THE TOP 15 Things To Do in Istanbul | Attractions & Activities
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THE TOP 15 Things To Do in Istanbul | Attractions & Activities

Excursions from Istanbul

THE TOP 15 Things To Do in Istanbul | Attractions & Activities

Here are my top 15 things to do and see in Istanbul that make the city a popular travel destination:

  1. Hagia Sophia: An architectural masterpiece that serves as a basilica, mosque and now a museum. The dome and the mosaics are impressive.

  2. Topkapi Palace: The former seat of the Ottoman Sultan. Explore the magnificent courtyards, halls and harem of this historic complex.

  3. Blue Mosque: Officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, it impresses with its blue tile decoration and six minarets.

  4. Grand Bazaar: A lively covered market where you can find spices, jewellery, carpets and many other souvenirs.

  5. Spice Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the scents and flavors of the Orient at this colorful bazaar, known for its spices and local delicacies.

  6. Galata Tower: A historic tower where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Bosphorus.

  7. Bosphorus Strait: Take a boat trip along the strait of Istanbul and enjoy the views of the historical buildings and the beauty of the water.

  8. Dolmabahce Palace: A magnificent palace complex on the Bosphorus that was once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans.

  9. Chora Church: Visit this Byzantine church with its well-preserved mosaics and frescoes depicting biblical scenes.

  10. Süleymaniye Mosque: An impressive Ottoman mosque commissioned by Sultan S&uum;leyman the Magnificent. It offers beautiful views of the city.

  11. Istanbul Archaeological Museum: Here you can discover a variety of artefacts from the ancient history of Istanbul and Anatolia.

  12. Taksim Square: A central square in Istanbul known for its lively atmosphere, shopping, restaurants and Republic Monument.

  13. Bosphorus Bridge: Cross this impressive suspension bridge that connects Europe and Asia and offers breathtaking views of the Bosphorus.

  14. Basilica Cistern: An underground cistern that dates back to Roman times. Explore the mysterious atmosphere and admire the ancient columns.

  15. Miniaturk: An outdoor exhibition featuring miniature models of famous buildings and landmarks from Turkey. Here you can explore the country in miniature.


Please note that due to current events or renovations, some information may not be up to date. It is recommended to check attraction opening times and availability before your visit. Have fun while exploring Istanbul!