Sights & Attractions in Istanbul

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ahrida Synagogue
Located in Balat, the city's historically Jewish district, Istanbul's...
Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Beyazıt Camii
Inspired by Aya Sofya and completed in 1506, this domed mosque...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Büyük Valide Han
The mass of winding streets between the Grand Bazaar and the...
Architectural Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Church of St. Mary of the Mongols
This rose-red-color church is significant for being the only...
Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate
After being kicked out of Aya Sofya after the Turkish conquest...
Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Eminönü
The transportation hub of Old Istanbul, Eminönü teems with activity...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Fatih Camii
This complex consisting of a mosque, religious schools, and other...
Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Fethiye Müzesi
Thought to date to the 12th century, this church served as the...
Religious Sites Western Districts
 
Fish Market
Located just off İstiklal Caddesi next to the entrance to the...
Markets / Bazaars Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Hippodrome
It takes a bit of imagination to appreciate the Hippodrome—once...
Archaeological Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Istanbul University
The main campus of Turkey's oldest institution of higher learning...
Educational Institutions The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Jewish Museum of Turkey
The history of the Jews in Turkey is much more extensive and...
Museums / Galleries Karaköy and the Lower Bosphorus
 
Kalenderhane Camii
Located around the corner from Istanbul University and close...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Küçük Aya Sofya
Built by Justinian as the Church of Sergius and Bacchus (patron...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Military Museum
This large and fascinating museum boasts an extensive collection...
Museums / Galleries Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Mosaic Museum
One of Istanbul's more fascinating sights, the small but well-done...
Museums / Galleries Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Naval Museum
Founded in 1897 and located here since 1961, Istanbul's Naval...
Museums / Galleries Karaköy and the Lower Bosphorus
 
Pera Museum
A small private museum housed in a grand 1893 building (the former...
Museums / Galleries Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Rahmi M. Koç Museum
Housed on the grounds of an Ottoman-era shipyard on the shore...
Museums / Galleries Western Districts
 
Şehzade Camii
The medium-sized Şehzade Camii was built for Süleyman the Magnificent's...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Camii
Built in 1571 for Sokollu Mehmet Pasha, a grand vizier to three...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Taksim Square
At the north end of İstiklal Caddesi, Istanbul's largest public...
Squares Beyoğlu: Istanbul's New Town
 
Valens Aqueduct
A Roman city needed its aqueduct, and Constantinople, which seriously...
Archaeological Sites Western Districts
 
Yeni Cami
A dominant feature of the Istanbul skyline, thanks to its prime...
Religious Sites The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
Yıldız Parkı
The wooded slopes of Yıldız Parkı once formed part of the great...
Castles / Palaces, Parks Karaköy and the Lower Bosphorus
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