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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Istanbul, Turkey

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  1. Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    #1 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Architecture

    Address: At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:45 pm Details

    Sprawling, lavish and yet elegant, this is Turkey’s most popular mosque. It was built in the early 17th century. It’s interiors are decorated with over 20000 hand made tiles with tulip pat...Read more

  2. Topkapi Palace

    #2 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Topkapi Palace

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Topkapı Sarayı, Cankurtaran Mahallesi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm Details

    This was the promary residence of the Ottoman Kings for 400 years during their six century reign, as well as an important dimplomatic royal entertainment hub. People are drawn here primary by exhibits...Read more

  3. Hagia Sophia

    #3 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Hagia Sophia

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Sultanahmet Mh., Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Through its history, the Hagia Sofia has seen several changes like being converted from an Orthodox Church to a mosque and then finally being converted into a museum. It is as stunning from the inside...Read more

  4. Miniaturk

    #4 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Miniaturk

    Tags: Park

    Address: Sutluce Quarter, Imrahor Street34445 Sutluce - Beyoglu / Istanbul

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the worlds largest miniature parks, it contains about 122 models of world famous stuctures from Turkish history built at 1/25 of the actual scale. It’s said that if you haven’t time...Read more

  5. Grand Bazaar

    #5 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Grand Bazaar

    Tags: Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Beyazıt Mh., İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Established in the 1450s this is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. A true example of human hardiness, the bazaar has survived numerous fires, earthquakes and wars and continu...Read more

  6. Istanbul Archaeological Museum

    #6 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Istanbul Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There are actually three museums here dedicated to Archeology, the Islamic Arts and the Ancient Orient. Built in the 19th century, the museums have gained quite an impressive collection including what...Read more

  7. Suleymaniye Hamami

    #7 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Suleymaniye Hamami

    Tags: Leisure, Spa

    Address: Mimar Sinan Cad. No 20, Suleymaniye/Fatih, 34116 Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Suleymaniye Hamami is considered as one of the Turkish Baths. This hamam was in operation since the year of 1550 and is considered as one of the oldest hamams in the Istanbul. This hamam was designed ...Read more

  8. Basilica Cistern

    #8 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Basilica Cistern

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Sunken Cistern is an ancient water reservoir built during the 5th century on the site of what used to be a famous basilica. It’s said over 7000 slaves were used in the construction of this c...Read more

  9. Dolmabahce Palace

    #9 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Dolmabahce Palace

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Dolmabahce Cad., 34357 Besiktas, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Constructed in the 1850’s at a cost of 35000 tonnes of gold at the time of its construction, this palace had been home to six sultans over the years. It’s the biggest palace in the city, c...Read more

  10. Chora Church

    #10 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Chora Church

    Tags: Church, Museum, History Museum, Landmark

    Address: Ayvansaray Mh., Kariye Cami Sk. No:26, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This well reserved Byzantine Church is perhaps the most beautiful of it’s kind still existing. It was built originally in the 5th century and then underwent extensive renovations in the 11t...Read more

  11. Galata Tower

    #11 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Galata Tower

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Bereketzade Mh., Galata Tower, Beyoglu, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This striking tower is one of Istanbul's best known landmarks. It is 67 metrers tall and 35 metres high from sea level. It’s almost 700 years old and was used to spot fires within the city. From...Read more

  12. Emirgan Park

    #12 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Emirgan Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Emirgan Mah., 34467 Emirgan/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:30 pm Details

    Take a trip to the pristine Emirgan Park and have a thorough experience of the park with the help of Emirgan Park tickets. While the entry to the park is absolutely free and there are no tickets for E...Read more

  13. Solar Beach

    #13 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Solar Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Leisure, Water Sport

    Address: Kumkoy Mahallesi, Tatlısu Caddesi No:4, Sarıyer/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The largest beach in Istanbul is a lively place. Pristine sands, clear water and a diverse cuisine make this a perfect shore experience. There are occasionally things happening here, and there is a ba...Read more

  14. Babalu Park

    #14 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Babalu Park

    Tags: Theme Park

    Address: Ziyagokalp, Istiklal Cd. No:15, 34480 Basaksehir, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This is what every parent wishes theme parks for kids were like. Devoid of arcade games and flashy lights, the park instead focuses on unusual physical activits that keep the kids involved. The Tri-Fo...Read more

  15. Istanbul Modern

    #15 of 960 Things To Do in Istanbul
    Istanbul Modern

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., 34433 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Istanbul modern is the museum of the modern art and is one of the best arts available in Istanbul. This place was inaugurated in 2004. This place prominently features the Turkish artwork. This museum ...Read more

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  • Tarihi Galatasaray Hamamı

    İstiklal Cad Turnacıbaşı Sok No: 24 Kuloğlu Mah, Galatasaray

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Çorlulu Ali Paşa Külliyesi

    Yeniçeriler Cad

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Obelisk Of Theodosius

    Hippodrome, Atmeydanı Cad

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Binbirdirek Sarnıcı

    İmran Ökten Sok, No: 4 Sultanahmet Mah, Eminönü

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Panayia Balinu Kilisesi

    Mahkemealtı Cad No: 59, Fatih, İstanbul

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Vlaherna Meryem Ana Kilisesi

    Kuyu Sok, Fatih, İstanbul

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Akdeniz

    Tiyatro Cad, No: 23 Azaklar Çarşısı Daire: 41 Mimar Hayrettin Mah, Eminönü

    Lakes
  • Cennet Bahcesi

    Lakes
  • Göktürk Barajı

    Lakes
  • Küçükçekmece Gölü

    Küçükçekmece, D-100 Güney Yanyolu, Fatih

    Lakes
  • Ayvat Göleti

    Lakes
  • Sultan 2.Abdülhamid Su Bendi Belgrad Ormani

    Lakes
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  • Yıl Vakfı Türk Musevileri Müzesi

    Karaköy Meydanı, Perçemli Sok, No: 1 , Karaköy

    Museums
  • Rahmi M. Koç Müzesi

    Hasköy Cad No:5

    Museums
  • Orhan Kemal Müzesi

    Akarsu Cad No: 30 Cihangir

    Museums
  • Masumiyet Müzesi

    Çukurcuma Cad Dalgıç Çıkmazı No: 2, Çukurcuma

    Museums
  • Yıldız Sarayı

    Barbaros Bul, Serencebey Yokuşu, No:62

    Museums
  • Yapı Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Müzesi

    İstiklal Cad, No: 161 K: 1

    Museums
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  • Jurassic Land

    Cad, 12 Sok, Forum Kat: 2, Yıldırım

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Aqua Club Dolphin

    Cemalpaşa Cad No:1 Bahçeşehir

    Amusement Parks
  • Kidzmondo

    Trump Alışveriş Merkezi Mecidiyeköy Yol Cad No: 12 B3 Katı Mecidiyeköy, Şişli - İstanbul

    Amusement Parks
  • Vialand Tema Park

    Girne Cad

    Amusement Parks
  • Joker Land

    Dudullu Yol Cad Brandium Alışveriş Ve Yaşam Merkezi No: 25-27, Ataşehir, İstanbul

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Safari Park

    E-5 Karayolu Tersane Kavşağı Elka Sok Neomarin Alışveriş Merkezi No: 33 Daire: A01, Pendik, İstanbul

    Amusement Parks Arcades
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  • Plaka Rum Meyhanesi

    Bağdat Cad, No: 546 Daire: 2, Bostancı

    Restaurants Bars Night Clubs
  • Barfly

    Belediye Cad Kemerlife Çarşı No:26/P Göktürk

    Bars Night Clubs
  • Club Torch

    Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Kerim Gökay Cad No:70 Küçük Çamlıca

    Restaurants Bars Entertainment
  • Aperativo

    Mesrutiyet Cad Orhan Adli Apaydın Sok No:17/A Asmalımescit

    Restaurants Bars Night Clubs
  • Dalyan Club

    Atlıhan Sok No:3/5 Fenerbahçe

    Restaurants Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Sporest Cafe

    Bağdat Cad Ogün Sok No: 302 Daire: 1, Kadıköy, İstanbul

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants Bars
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  • İddaa Bayi

    9 Cad Acarkent Sitesi No: 3/B-a, Acarlar Mah 3 Kısım, Beykoz, İstanbul

    Casinos and Gaming
  • İddaa Bayi

    Abidei Hürriyet Cad, No: 162 / B

    Casinos and Gaming
  • İddaa Bayi

    Osmangazi Cad, No: 143 / Cad

    Casinos and Gaming
  • İddaa Bayi

    Çamlıca Cad No: 109 Daire: 2, Üsküdar, İstanbul

    Casinos and Gaming
  • İddaa Bayi

    Karslı Ahmet Cad Özyurt Sok Kolçak Apt. No: 15 Daire: 1, Ataşehir, İstanbul

    Casinos and Gaming
  • İddaa Bayi

    Cami Cad, A1 BLK. No: 33, Aşağı Dudullu

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Yoğurtçu Parkı

    Yoğurtçu Çayırı Cad, Kadıköy, İstanbul

    Dog Parks
  • Şehitler Parkı

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Florya Sahili

    Dog Parks
  • Atlas

    Dog Parks
  • Grand Dog Kennel

    Dog Parks
  • Dalyan Parkı

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
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  • Tırmata Balık & Beach Club

    Tatlı Su Cad, No: 1, Kumköy Köyü

    Beaches
  • Solar Beach

    Turban Cad No:4 Kilyos

    Beaches
  • Florya Güneş Plajı

    Merkez, Bakırköy, İstanbul

    Beaches
  • Kalpazankaya Plajı

    Kalpazankaya Yol No: 26, Adalar, İstanbul

    Beaches
  • Gunes Plajı

    Beaches
  • Blackk Club & Restaurant

    Muallim Naci Cad, No: 71, Ortaköy

    Beaches
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  • Soyak Olympiakent Yürüyüş Parkuru

    Hiking
  • Bebek

    Hiking
  • Mitsubishi

    Hiking
  • Çatladıkapı Sahili

    Hiking
  • Beykoz Koru

    Acarlar Mah

    Hiking
  • Ata 2 Sitesi

    Bosna Bul Ata-2 Sitesi Palmiye Cad, Nilüfer Sok, B7 Adası No: 1 Kooperatif Merkezi Çengelköy

    Hiking
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  • Starbucks, Florya

    Yeşilköy Halkalı Cad No:93 Florya

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Denizin Kapısı

    Girne Cad No: 1/D

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Çamoluk Balıkçılık

    Kayışdağı Cad, Kayışdağı Yol No: 114 / B

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Hotel Bekdaş Restaurant Bar

    Derinkuyu Sok No:16 Laleli-Beyazıt

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Murat Balık Malzemeleri

    Kutucular Cad No:61 - 63 / Tahtakale

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Kumsal Balık

    Bağdat Cad İskele Sok Palas Apt. No:36/5 Caddebostan

    Hunting and Fishing
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