Tourist places in Istanbul

Sultan Ahmet Mosque ‘Sultanahmet Cami’

One of the most important tourist places in Istanbul is Sultan Ahmed Mosque, its location is in the center of Istanbul. People also call it  the “Blue Mosque” and was built between 1609 and 1616. Ottoman Sultan Ahmed is one of the most important masterpieces of Ottoman Islamic art and architecture and one of the most famous historical landmarks of Istanbul. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is famous for its spacious area, which can accommodate 10,000 worshippers. And its wonderful exterior design, which is very similar to the design of the Grand Mosque in Makkah with its multiple minarets is adorned with a distinctive assortment of different decorations that vary between gold and inscription arts. Which depict some of the noble verses in an endless pattern of creativity and beauty.


The closed market ‘kapali çarşi’

Istanbul city is famous for the beauty of its shopping places, which have cultural and tourist advantages. In addition to that and is the best place for shopping. Moreover, the close market in Istanbul occupies first place in the world in terms of tradition and fame. the market was established 557 years ago. The Ottomans has made it, after the opening of the Ottoman Empire of Istanbul, and about 30 thousand square meters of shops and covered streets.

 Topkapı Museum Palace ‘Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi’

Topkapi Palace has a strategic location in the heart of the historical district of Istanbul  in Sultanahmet. It is near Hagia Sophia and Gulhane Park, overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Construction dates back to the fifteenth century during the Ottoman era in 1478 AD, therefore, Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh ordered its builders to make a residence for the sultans and their wives, a seat for decision-making, reception of kings, and the establishment of official occasions In addition to that, the palace contains many sacred Islamic trusts that were transferred from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the Umayyadsm After transferred from the Umayyads to the Abbasids and then to the Ottomans.



Aya Sofia Mosque ‘Aya Sofia Cami’

The Hagia Sophia Mosque’s location on the European side of Istanbul and is one of the most important symbols of the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror completely spherical and then converted into a mosque by Muhammad Al-Fateh in 1453 AD and is one of the most important artistic and architectural monuments in the world.

Egyptian Market Mısır Çarşısı

The Egyptian market is the second largest popular market and one of the most important tourist places in Istanbul. It’s name is the Egyptian Bazaar or the Egyptian market, due to the imported Asian and Indian spices and goods from Egypt by sea. Throughout history, this market was a famous tourist destination for tourists coming from all over the world. There are about six entrances to the Egyptian market. The main entrance to the market is in front of the new mosque. Many people go to enjoy its products and buy souvenirs while others visit it just to admire its beautiful architecture.

Galata Tower Galata Kulesi

Galata Tower is the compass of tourists coming to Turkey who wants to see the charm of Istanbul. As it is a touristic and historical landmark. It consists of 9 floors, approximately 67 meters above ground level and 35 meters above sea level. The elevator is available from the second floor up.  At the top of the tower, you will find a cafe and restaurant, Trek Cape, with a stunning sea view of the Bosphorus.

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Taksim Square ‘Taksim Meydanı’

Taksim Square in Istanbul is one of the most important tourist areas in Istanbul as it is the beating heart of Istanbul Moreover, it is always crowded with people, Whether tourists or locals, Taksim Square is one of the most-visited destinations when walking around Istanbul, Furthermore, it is the center of the largest commercial and tourism companies, In addition to many restaurants, cafes, and mall centers.

Istiklal Street Taksim İstiklal Caddesi

Istiklal Street is one of the most famous and full of tourist places in Istanbul. it is the most important tourist street in Istanbul. it is the same as Fifth Avenue or Oxford Street in London, in terms of its fame and national importance. It receives approximately 3 million people daily. Its length is nearly three kilometers and contains many ancient buildings, clothing stores, galleries, libraries, cinemas, restaurants, and well-known cafes. Istiklal Street has an old tramway that operates to this day and is the second-oldest metro line in the world.

Dolmabahçe Palace ‘Dolmabahçe Sarayı’

Dolmabahçe palace’s location  is in the European section of the Bosphorus in the Besiktas district of Istanbul. it belongs to the Department of National Palaces, where visitors can visit it, only through a specialized tourist guide, It became known as the “Sultan’s Palace” due to the adoption of this palace by the last six sultans in the Ottoman Empire as their place of residence until The palace became the decision-making center in the last 125 years of the empire.

Bosphorus Bridge ‘beş Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü’

 the first bridge that’s built up was across the Bosphorus, and a suspension bridge based on weight and suspended by tilted steel poles, extends 1510 meters long and 39 meters wide and rises 64 meters above sea level it is the fourth largest bridge in the world, connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara and one of the wonderful bridges that connect the Asian section and the European section of the city of Istanbul, as facilitates the movement and access process between both continents, Also you will find several cafes and restaurants on the edges of the bridge.

Ortakoy Cami Mosque

Ortakoy Mosque is one of the best historical mosques in the city of Istanbul that  Sultan Abdulmecid built it overlooking the Bosphorus. The mosque has a view suitable for taking a memorial photo of the strait with the July 5 Martyrs Bridge. It consists of 2 parts the main worship area and the summer palace section. The mosque has a large dome that completely covers the main worship section.

Pierre Loti Hill ‘Pierre Loti Tepesi’

Pierre Loti Hill is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul. as it is popular among Arab and foreign tourists because of its beautiful green nature. Furthermore, it’s location is in the famous Eyup area near the Mosque of the Companion Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari. As you can reach it by taking the cable car. Pierre Loti Hill has a captivating view of the Gulf of the Golden Horn from where you can see Istanbul as a beautiful painting. In addition to that, you can sit in Berluti Café to have a Turkish boiled coffee and tea. As you can find Turkish meals in Berluti Hill restaurants and places where you can try wearing the famous Ottoman dress.

Miniaturk Park ‘Miniatürk Park’

Miniaturk Park or the Small Sculptures Garden is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Istanbul. It includes miniature models of various tourist attractions in Turkey and extends over a large area of 6000 square meters. And It is one of the largest parks and miniature museums in the world. The park provides a map for visitors so that they can see all the sculptures in the museum. To help you see the whole museum without getting lost there is a walking path to help you see all the beautiful sculptures

Vialand Tema Park

Vialand Istanbul amusement park is one of the largest amusement parks in Istanbul and Turkey in general. As it is one of the most beautiful places of entertainment and shopping in Istanbul. The park along with the shopping complex covers approximately 600 thousand square meters, villa land in Istanbul was designed by international experts who took into consideration international safety standards. That is to say, Vialand Tema Park is a safe and charming location at the same time. Thus it competes with international amusement parks like Disney land in terms of the diversity of games and the atmosphere that charms visitors and leads them to a world of magic, fun, and excitement.

Aqua Club Dolphin

Aqua Dolphin Water Park is one of the best tourist places in Istanbul. As it is the ideal destination for escaping the summer heat. Spending a fun time in the park’s pool, its diverse and advanced water games that suit everyone. You will spend two hours of fun dolphin shows that attract children and adults of different ages. With a wonderful opportunity to swim, take pictures, and pet the cute dolphins closely. The park also provides areas for relaxation and recreation in front of the swimming pools with umbrellas. And others for exercising, cycling, scooters, and trampoline games for children.


Belgrade Forest Belgrad Ormanı

The Belgrade forests are one of the largest forests in Istanbul that are known for their picturesque nature that extends over vast areas of about 5442 hectares. In addition to the huge amount of plants and trees, the forests include many types of animals such as birds like ducks, geese, and others. In the summer, the forest is an ideal environment suitable for relaxation and recreation. By organizing and managing summer activities, such as horse riding, camping, and barbecue parties. In addition to cycling and horses, there are many barbecue places, making it a suitable destination for families as well.

Emirgân Garden ‘Emirgân Korusu’

Emirgan Park is one of the best tourist places in Istanbul. It is a place where you can see lavender blooms displayed and held tulip festivals. In the garden, you can enjoy incredible nature with splendid views of the Bosphorus. Its various colors all over the garden yards make the picture of great magnificence and beauty.


              İstinye Park Avm  Istinye Park Mall                

Istinye Park Mall is one of the most beautiful malls in Istanbul. It attracts many Arab and foreign visitors throughout the year. Its fame is due to the large area and diversity of shops in it and collects the most famous international and Turkish brands. It also contains many Turkish restaurants, pastry shops, and famous cafés. In addition to cinemas, art theaters, children’s entertainment centers, toy stores, electronics, and gifts.

Istanbul Aquarium  Istanbul Akvaryum

Istanbul Aquarium is the largest aquatic zoo in the Middle East and Europe, It occupies very advanced ranks globally in terms of its area and the number of marine creatures and the living things it contains. There are more than 1500 different species and 15,000 marine creatures, reptiles, amphibians. And birds in the basins, each of which is attached with identifying information about the object it contains. Which makes the place an ideal destination for sea and ocean enthusiasts. It also contains many entertainment areas, the most important of which is a five-dimensional cinema hall with natural effects. In addition to 3 large cafes, a luxury restaurant, and a site for buying souvenirs and games that take the forms of various aquarium animals.

Pelit Çikolata Muse  Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum in the Turkish city of Istanbul is one of the most important tourist places in Istanbul. And is famous by structures and models made entirely of chocolate. It is within the Plate Chocolate Factory on an area of 25,000 square meters. As it consists of 4 main halls that include models made of chocolate in a distinctive form. You can learn how to make chocolate of all kinds and forms by following the work of the chefs in the factory. Moreover, you can buy the most beautiful gifts and Souvenirs, including models of Istanbul landmarks made of chocolate, and get some of the products.

Kız Kulesi  Girl’s Tower

Girl’s Tower is a historical landmark in the middle of the Bosphorus Strait, which divides the city of Istanbul into Asian and European parts. It is famous by a balcony surrounding its summit with a unique view, which is more and more charming with the presence of seagulls. It resounds in the place and fly above and near it in large numbers. The tower consists of 6 floors with a height of 23 meters. It has a connection by a staircase through which you can easily move around to enjoy restaurants and cafes. The tower allows you to take charming souvenir photos while you are in the middle of the sea. And behind you is the Asian side, and in front of you is the European side, where the scene is charming and you can take photos in front of the minarets of the ancient Istanbul mosques.

 Çamlıca Camii   Çamlica Mosque          

Çamlica Mosque’s built up was on the highest peak in Istanbul on the Asian side overlooking the Bosphorus. It is one of the largest mosques in Turkey and visitors can see it easily from all areas of Istanbul. The mosque includes a conference hall, the Museum of Turkish Islamic Antiquities, and an art gallery. The area of the mosque is estimated at 15,000 square meters and can accommodate about 63,000 worshipers. Gardens existed around the mosque with an area of 30 acres so that visitors can stroll in it and enjoy the view, which is one of the most beautiful views of Istanbul.

 Emaar Square Mall Emaar Mall             

Emaar Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in Turkey, and it is a shopping and entertainment center. It has become a major station for shopping and entertainment for tourists. it is one of the most important malls in Istanbul. The mall consists of 3 floors that include many diverse shops, international and Turkish brands, a ski hall. Also Emaar Aquarium, and a cinema hall, in addition to a group of Turkish restaurants.

       Hayvanat Bahçesi The Zoo                   

It is one of the largest and best zoos in the world, with nearly 200 groups of different animal species, such as deer, giraffes, tigers, lions, foxes, bears and monkeys. As well as different types of birds whose numbers reach 135 species, and they sing the most beautiful melodies such as peacocks and birds. In addition to several types of flowers. And the plants spread in a way that makes the garden more beautiful.

 Büyük Çamlıca Tepesi  Bride’s Hill             

The city of Istanbul is between seven hills covered with trees and charming green spaces. Its name was  the “City of the 7 Hills . The Brides Hill in Istanbul is one of the seven hills of Istanbul, the most important and the highest of them all. The Brides Hill was named after its visitors which are most lovers and brides in wedding suits . They go to this hill to take souvenir photos with their loved ones. The hill provides very beautiful views of most of Istanbul’s beautiful landmarks.


Bağdat Caddesi   Baghdad Street      

Baghdad Street is one of the most famous and oldest streets in Istanbul. It is on the asian side of Istanbul within the borders of the Kadikoy Municipality. Therefore it extends approximately 14 km parallel to the sea coast to the municipality of Maltepe. As it includes a selection of the most famous Turkish and international fashion brands, spread along this street, waterways, and places of prayer that goes back to the Ottoman era. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul and a destination for incoming tourists.

   Beylerbeyi Sarayı Pilar Bey Palace            

One of the most famous Turkish palaces in Istanbul was designed in an imperial style on the banks of the Bosphorus. Its loction is on the Asian side of Istanbul. The Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz ordered the construction of this palace in the year 1861-1876 AD. Ottoman sultans used this place as a summer residence. In addition to using it as a palace for hosting world leaders, kings, and politicians. You can tour the palace square and its garden, which includes limestone columns, and striking rock carvings. The palace gardens are full of various trees and enjoy wonderful views of the Bosphorus.

           Watergarden AVM Water Garden Mall

Water garden Mall is one of the most beautiful malls in Istanbul. it is in the Atasehir area on the Asian side of Istanbul. Also it is an area of 5,000 square meters and the first of its kind in Turkey. It includes the largest water pool (dancing fountain) in Tukey. This makes artistic musical performances synchronized with lights, lasers, and fireworks.  Also it includes many activities and ingredients that attract tourists to it. In water garden AVM, you can spend quality time with your family and kids.