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#1 Blue Mosque
The majestic Sultan Ahmed Mosque is among one of the two mosques in Istanbul to have 6 minarets. It's also called the Blue Mosque because...
#2 Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia is the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in 360. This magnificent structure has been a basilica, then...
#3 Topkapi Palace
Step into the era of Ottoman Turks and Sultans at the Topkapı Palace, laden with more intriguing stories from the past than most of the w...
#4 Basilica Cistern
Walk through the seemingly endless rows of pillars at the Basilica Cistern lying beneath the city.
#5 Bosphorus Cruise
Cruise on Bosphorus Strait to admire the vast expanse and the twinkling lights of the Bosphorus Bridge that connects the Asian and Europe...
#6 Galata Bridge
Stroll along the lively Galata Bridge in the evening to witness the scintillating views of the boats cruising by and the changing colours...
#7 Grand Bazaar
Haggle for exciting Turkish delights at hundreds of years old market called the Grand Bazaar. Best known for it's Turkish Rugs, you must ...
Head out to Arnavutkoy, a charming fishing village famous for its wooden Ottoman mansions, pretty side streets and seafood restaurants.
#9 Ortaköy Mosque
The quaint looking Ortakoy Mosque, situated by the Ortakoy pier, offers terrific picturesque views of the Bosphorus Bridge.
#10 Eminönü Neighbourhood
Eminonu neighborhood is located in the oldest part of the city and has many historic and religious sites to visit.
#11 Istanbul International Music Festival
Organized mostly between May and July, the Istanbul International Music Festival plays host to a number of international artists offering...
#12 Spice Bazaar
Thriving for past 350 years, the Spice Market is known for herbs, Turkish delight called Lokum, dry fruits, honeycomb, Turkish Cheese. If...
Beyoglu is the place to be if you're looking for good restaurants, bohemian bars, live music venues, hip hotels and edgy boutiques. Soak ...
#14 Sultanamhet District
Sultanahmet is the heart of historic Old Istanbul. A UNESCO site, you can witness the sheer diversity from the world heritage attractions...
#15 Suleymaniye Mosque
Dominating the Golden Horn is the grand Suleymaniye Mosque adorned with beautiful gardens, forecourt and a central fountain.
#16 Gulhane Park
Packed with colorful and well designed flowerbeds, stroll through the Gulhane Park to find numerous birds flying in the sky. Refresh at t...
#17 Taksim Square and Istiklal Street
Taksim Square is considered as the heart of the modern Istanbul. Istiklal Street has a line up some of the must popular and important arc...
#18 Whirling Dervishes
Your trip to Turkey is incomplete without watching the religious Whirling Dervishes performed on Sufi music at The Galata Mevlevihanesi.
#19 St. Saviour Church
Though the St. Saviour church in Chora looks sturdy, magnificent and rough on the outside, its beautiful mosaic interiors will take your ...
#20 Maiden's Tower
Featured in the 1999 Bond movie "The world is not enough", Maiden's Tower is not only an age old symbol of love and romance but also the ...
#21 Rumeli Fortress
Scale the ramparts of the Rumeli Fortress also known as Rumeli Hisari, which was once a prison and then an open-air theatre.
#22 Dolmabahce Palace
Get enthralled by the splendour of the Dolmabahce Palace, which was once the seat of the Ottoman Empire.
#23 Prince's Island (Kizil Adalar)
Enjoy a lazy horse carriage ride around the quaint houses and eat sumptuous seafood at Prince's Island (or Kizil Adalar) for a fairy tale...
#24 SEA LIFE Istanbul Aquarium
Admire the largest European collection of sharks swimming above you, touch the crabs and starfish or catch a feed show at the SEA LIFE Is...
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