The most beautiful places in Istanbul

The most beautiful places in Istanbul

The best of Istanbul

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

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Hagia Sofia
41.009, 28.98
49 m / 161 ft

#1 Hagia Sofia

The former largest cathedral of the world

Hagia Sofia - The Temple of God's Wisdom was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. It was rebuilt to a mosque and then to a museum. It is one of the most important sacral monuments in the world. You can find it in the center of Istanbul

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Blue Mosque
41.005, 28.977
38 m / 125 ft

#2 Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Blue Mosque

The largest mosque in Istanbul

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque. It is the largest mosque in Istanbul. It is the only one mosque in Turkey, which has six minarets. It is one of Istanbul's largest and most famous landmarks. Non-Muslims can also visit it

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Topkapi Palace
41.012, 28.983
51 m / 167 ft

#3 Topkapi Palace

The most famous palace in Turkey

Topkapi Palace was the main seat of Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. It is exposed in a tactical position above the Strait of Bosphorus at the very top of the Golden Horn. It is one of Istanbul's most visited tourist attractions with many unique exhibits

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Dolmabahçe Palace
41.039, 29
10 m / 33 ft

#4 Dolmabahçe Palace

Modern Sultan Palace

The Dolmabahçe Palace is located directly on the Straits of the Bosphorus in Besiktas district. It was the modern seat of Ottoman sultans after they moved from the famous Topkapi Palace. You will find here beautiful interiors richly decorated. It is one of the most interesting buildings in Istanbul

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Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
41.011, 28.968
53 m / 174 ft

#5 Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The most famous oriental bazaar of the world

The whole Orient is famous for its huge bazaars full of spices, nuts, jewelery etc. - simply everything you can think of. The most famous and largest of these are in Istanbul. The entire bazaar is covered and really very extensive - you can really spend a lot of time here. You will find it in the very center of the city just a short walk from the Blue Mosque

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Bosphorus
41.018, 28.998
0 m / 0 ft

#6 Bosphorus

The Strait of Istanbul

The Bosphorus is the famous strait separating Europe from Asia. On both banks of the Straits is located the largest Turkish city of Istanbul. The strait is bridged by four monumental bridges. There is also good sea transport and urban public transport. There are many guard castles such as Rumeli Feneri, Garipçe Kalesi, Rumeli Kavağı, Yoros and Rumeli

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Galata Tower
41.026, 28.974
50 m / 164 ft

#7 Galata Tower

The former tallest building of Istanbul

The Galata Tower is the most significant monument of the northern part of Istanbul. With its seventy meters it was the tallest building of the city. It now serves as a nice sight for the Bosphorus and the city

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İstiklal Avenue
41.031, 28.976
77 m / 253 ft

#8 İstiklal Avenue

The most famous street in Istanbul

Perhaps the most famous street in Istanbul is the Istiklal (Istiklal Caddesi) avenue. You will find it north of the Galata Tower. It is a very busy avenue leading to Taksim Square, the center of a modern part of Istanbul. Istiklal is a pedestrian zone, where the historic tram rides as an tourist attraction.

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Valens Aqueduct
41.016, 28.956
40 m / 131 ft

#9 Valens Aqueduct

The most famous Roman monument in Istanbul

Valens aqueduct is undoubtedly the most prestigious Roman monument in Istanbul. This water feeder worked both in the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. There is a busy road beneath him. It can climb on it and then it is a good prospect

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Mausoleum of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent
41.016, 28.964
60 m / 197 ft

#10 Mausoleum of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent

Tomb of the most important sultan of the Ottomans

In Istanbul, you will find a number of mausoleas or tombs of the Sultans. The most prominent among them is the Sultan of Suleiman the Magnificent. The tomb is adjacent to the famous Suleiman mosque. You will find it west of the Golden Horn.

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