Things to do in Istanbul

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    Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia

    Ranked #1 overall in Istanbul things to do
    285 reviews
    Sights and Museums,History Museum,Historic Site,Mosque
    Popular withHistoryAdventureSpiritual

    Hagia Sophia, one of the Istanbul landmarks, is definitely the most impresive structure I've ever seen. I personaly rate it as No. 1 Istanbul attraction - the interior, the view ...

  • 2
    Topkapı Palace

    Topkapı Palace

    Ranked #2 overall in Istanbul things to do
    150 reviews
    Sights and Museums,History Museum,Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    This is one of the best things I've visited in Istanbul, depending on the season, there are long queues waiting to enter, allocate a lot of time to explore this ...

  • 3
    Blue Mosque

    Blue Mosque

    Ranked #3 overall in Istanbul things to do
    213 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Shopping,Historic Site,Mosque,Landmark,Art Gallery
    Popular withHistoryAdventureSpiritual

    A great place to visit to understand more about the Muslim faith (they have pamphlets). Be aware that you can't go as a visitor during prayer times and you need ...

  • 4
    Grand Bazaar

    Grand Bazaar

    Ranked #4 overall in Istanbul things to do
    165 reviews
    Shopping,Market,Shopping Center
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    This place is so huge that it is easy to be lost here for hours. Lots of interesting things for sale, and enjoyed looking at everything. The carpet salesmen want ...

  • 5
    Basilica Cistern

    Basilica Cistern

    Ranked #5 overall in Istanbul things to do
    124 reviews
    Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    You might recognize the cistern in pop culture associated with Dan Brown or James Bond, but it has a history all its own. Did you know it was built to ...

  • 6
    The Spice Bazaar

    The Spice Bazaar

    Ranked #6 overall in Istanbul things to do
    124 reviews
    Shopping,Market
    Popular withFoodiesHistoryFamilies

    I'm not one for crowded overpriced tourist traps, so after a few minutes of being miserable at the Grand Bazaar we decided to check out the Spice Market. Much smaller ...

  • 7
    Bosphorus Bridge

    Bosphorus Bridge

    Ranked #7 overall in Istanbul things to do
    97 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Bridge
    Popular withArtsyHistoryAdventure

    old bridge from osmanieh priod in down town istanbul near old bazar . in night is very nice

  • 8
    Taksim Square

    Taksim Square

    Ranked #8 overall in Istanbul things to do
    103 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Bars, Clubs and Nightlife,Outdoors,Landmark,Plaza
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesNightlife

    very nice and crowded place, it's good for walk and shopping. there is a lot of cafes and good restaurants.

  • 9
    Galata Tower

    Galata Tower

    Ranked #9 overall in Istanbul things to do
    93 reviews
    Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    One you reach the top, you have an awesome view of Istanbul. Beside it a lot of cool cafes

  • 10
    Galata Bridge

    Galata Bridge

    Ranked #10 overall in Istanbul things to do
    78 reviews
    Sights and Museums,Bridge
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    Lively bridge with fishermen and also market stalls.

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