Top 10 Places to See in Istanbul

Tourist information and guide to top 10 best sights, points of interest, places to visit & see in Istanbul, Turkey...


Places to visit and see in Istanbul is very impressive. Istanbul offers great sights and points of interest for its visitors.

Of course it is not possible to mention all the best places to see in Istanbul but here you may find the most fascinating ones. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Istiklal Aveneu, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Maiden's Tower, Princes' Islands, Galata Tower and Pierre Loti Hill can be considered as the top 10 best places to visit and see in Istanbul.


Below you may find the list of top 10 places to see in Istanbul.

  • Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula

    The former church of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) is one of the world's greatest architectural works and accepted as the 8th wonder of the world.
  • Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula

    The Blue Mosque was built in the 17th century by Sultan Ahmet I. Blue name came from its beautiful blue tiles interior. It is the only mosque with six minarets. The Blue Mosque is one most popular tourist sights in Istanbul.
  • Grand Bazaar in Beyazit

    The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from boots and slippers to gold and silver jewellery.
  • Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula

    Topkapi Palace is a magnificent oriental palace that is situated on a triangular promontory dominating the Bosphorus & Golden Horn. It was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 15th century to mid-19th century.
  • Istiklal Avenue in Taksim

    Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Street) is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Istanbul. It is a long colorful pedestrian street full of all kind of shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows and it is located by the Taksim Square.
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula

    The Archaeological Museum of Istanbul contains an immense collection of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine works and items including sculptures and sarcophagi.
  • Maiden's Tower in Uskudar

    The Maiden's Tower is the most popular landmark and monuments of the city of Istanbul. An evening night out, watch the sunset and dine at the Maiden's Tower is one of the best things to do in Istanbul.
  • The Princes' Islands in Marmara Sea

    The Princes' Islands (Isles) is one of the best preserved natural areas and sights in Istanbul. The six islands named Buyukada, Heybeliada, Kinaliada, Burgazada, Kasikadasi and Sedefadasi form the Princes' Islands. The Princes' Islands is one of the best attractions and weekend breaks in Istanbul both for locals and tourists.
  • Galata Tower in Galata, Karakoy

    Galata Tower is an old Genoese tower overlooking the beautiful Istanbul and has a luxurious restaurant at the top. Traveler may enjoy the excellent panoramic views of Istanbul, Golden Horn and Bosphorus.
  • Pierre Loti Hill in Eyup, Golden Horn

    Pierre Loti Hill is a great leisure and tourist area in Eyup and one of the most popular sights and places to visit and see for both locals and tourists in the Golden Horn region of Istanbul. Pierre Loti Hill offers great views for the visitors. The hill is about 55 meters from sea level. Drinking your tea or Turkish coffee at the Pierre Loti Cafe and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Golden Horn is a great activity at the Pierre Loti Hill.