Istanbul Sights

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Ahrida Synagogue

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Located in Balat, the city's historically Jewish district, Istanbul's oldest synagogue is believed to date back to the 1430s, when it...

Anadolu Kavağı

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At the upper end of the Asian shore, Anadolu Kavağı is the final destination on the full Bosphorus cruises. A pretty little fishing...


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This picturesque European-side neighborhood just below Bebek is a pleasant place for a stroll. The waterfront is taken up by a row of...

Aya Sofya

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This soaring edifice is perhaps the greatest work of Byzantine architecture and for almost a thousand years, starting from its completion...


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One of Istanbul's most fashionable suburbs, Bebek is especially popular with the affluent boating set, thanks to the area's pretty, natural...

Beyazıt Camii

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Inspired by Aya Sofya and completed in 1506, this domed mosque holds the distinction of being the oldest of the Ottoman imperial mosques...

Beylerbeyi Palace

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Built as a summer residence for Sultan Abdülaziz in 1865, Beylerbeyi is a bit like a mini-Dolmabahçe that incorporates a similarly...

Blue Mosque

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Only after you enter the Blue Mosque do you understand the name. The inside is covered with 20,000 shimmering blue-green İznik tiles...

Borusan Contemporary

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Filled with office workers during the week, this distinctive building under the second Bosphorus Bridge on the European side turns into...

Büyük Valide Han

  • Building/Architectural Site

The mass of winding streets between the Grand Bazaar and the Golden Horn contains many old Ottoman commercial buildings, or hans . Historically...


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