque was built in 1616 during the rule of Ahmed the Ottoman Sultan. Charming with its blue tiles, a spectacular architectural gem with its six minarets.
Grand Bazaar: Built in the 15th century, Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest shopping centres in the world, catering for all tastes with more than 4000 stores.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. Today, the palace is converted into a museum serving as a major tourist attraction.
Dolmabahce Palace: Built in 1856, Dolmabahce Palace is the white pearl of Bosphorus, where Ottoman sailors anchored.
Taksim Square: Taksim Square is an important destination for tourists as well as native Istanbul population. Istiklal Street is a major attraction point with great number of historical buildings, restaurants, shops, bars and pubs.
Archaeology Museum: Istanbul Archaeology Museum is the meeting point of history.
Galata Tower: Built in the 14th century, Galata Tower is the best place to watch beauty of Istanbul from above.
Basilica Cistern: Biggest water depot of the ctiy from the Byzantines, Basilica Cistern is one of the coolest spots and most unusual tourist attractions in Istanbul.
The Bosphorus: Experience the unique and fascinating atmosphere at the Bosphorus, where Europe meets Asia.
Spice Bazaar: Spice Bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest covered bazaars in the city, centre of the traditional tastes, filled with spice aroma.
Galata Bridge: Galata Bridge is the meeting point of the two peninsulas, and a heaven for fishermen.
Camlica Hill: A natural marvel to watch Istanbul's best scenery from above.
Maiden's Tower: Built in 1110, also known as Leander's Tower, Maiden's Tower is at the centre of the sea, a meeting point for lovers.
Haydarpasa Station: A merging point of railroads since the Ottomans.
The Bosphorus, Istanbul
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