On a visit to Istanbul you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Istanbul. These places are what Istanbul is all about. These must see places in Istanbul will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
08:30 am - 04:45 pm
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 patterns. Intead of focusing on grandeur, the mosque focuses on space and traquility, bringing out a regality that other mosques just can’t match. ...
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 of items belonging to Prophet Mohammed himself. There’s a room displaying finely crafted Ottoman clocks and watches. Also visit the Treasury, t...
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 as it is from the outside. A must visit indeed! It is advised to buy tickets for Hagia Sofia in advance as a lot of people usually visit it. Get Hagi...
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Sutluce Quarter, Imrahor Street34445 Sutluce - Beyoglu / Istanbul
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 to visit the whole country, one trip to the park will usually be a good stand in. Bring the cameras and click away, pretending to tower of the Temple...
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Beyazıt Mh., İstanbul, Turkey
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 continues to thrive today. Highly crowded, everyone here is looking for the best deal; bargaining is a way of life. Start with a fourth of the asking price a...
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Dolmabahce Cad., 34357 Besiktas, Turkey
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
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, covering over an area of about 110000 square metres. Visit to appreciate the sheer opulence of the palace. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandel...
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Ayvansaray Mh., Kariye Cami Sk. No:26, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 11th century. Its fine mozaics and frescoes were decorated in the 13th century. The mozaics tell apocryphal stories of Christian history, so research bef...
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Bereketzade Mh., Galata Tower, Beyoglu, Turkey
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 the restaurant and cafe on it’s upper floors, one can enjoy stunning views of the Bosphorus waters, a sight that is even better at sunset. At n...
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Emirgan Mah., 34467 Emirgan/İstanbul, Turkey
07:00 am - 10:30 pm
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 Emirgan Park, the reason for the Emirgan Park ticket prices provided in the tours section is because the tours offer a complete experience of Istanbul....
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 is located in Bosphorus in one of the converted warehouses and is located in the neighborhood of Tophane. It is of its first kind in Turkey.
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34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 could possibly the first documented love poem, the world’s first peace treaty, relics from Sidon, Babylon and Assyria, Greek and Roman statuary...
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Mimar Sinan Cad. No 20, Suleymaniye/Fatih, 34116 Istanbul, Turkey
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 by the well known architect Sinan. Families as well as couples can bathe here. The other services of this hamam also include soap massage, peeling, hot room etc.
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 cistern. Its capacity is if of roughtly 100000 tonnes of water. It has been featured in the James Bond movie “From Russia With Love”. Of sp...
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 bar closeby. DJ’s usually set a party going in the evenings. Apart from being the entertainment hub, this beach is also popular for watersports su...
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-Fold Game Tower can host 200 children at once in it’s various obstacles and designs constructed tunnels, ball pools, and slides. Rodeos and A...