Sights & Attractions in Istanbul

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Name Category Location
 
Aya Sofya
This soaring edifice is perhaps the greatest work of Byzantine...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Blue Mosque
Only after you enter the Blue Mosque do you understand the name...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
The Column of Constantine
This column stood at the center of what was a large circular...
Architectural Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Dolmabahçe Palace
The name Dolmabahçe means "filled-in garden," from the fact that...
Castles / Palaces Karaköy and the Lower Bosphorus
 
Eyüp Sultan Camii
Muslim pilgrims from all over the world make their way to the...
Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Galata Mevlevihanesi
Istanbul's oldest Mevlevi dervish lodge, which served as a meeting...
Museums / Galleries Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Galata Tower
The Galata area was a thriving Italian settlement both before...
Architectural Sites Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Grand Bazaar
Take a deep breath and plunge into this maze of 65 winding, covered...
Markets / Bazaars The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
The Great Walls
The walls of Constantinople were the greatest fortifications...
Castles / Palaces, Architectural Sites Western Districts
 
Istanbul Archaeology Museums
Step into this vast repository of spectacular finds, housed in...
Museums / Galleries Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Istanbul Modern
Housed in a converted warehouse on the shores of the Bosphorus...
Museums / Galleries Karaköy and the Lower Bosphorus
 
İstiklal Caddesi
Running for almost a mile between Taksim Square and Tünel Square...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Kariye Müzesi
The dazzling mosaics and frescoes in the former Church of the...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Rüstem Paşa Camii
Tucked away in the backstreets just west of the Spice Bazaar...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Spice Bazaar
The enticing Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar...
Markets / Bazaars The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Süleymaniye Camii
Perched on a hilltop opposite Istanbul University, Süleymaniye...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Topkapı Palace
This vast palace on Sarayburnu ("Seraglio Point"), above the...
Castles / Palaces Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Yeni Cami
A dominant feature of the Istanbul skyline, thanks to its prime...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Yerebatan Sarnıcı
The major problem with the site of Byzantium was the lack of...
Archaeological Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
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