Sights in Istanbul

St. Hagia Sophia

Istanbul Museum
Hagia Sophia is one of the most beautiful historical building in the Istanbul. It was constructed as a Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral between 532 - 537 AD by the order of Emperor Justinian I. Hagia Sophia had been used as an Orthodox Cathedral until 12... Explore St. Hagia Sophia

Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque

Istanbul Mosque
The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Cami) is one of the most impressive symbol of Istanbul. It is located directly opposite to Hagia Sophia Museum. The mosque takes its name of Ottoman Emperor Sultan Ahmet I. The Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) was built... Explore Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque

Topkapı Palace

Istanbul Museum
Topkapı Palace was built after the conquest of Istanbul by the order of Fatih The Conqueror in 1478 AD. The palace was used as Sultans major residence and it had been used for Ottoman rule for 380 years. Now, Topkapi Palace is one of the most popula... Explore Topkapı Palace

Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul Museum
Dolmabahce Palace was built on the coastline of Bosphorus between the years of 1839 and 1861 AD. Dolmabahçe Palace was ordered by the Sultan Abdülmecid I as major residence. Dolmabahçe is the largest palace in Turkey. It has 285 rooms and 46 hall... Explore Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus

Istanbul View
Istanbul’s Bosphorus separates Asia Continent from Europe Continent and connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. There are three bridges on Bosphorus which connect Europe and Asia. You can watch the best Istanbul view and Maiden’s Tower du... Explore Bosphorus

Grand Covered Bazaar

Istanbul Shopping Center
There was a small market in the same area in Byzantian era. In Ottoman era, the main part which named as Bedesten of Gems was built by the order of Fatih The Conqueror. From the Byzantian era to today, market has continue to become bigger. Now, The G... Explore Grand Covered Bazaar

Little Hagia Sophia

Istanbul Mosque
Little Hagia Sophia was built between 527-536 AD by Byzantian Emparor Justinianos I and his wife. The monument’s name was Aya Sergios ve Bachos, which was used as a chuch in Byzantine era. It is known as oldest Byzantian building in Istanbul. The c... Explore Little Hagia Sophia

Byzantine City Walls

Istanbul Historic District
Byzantine Old City Walls were built in Byzantine Empire era for the protect of the city of Constantinople by Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Emperor Constantine the Great. Then, second wall, Theodosian Walls, was made by the Emperor Theodosius II. in 5th c... Explore Byzantine City Walls

Rumeli Fortress

Istanbul Historic District
Rumeli Fortress was built to conquer the Constantinople by the Ottoman Emperor Fatih the Conqueror between 1451 and 1452. Rumeli Castle takes space in 30.000 spuare meters. It has 3 big towers. They are Saruca Pasha Tower, Zaganos Tower and Halil Pas... Explore Rumeli Fortress

Buyukada

Istanbul Historic District
Buyukada is the biggest island of lovely Prince’s Islands Archipelago. Its field is 5,4 square kilometers. Buyukada is a good option for an attractive day trip. It consists two hills. One of them is Hristos, which places in the north side of the is... Explore Buyukada

Sultans Tombs

Istanbul Tomb
Sultans tomb hosts more than 140 graves of the Ottoman Sultans family. The Tomb of the 2. Selim built by famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in 1577. There is 42 graves in 2. Selim Suntan's tomb with Sultan's and his wife's grave.

The To... Explore Sultans Tombs

Beylerbeyi Palace

Istanbul Museum
Beylerbeyi Palace was built as a summer residence of Ottoman Sultans by Sultan Abdülaziz between the years of 1861 and 1876 AD. It was also used as guest house for the foreign heads of states and sovereigns. Beylerbeyi Palace’s architecture contai... Explore Beylerbeyi Palace

Pierre Loti Hill

Istanbul View
Pierre Loti is a hill which has nice panoramic view of Golden Horn. It takes its name from well-known French novelist Pierre Loti, who lived in Istanbul. There are too many well decorated restaurants and cafes. Drinking coffee at Pierre Loti Hill wit... Explore Pierre Loti Hill

Golden Horn

Istanbul View
The Golden Horn separates European side of İstanbul. Its shape looks like a horn. It is a kind of natural port. Golden Horn’s length is 7.5 kilometers (4.66 mi), and it has parks on both sides. On left side of golden horn, you are able to see attr... Explore Golden Horn

Hippodrome of Constantinople

Istanbul Historic District
The Hippodrome of Constantinople was used as an sport and social centre in Byzantine era. The Hippodrome was also known as Atmeydanı (horse arena) during the Ottoman era. It was also used for horse and carriage races for the honour of the Emperor. T... Explore Hippodrome of Constantinople

Cable Car

Istanbul View
Climbing up to Pierre Loti by a cable car creates you an interesting time. On the cable car, you will cheer up, because you are going to feel like you can touch Golden Horn with your hands.... Explore Cable Car

Spice Bazaar

Istanbul Shopping Center
Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar was built by an architect, Koca Kasım Ağa, by the ordered of Sultana Turhan in 1664 AD. Spice Bazaar is the second biggest closed bazaar in İstanbul after Grand Covered Bazaar. In Ottoman Empire era, most of the goods in Sp... Explore Spice Bazaar

Obelisk of Theodosius

Istanbul Historic Monument
Obelisk of Theodosius was built by the Pharaoh Thutmose III in 15th century BC. This Ancient Egyptian Obelisk was built in Karnak Temple and moved to the Alexandria by The Roman Emperor Constantius II in 357 AD. Then, Obelisk of Theodosius was reloca... Explore Obelisk of Theodosius

German Fountain of Wilhelm II

Istanbul Historic Monument
The German Fountain was presented as a gift for Sultan Abdülhamid II by German Emperor Wilhelm II. It was built in Germany, then was transported piece by piece and was assembled in Hippodrome - Istanbul in 1900. German Fountain of Wilhelm II was bui... Explore German Fountain of Wilhelm II

Camlıca Hill

Istanbul View
Camlica Hill is located in Uskudar district. Its location is close to Bosphorus. Therefore, Camlica Hill is one of the best place to watch amazing Istanbul view. You may go to Camlica Hill for Turkish breakfast or dinner. There are two hills, Buyuk C... Explore Camlıca Hill

Serpentine Column

Istanbul Historic Monument
It was built to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC in Delphi. In 324 AD, Serpertine Column was moved to Constantinople by Constantine I. Heads of the Serpent Column got lost after 1700... Explore Serpentine Column

Bosphorus Bridge

Istanbul View
Bosphorus Bridge is the first bridge that connects European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It was built in 1973. Bosphorus Bridge extends from Ortakoy on the European side to Beylerbeyi on the Asian side. Its length is 1560 meter and its width is 33.40... Explore Bosphorus Bridge