Sights & Attractions in Istanbul


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Name Category Location
Aya Sofya
This soaring edifice is perhaps the greatest...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet
Blue Mosque
Only after you enter the Blue Mosque do you...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet
The Column of Constantine
This column stood at the center of what was a...
Architectural Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
Dolmabahçe Palace
The name Dolmabahçe means "filled-in garden,"...
Castles / Palaces Besiktas and Nisantasi
Eyüp Sultan Camii
Muslim pilgrims from all over the world make...
Religious Sites Western Districts
Galata Mevlevihanesi
Istanbul's oldest Mevlevi dervish lodge, which...
Museums / Galleries Beyoglu
Galata Tower
The Galata area was a thriving Italian settlement...
Architectural Sites Galata and Karakoy
Grand Bazaar
Take a deep breath and plunge into this maze...
Markets / Bazaars The Bazaar Area and Environs
The Great Walls
The walls of Constantinople were the greatest...
Castles / Palaces, Architectural Sites Western Districts
Istanbul Archaeology Museums
Step into this vast repository of spectacular...
Museums / Galleries Sultanahmet
Istanbul Modern
Housed in a converted warehouse on the shores of...
Museums / Galleries Galata and Karakoy
İstiklal Caddesi
Running for almost a mile between Taksim Square...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beyoglu
Kariye Müzesi
The dazzling mosaics and frescoes in the former...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Western Districts
Rüstem Paşa Camii
Tucked away in the backstreets just west of the...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
Spice Bazaar
The enticing Spice Bazaar, also known as the...
Markets / Bazaars The Bazaar Area and Environs
Süleymaniye Camii
Perched on a hilltop opposite Istanbul...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
Topkapı Palace
This vast palace on Sarayburnu ("Seraglio...
Castles / Palaces Sultanahmet
Yeni Cami
A dominant feature of the Istanbul skyline,...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
Yerebatan Sarnıcı
The major problem with the site of Byzantium was...
Archaeological Sites Sultanahmet


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