The Most Popular Touristic Places To Visit In Istanbul


The Most Popular Touristic Places To Visit In Istanbul

Eminönü, on the edge of the harbor, is full of boats that bring passengers down at ferry piers near the central-local bazaars. There are stalls selling fruits, tea, and spices at the Egyptian Bazaar, while the adjacent Grand Bazaar has colorful carpets, fabrics, lamps, and jewelry.


Suleymaniye Mosque, while watching the region from above, built in the 16th century Rustem Pasha Mosque, famous for its Nicaea tiles.

Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge, built on the Golden Horn Istanbul, the bridge connecting Karakoy and Eminonu. Galata Bridge, which was completed and started to service in December 1994 and is currently in service, is a scales bridge with a length of 490 meters and a length of 80 meters.

galata bridge

Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century during the reign of Sultan Beyazit; He is invited to Istanbul for the construction of a bridge that will connect Eminonu and Karakoy. Leonardo decided to come to Istanbul to build the bridge, Venetian Port administration made him give up the project about the bridge. It is evident from the correspondence found in the Topkapı Museum that Leonardo is working on this subject.

Galata Tower

The construction of Galata Tower, which was also known as the Tower of Jesus in the past, is not known exactly. However, the estimated date of construction of the Galata Tower is mostly cited in the 500s AD.

Galata bridge

This tower is the most important and oldest monument in the historical Galata region. It was used throughout history by the Romans, Venetians, Genoese, and Ottomans for different purposes.

Bosphorus Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge, officially known as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge or the first bridge built to the Bosphorus, is the first bridge, one of the three suspension bridges on the Bosphorus connecting the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. 15 July Martyrs Bridge, 1560 meters long, opened in 1973 was the world's fourth longest suspension bridge.

can we walk on Bosphorus bridge

Today, it is still one of the longest bridges in the world. LED lighting system to illuminate the bridge at night creates a great visual, try to have diner at the great view of Bosphorus. Although the bridge is typically closed to pedestrians, it opens for the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon, which is the only marathon that crosses from one continent to another every October.

Belgrade Forest

Belgrade Forest takes its name from the villager of Belgrade, where Sultan Suleiman was brought back on his return people from Serbia. There are six dams built in Belgrade Forests to meet the water needs of the city. In the Belgrade Forest on the Chatalca (Çatalca) Peninsula, which is the favorite place for those who want to spend time in a natural environment away from the city center of Istanbul, pine, oak, beech, chestnut, and poplar trees, as well as many different plant species can be seen. In Forest, there are 10 recreation areas where you can spend a pleasant and peaceful day with nature in Istanbul with its seating areas, hiking trails, sports fields, cafes and restaurants, and children's playgrounds.


Cihangir is a district near Taksim in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. Popular with cafes and old buildings. Mostly It is a neighborhood of foreigners and artists who settle in Istanbul. The Cihangir district takes its name from the mosque built by Sultan Suleyman for his son Shazade Jehangir (Şehzade Cihangir), who died at a young age (22 years old).

The mosque, built by Architect Sinan in 1559, has succumbed to many fires and times and has been built many times. The mosque was built again by the second Abdulhamid in 1889. It is composed of two parts in opposite temperament: Cihangir in the central position and the surrounding neighborhoods called Cukurcuma-Firuzaga-Purtelas. ( Chukurguma-fyruz aga- purtelash) While Cihangir is a high-class neighborhood that mostly addresses the upper-income group, the adjacent neighborhoods appear to be suburban neighborhoods.

Emirgan Grove

Emirgan Grove is popular with tulip gardens, mansions, and Bosphorus views. Thanks to the Tulip Festival, which is traditionally held in April each year, visitors are coming to flow from all over the city.

Emirgan Grove, which we also include in our list of places to visit in Istanbul, offers its visitors the opportunity to have a picnic in the Bosphorus view. Have breakfast in one of the 3 kiosks and jogging on the hiking trails, thanks to its clean air and magnificent atmosphere.

Gulhane Park and Yıldız Park are the most popular places of the Istanbul Tulip Festivals. The Emirgan Tulip Festival, which is held between April 1 and 30, displays 2.8 million tulips of about 190 different species. Within the scope of the Istanbul Tulip Festival, you can come across local music groups every day in April.

Yoros Castle

Yoros Castle, located on the Anatolian Kavak towards the Black Sea exit of the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus, is one of the places where you can visit and see in Istanbul at the weekend. You can have a great breakfast and dinner with a magnificent view of the Bosphorus. Yoros Castle, also known as Genoese Castle, is actually a Byzantine Castle and here you can watch the Black Sea and the Bosphorus with spectacular views.

Yoros Cafe and Restaurant is located right next to the Castle and has a perfect view of the Bosphorus. Yoros Cafe and Restaurant is an ideal place for those who want to relax, eat and drink in a natural environment is a calm and peaceful environment. The restaurant serves breakfast, daily fresh fish, and meat menus.

Camlıca Hill (Chamliga)

Camlıca Hill is a hilly and green hill on the Asian side of Istanbul in the Uskudar district where you can watch the city from a 360-degree angle. Dominating the unique view of the Bosphorus, the Marmara Sea, and Istanbul, Camlıca Hill is one of the most touristic regions of the city with its fresh air and natural beauties.

On the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus, Camlıca Hill, which consists of two close hills between Uskudar and Umraniye, Buyuk Camlıca (big )hill in the north and Kucuk camlıca (little)  hill in the south, is now completely within the city area. The region, which is preferred by tourists as well as Istanbul residents for breakfast and dinner at the weekend, serves as a viewing terrace to watch the unique sunset view.

Japanese Garden

 Japanese garden, In addition to the declaration of the 2003 Turkish year in Japan, a Japanese garden was created in Baltalimanı, Istanbul since Shimonoseki and Istanbul were fraternal cities. Plants and designs used in Japanese gardens are also used here. In the garden bridges, waterfalls and ponds, and Japanese garden design are reflected.

The garden, which uses 4850 trees and plants, offers a natural beauty worth seeing. The garden also has a view of the Bosphorus. Due to the presence of the Shimonoseki Strait in the fraternal city, both the Bosphorus and the Shimonoseki Strait inspired the garden entrance gate. You can visit this garden, where the cherry tree is the symbol of Japan and the plants that remain alive for four seasons. Those who live in Istanbul and want to get away from city life can visit this wonderful garden

Haydarpasa Railway (Haydar Pasha) 

Haydarpaşa Railway Station, one of the first historical beauties in Kadıkoy, which has been a connecting point between Europe and Asia for nearly a hundred years. For many years, many people from this city have seen farewells to unique journeys, and often hosted Turkish films.

Gar's construction was first started on 30 May 1906. The opening took place on May 19, 1908, after two years of work by two German architects and 1500 Italian stonemasons. Before the construction of Haydarpasa gar, which is the last stop of the railway line connecting Anatolia to Istanbul, it is known that there was the starting point of the railroad running to Pendik in 1872.

The importance of the railway station gradually increased with the expansion of the railway network to the inner parts of Anatolia. The German company, which operated the railway station at that time and called Anadolu Railways, had a breakwater built in front of the station. In addition, silos have been built to store commercial goods carried by trains to and from Anatolia. Haydarpasha Train Station, which was first established on an area of ​​2525 square meters, was spread over an area of ​​3836 square meters when closed. Seven roads and four platforms served for years. Eastern Express, Capital Express, Fatih Express, Kurtalan Express, such as all of the familiar trains have left for many years.


Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium, established on an area of ​​100 acres in Florya, Istanbul Aquarium is one of the places where the family can spend the day with its social facilities and activities. With its new generation technology, the thematic structure, which is home to more than 1500 species and more than 15.000 living things, is one of the biggest in the world and also the world's largest thematic aquarium. Welcomes visitors with increasing interest since its establishment...

Diving with sharks, dodging the labyrinth, feeding time of the fish, 5d cinema, or simulation helicopter tour are activities that will hardly fit your day in the Istanbul aquarium and you will never forget.

Rahmi Koç Museum (Rahmi Koch)

Rahmi Koç Museum is an industrial museum in the Haskoy district of Istanbul on the banks of the Golden Horn. In 1994, businessman Rahmi Koc's museum opened with the support of industry in Turkey. Transport is the first major museum dedicated to the history of industry and communications.

Frequent events, concerts, and special exhibitions are held in the museum. The Rahmi Koch Museum is a private institution dedicated to collecting, hosting, researching, protecting, and exhibiting industrial and engineering objects and documents belonging to all countries and all periods from past to present. The museum informs the public about its collections and resources, and impresses them; Visit the museum to expand in Turkey and using it to support the investigation of the history of the industry. You will be surprised to see the collection it contains.

Ataturk Arboretum

Ataturk Arboretum is a special place like the tranquil secret garden of Istanbul. It is a tree museum where you can stand alone with nature and see every shade of green and feel the peace among the sounds of birds. Go to live the arboretum you know from the photos, skip to breathe the air. Whether it's a spring season, rain, fog, and snowy winter or autumn with yellow colors, this is a beauty that can be enjoyed in four seasons. Ataturk Arboretum is located on the Kemerburgaz-Bahcekoy  (Bahchekoy) road in Sarıyer, Istanbul.

Arboretum, pond and walking paths, fresh air, lush vegetation with a place that radiates peace. There are two ponds and swans and ducks floating in the ponds. You may even see squirrels if you're lucky. Those living in Istanbul should be happy to have such a natural habitat. It's like an enormous studio right by the city for nature lovers.

Yıldız Park

Yıldız Park, also known as Yıldız Grove, is a historical İstanbul park located in Besiktas. The park, which includes the Malta and Tent kiosks, is the largest grove in the city with an area of approximately 46 hectares.

Yıldız Park is also known as the laurel forests mentioned in various historical sources and the greens in which the mythological stories Pan plays the flute on the Bosphorus. Located in the heart of Istanbul between Besiktas and Ortakoy, in the recording paper of the period of magnificent Suleiman in the 1600s it was Kazancıoğlu Garden.

Ulus Park

Ulus Park, which has one of the most beautiful views of Istanbul, is located in a place where you can look at the Bosphorus from the top. The most important reason why Ulus Park is so popular? its view of Bosphorus. In addition, the fact that it is in the green trees increases its charm.

If you have the chance to visit Ulus Park which is very crowded on Sundays, we recommend you to go on weekdays. If you want to have a nice and comfortable time with your child, Ulus Park should be among the places you prefer. You can enjoy the scenery in Ulus Park, have a nice meal with your child in the cafe in the park and it is a nice park to enjoy the fresh air of the landscape.

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