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Historical Places in Istanbul

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The Historical Istanbul

Istanbul has the endless number of impressive historical places to visit. If you are a true enthusiast of history and enjoy visiting historic sites, we recommend you to spend time around and in the heart of Istanbul. Remarkable historical buildings, fortresses, imperial palaces, iconic symbols, old streets, traditional neighborhoods, and more.

Galata Tower, Istanbul

Galata Tower

Monumental Building

Tower of Christ

One of Istanbul's the most fascinating monuments, Galata Tower was built in the 14th century by the Genoese in Istanbul. Galata Tower is where Hezarfen Ahmed Celebi flew from. He is the first man ever to fly using wings.

Galata Tower
Maiden's Tower, Istanbul

Maiden's Tower

Monumental Building

Leander's Tower

Also known as Leander's Tower, Maiden's Tower is situated on the sea at the entrance of the Bosphorus and is famous for its legends and iconic architecture. The tower is a perfect place to enjoy the enchanting view of the Bosphorus from within.

Maiden's Tower
Sunken Palace, Istanbul

Basilica Cistern

Monumental Building

Yerebatan Cistern

Used to hold 80 thousand cubic meters of water, Basilica Cistern has been the source of water for the palaces of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It is also known as the Yerebatan Cistern or Sunken Palace.

Basilica Cistern