Istanbul Attractions



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  • Ataturk International Airport
  • Galata Kulesi (Tower)
  • Sultanahmet Mosque
  • Taksim
  • Topkapi (palace)
  • Neighborhoods

  • Adalar
  • Bebek
  • Eminönü
  • Levent
  • We usually recommend our visitors to spare at least a week in Istanbul, simply because there is so much to see and so much to do. In fact there’s never a way to be bored in Istanbul. Start with the must-see attractions in and around Sultanahmet (and even then you may not be done within a week), move to the big sights and fine museums laid all around the city, check out some tours such the "behind the streets tours in Galata" or "photographing Istanbul" or "gastronomic Istanbul" tours, dig in to some outdoor activities like going camping in Ballıkayalar (a site not very far away from the city) or waterskiing on the Sapanca Lake, and work your way down to the between-the-cracks, off-the-beaten-path gems. Just leave some time to catch your breath. Take some photos too...

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    Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)

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    22 Kalpakçılar Caddesi

    Ancient covered market, 64 streets, 22 doors, 3600 shops... read more

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    İstiklal Caddesi

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    İstiklal Caddesi
    Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu

    Pedestrian avenue & unique 19thcc Turkish architecture... read more

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    Istanbul Archaeological Museum

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    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Gülhane

    Fascinating collection, a genuine must-visit for archeology lovers and history freaks... read more

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    Hagia Sophia

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    Sultanahmet Square

    1,500 year old monument, a blend of a thousand years of civilization... read more

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    Topkapi Palace

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    Sultanahmet Meydanı

    Best ensemble palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site... read more

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    Galata Tower

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    Galata

    Medieval stone tower with panoramic view of Old Istanbul... read more

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    Asmalimescit Sokak & Sishane District

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    Asmalı Mescit Beyoğlu

    The trendy bar, restaurant and tavern street...
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    Spice Bazaar (Mısır çarşısı)

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    Behind the New Mosque in Eminönü

    Exotic food market: Iranian caviar, nuts & Turkish delight... read more

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    Adalar (Princes' Islands)

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    Adalar

    Summer-style, romantic day tripping with a ride on horse-backed carriage... read more

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    Istanbul Modern

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    Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Sahasý Antrepo No: 4
    Karaköy

    Contemporary art museum in a converted warehouse atop Bosphorus... read more

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    Çiçek Pasajı

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    İstiklal Caddesi

    Cité de Péra, historic galleria with historic taverns... read more

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    Reasurans Pasaji

    Tesvikiye, Nisantasi

    Elitist and modern passage, marking the throbbing heart of Nisantasi... read more

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    Abdi İpekci Cad. Kaşıkçıoğlu Apt. No:42 D.2 Nisantasi

    Local art gallery that works with young artists...
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    Aktif Hediye / Active Gifts

    Kuzu Sokak Elif Ap. 9/1 Suadiye

    Alternative ideas as "things to do" in Istanbul...
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    Hotic Leather Goods

    Various locations in the city

    Local leather products sale and produce -with a modern edge... read more

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    Anantara Spa Bellevue

    Nispetiye Mahallesi Aydın Sok. No:9,34340 Beşiktaş

    "Ancient elixirs" of an endless pleasure... read more

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    Sark Han

    Tahtakale Mahallesi Vasıfçınar Caddesi Şark Han No : 23 Mercan - Eminönü - Fatih

    "1 TRY" gift items sale house in Eminönü...
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    Feshane

    Eski Feshane Caddesi Defterdar Durağı EYÜP

    Historic factory made into a fair center of 56,000 sqm... read more

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    Culinary Arts Academy

    Meydan Sokak Beybi Giz B Blok No: 123-136 Maslak

    Cooking workshops for amateurs and the interested; advanced courses for the professionals... read more

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    Miniaturk

    Imrahor Caddesi Sutluce
    Sutluce

    Mini Turkey & Mini Ottomans on a 1/25 scale...
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