The most beautiful places in Istanbul

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The most beautiful places in Istanbul
Inserted: 06.12.2018
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Istanbul, the traditional gate of the Orient, offers plenty of beautiful places to see – ranging from spectacular mosques to the famous Grand Bazaar. At the same time it has a very picturesque location on both sides of the Strait of Bosphorus. It is a city that is located both in Europe and Asia. Come and see the most beautiful places to see in Istanbul

Hagia Sofia

The former largest cathedral of the world

| Altitude: 49 m / 161 ft

Hagia Sofia – The Temple of God's Wisdom was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years.… continue reading

Blue Mosque

The largest mosque in Istanbul

| Altitude: 38 m / 125 ft

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque. It is the largest mosque in Istanbul. It is the only one… continue reading

Topkapi Palace

The most famous palace in Turkey

| Altitude: 51 m / 167 ft

Topkapi Palace was the main seat of Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. It is exposed in a tactical… continue reading

Dolmabahçe Palace

Modern Sultan Palace

| Altitude: 10 m / 33 ft

The Dolmabahçe Palace is located directly on the Straits of the Bosphorus in Besiktas district. It was the… continue reading

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The most famous oriental bazaar of the world

| Altitude: 53 m / 174 ft

The whole Orient is famous for its huge bazaars full of spices, nuts, jewelery etc. – simply everything you… continue reading


The Strait of Istanbul

| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

The Bosphorus is the famous strait separating Europe from Asia. On both banks of the Straits is located the… continue reading

Galata Tower

The former tallest building of Istanbul

| Altitude: 50 m / 164 ft

The Galata Tower is the most significant monument of the northern part of Istanbul. With its seventy meters… continue reading

İstiklal Avenue

The most famous street in Istanbul

| Altitude: 77 m / 253 ft

Perhaps the most famous street in Istanbul is the Istiklal (Istiklal Caddesi) avenue. You will find it north… continue reading

Valens Aqueduct

The most famous Roman monument in Istanbul

| Altitude: 40 m / 131 ft

Valens aqueduct is undoubtedly the most prestigious Roman monument in Istanbul. This water feeder worked both… continue reading

Mausoleum of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent

Tomb of the most important sultan of the Ottomans

| Altitude: 60 m / 197 ft

In Istanbul, you will find a number of mausoleas or tombs of the Sultans. The most prominent among them is… continue reading

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