Sights & Attractions in Istanbul

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Fodor's Choice Sights in Istanbul

Sights Overview
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
 
Dolmabahçe Palace
The name Dolmabahçe means "filled-in garden," from the fact that...
Castles / Palaces Karaköy and the Lower Bosphorus
 
Grand Bazaar
Take a deep breath and plunge into this maze of 65 winding, covered...
Markets / Bazaars The Bazaar Area and Environs
 
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
 
Kariye Müzesi
The dazzling mosaics and frescoes in the former Church of the...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Western Districts
 
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
 
Yerebatan Sarnıcı
The major problem with the site of Byzantium was the lack of...
Archaeological Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
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