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Istanbul Attractions

Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Museum

Location: Sultanahmet

Type: Museums

Grand Bazaar - Kapali Carsi

Location: Grand Bazaar

Type: Old Bazaars

Topkapi Palace

Location: Sultanahmet

Type: Palaces

Galata Tower

Location: Galata

Type: Monuments and Towers

Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - Hamam

Location: Cemberlitas

Type: Architect Sinans Works

Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Museum

Location: Sultanahmet

Type: Museums

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

Location: Sultanahmet

Type: Mosques

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Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Museum

Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Museum

Taking visitors to the tranquil depths of Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern is the city's largest covered reservoir. It was built in 532 AD on the site of a great basilica. ...more »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Museums
Grand Bazaar - Kapali Carsi

Grand Bazaar - Kapali Carsi

Prepare your wallet and your nerves for Istanbul's chaotic and colourful Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. ...more »

  • Location: Grand Bazaar
  • Type: Old Bazaars
Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

Towering over the Bosphorous and Marmara Sea in what was once ancient Constantinople, Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet is one of Istanbul’s most visited tourist attractions. ...more »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Palaces
Galata Tower

Galata Tower

The Galata Tower is one of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks, and is one of the oldest towers in the world. ...more »

  • Location: Galata
  • Type: Monuments and Towers
Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - Hamam

Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - Hamam

Cemberlitas Hamam is one of the most historical Turkish baths in Istanbul. The Hamam was commissioned by Nurbanu Sultan, the wife of Sultan Selim II as a charitable foundation for the poor. ...more »

  • Location: Cemberlitas
  • Type: Architect Sinans Works
  • Tel: +90-212-5227974
Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Museum

Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Museum

Hagia Sophia, once the greatest church in the Christian world until its conversion into a mosque in 1453, is now one of Istanbul's most well known and breathtakingly beautiful museums. ...more »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Museums
Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

If the wail of the minarets doesn't awaken your senses, then one of Istanbul's most visited mosque- the Sultanahmet/ Blue Mosque- certainly will. ...more »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Mosques
Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium, rumoured to be the world's largest thematic aquarium (and the first to consist of all seas) was recently opened in Istanbul. ...more »

  • Location: Florya
  • Type: Theme Parks
  • Tel: +90-212-5742130
Istiklal Caddesi - Istiklal Avenue - Taksim

Istiklal Caddesi - Istiklal Avenue - Taksim

Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street), arguably Istanbul’s most famous street, is located in the city’s Beyoglu district on the European side of the city. ...more »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Popular Districts
Ortakoy

Ortakoy

With its narrow cobbled streets, fine food and spectacular location under the Bosphorus Bridge is surely one of Istanbul's loveliest seaside suburbs. ...more »

  • Location: Ortakoy
  • Type: Popular Districts

All Istanbul Attractions

Our Local Experts say:

One could spend a lifetime in Istanbul and never do everything there is to do. The city’s historical sites, mosques and museums are some of its biggest draw cards, not to mention its bazaars, waterways, tea gardens and parks.

Our guide has been put together by locals living and experiencing Istanbul, which includes some of the most popular sites as well as those a bit more off the beaten track. We are proud to bring you one of the most up-to-date and comprehensive guides to attractions in Istanbul!

 

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One of Istanbul's funnest and most raucous events, Rock'n Coke is a must if you're in the city... more »

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