Istanbul


Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring dome and Christian mosaics.

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Suleymaniye Cami

1558 mosque

Rahmi M. Koc Museum

industrial museum

Hagia Sophia

basilica, museum

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed)

1616 great mosque

Rustem Pasha Mosque

1563 mosque

Topkapi Palace

1453 palace

Kariye Museum (Chora)

mosaics, frescoes

Basilica Cistern

6th century cisterns

Grand Bazaar

largest and oldest

Bosphorus Cruise

river cruise

Eyup Sultan Camii

1458 mosque, tomb

Kucuk Ayasofya Camii

1513 church, mosque

Spice Bazaar

spice, sweets, nuts

Galata Mevlevihanesi

mevlevi sema ceremony

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

1565 mosque

Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi

calligraphy, tiles, rugs

Istanbul Archaeology Museums

three museums

Sakip Sabanci Museum

fine arts

Miniaturk

miniature park

Yeni Camii (new mosque)

1665 mosque

Fatih Camii

1771 imperial mosque

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

contemporary art

Gulhane Park

historical urban park

Kiz Kulesi (Maidens Tower)

medieval tower

Dolmabahce Palace

1865 grand palace

Galata Tower

1348 tower

Yildiz Palace

1880 palace

Rumelihisari

1452 fortress

Baths of Haseki Hurrem Sultan

1556 public bath

Ortakoy

mosque, galleries, shops

Adile Sultan Kasri

1861 palace

Aeriel Cable Car

views

Anadolu Kavagi

fishing village

Anadoluhisari

1394 fortress

Istanbul Aquarium

16 themes

Arap Camii

1325 mosque

Asker Muzesi

turkish military history

Ataturk Arboretum

2000+ plant species

Aviation Museum

air force museum

Belgrad Ormanlari

deciduous forest

Besiktas

neighbourhood

Beyazit Camii

1506 mosque

Beylerbeyi Palace

1861 palace

Beyoglu

resaurants, shops

Bosphorus bridge

europe and asia

Bozdogan Kemeri

368 AD structure

Buyuk Mecidiye Camii

1854 mosque

Caferaga Medresesi

calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry

Church of St. Mary of the Mongols

1281 church

Cicek Pasaji

historic passage

Cinili Camii

1640 mosque

Column of Constantine

330 AD

Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

hangout

Dogancay Museum

paintings, drawings, sculptures

Dolmabahce Mosque

1855 mosque

Istanbul Dolphinarium

dolphin shows

Ecumenical Patriarchate

historic church

Eminonu Pier

walk, food, view

Emirgan Parki

park, tulips, pavilion

Enerji Muzesi

1914 power plant

St. Esprit Cathedral

1846 church

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

suspension bridge

Fethiye Camii

byzantine period

Istanbul Fotograf Museum

gallery

Galata Bridge

view

Galip Dede Cd

popular bazaar

German Fountain

gazebo styled fountain

Golden Horn

waterway, sunset

Haydarpasa Gari

1909 train station

Hidiv Kasri

1907 palace

Ihlamur Palace

1860 palace

Isbank Museum

1924 bank museum

Istanbul University

founded in 1453

Kadikoy

bars, cinemas, shops

Kilic Ali Pasha Complex

1580 buildings

Kucuksu Palace

1857 palace

Laleli Camii

1783 mosque

Great Palace Mosaic Museum

byzantine period

Museum of The History of Science Technology in Islam

museum

The Museum of Innocence

1970 life

Naval Museum

1897 museum

Nostaljik Tramvay

heritage tramlines

Nuruosmaniye Camii

1755 mosque

Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

1479 tower

Panorama 1453 History Museum

historical museum

Pera Museum

art museum

Pierre Loti Tepesi

famous hill

Sakirin Camii

modern mosque

SALT Galata

contemporary art

Sehzade Mosque

1548 mosque

Sent Antuan Kilisesi

1912 church

Serpent Column

479 BC column

Sogukcesme Sokagi

small street

Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Camii

1572 mosque

Taksim Square

restaurants, shops

The Theodosian Walls

4th century stone walls

Istanbul Toy Museum

toys, miniatures

Ulus Parki

park, view

Yavuz Sultan Selim Camii

1528 mosque

Yedikule Zindanlari

1458 fortress

Yildiz Park

garden complex

Yoros Kalesi

ruins of the citadel

Zeyrek Camii

1453 mosque