Places to visit and see in
offers great sights and
points of interest for its
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
Maiden's Tower, Princes'
Islands, Galata Tower and
Pierre Loti Hill
considered as the top 10
best places to visit and see in
Below you may find the list
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.
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 (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.
The Archaeological Museum of Istanbul contains an immense collection of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine works and items including sculptures and sarcophagi.
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 (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 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 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.