The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.
Such a great mosque with a beautiful architecture and in the heart of SultanAhmet district. It's very close to the tram station and opposite to Hagia Sophia. It's a great example of the Othoman empire's great architecture and design. A must see in Istanbul!
Hagia Sophia Museum
Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
Nice museum. It was a Catholic Church, then a Mosque, and a museum after 30s. You can learn a lot of history from there, and also about the way to protect the construction from earthquakes.
The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.
The largest of the many hundred ancient cisterns lying beneath the streets of modern Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern is one of the city's top historical attractions.
Topkapi Palace Museum
The Topkapı Palace or the Seraglio, is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was one of the major residences of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years of their 624-year reign.
This place is certainly beautiful. The architect is antique and artistic. Its very popular in tourists. I liked it more because of the museum part where Islamic Tabarrukat are kept. A 'must see' especially from that perspective!
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.
One of the best historical places of the area where you can find some souvenir and have good time. The visit will take arround one hour.
Çemberlitaş Hamamı is a historical Turkish bath located on Divanyolu Street in the Çemberlitaş neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It was constructed by Mimar Sinan in 1584.
A 500 year old hamam designed by an iconic architect, has separate women and men sections. The visit to Cemberlitas Hamami was one of the best experiences in my trip to Istanbul.
Spice Bazaar / Mısır Çarşıs
The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.
Very interesting spice market. All kinds of spices and sweets can be found here in this historic covered bazaar.
The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels.
Historic bridge of the European sude of istanbul. The 'fish bread' from the restaurants at the bottom of the bridge is considered a 'must' for travellors. One can see lines of locals fishing at the top of the bridge.
The Galata Tower — called Christea Turris by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul,Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul's historic peninsula and its environs.
The 1,500-year-old Galata Tower is an enduring and iconic landmark of Istanbul, and despite the many modern towers and rooftop bars and restaurants, this medieval stone tower still offers some of the best views of the city, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.
Taksim Square, situated in Beyoğlu in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels.
This Square is one of the symbols of the historic city of Istanbul , it's the favorite place for residents and visitors.
Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coast of the Bosphorus, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922.
This palace was built in the last years of the ottoman empire. Architecture and interior design are very modern. Almost all of the walls have been carefully painted with great pictures.
Ortaköy Mosque / Ortaköy Camii
Ortaköy Mosque, officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus.
It's not a big mosque, but it's one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul.. it's a neo-baroque style.. and it has a beautiful view on the Bosporus and the '15 temmuz şehitler bridge'..
Sehir Hatlari Cruise
At some point during your stay in Istanbul you must hit the water for some sort of cruise on the Bosphorus. Sehir Hatlari's cruises are an especially picturesque and affordable way to begin getting a sense of just how gorgeous (and expansive) this age-old city is. The “Full Bosphorus Cruise” from Eminonu to Anadolu Kavagi is ideal for seeing a good stretch of Istanbul as well as much of the Bosphorus, and includes time to explore the 15th-century Yoros Castle (an uphill but easy hike) on the Asian side of town; to admire the views of the Black Sea from there; and to have a seafood lunch near the base of the castle or on the waterfront.