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Istanbul Attractions

Istanbul, Turkey, has a large variety of cultural attractions to offer, and is therefore very popular among tourists. Things to do in Istanbul are plentiful. tripwolf helps you find the best things to see in Istanbul. Below we listed the best sights and museums in Istanbul according to tripwolf's travel community. tripwolves juanmy72, zamey and pretti have favorite sights in Istanbul.

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  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    169 votes


    In the beginning of the 17th century, Sultan Ahmed I decreed the construction of arguably the mos...

  • Topkapı Palace

    131 votes

    Museum / Gallery

    A visit to Topkapi Palace requires at least half a day -- no wonder, as you stroll through nothin...

  • Hagia Sophia

    110 votes


    Red, shimmering Hagia Sofia is an inseparable part of the Istanbul skyline. A late antique Christ...

  • Grand Bazaar

    97 votes


    To enter the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul's old town is to plunge into an oriental world -- one that ...

  • Galata Tower

    72 votes


    The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Lati...

  • Basilica Cistern

    68 votes


    An underground labyrinth of columns: the city's largest cistern - amazing!!!. The Yerebatan Sarnıc...

  • Bosporus

    57 votes

    Body of Water

    The liquid that makes this city groovy. The Bosporus is a narrow straight that separates the Europ...

  • İstiklal Avenue

    55 votes



  • Süleymaniye Mosque

    53 votes


    On the top of a hill overlooking Golden Horn is a work of '''Mimar Sinan''', an Ottoman architect...

  • Dolmabahçe Palace

    32 votes


    This European-style palace was the head administrative building for the Ottoman Empire. This palac...



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