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Istanbul Top Things to do

the top 10 things to do in Istanbul - voted and ranked by the tripwolf community

Top Things to do

  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    168 votes

    Sight

    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

    Sight

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

  • Grand Bazaar

    97 votes

    Sight

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

  • Galata Tower

    72 votes

    Sight

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

  • Basilica Cistern

    68 votes

    Sight

    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

    Sight

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  • Süleymaniye Mosque

    53 votes

    Sight

    The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii, Turkish pronunciation: [sylejˈmaːnije]) is an...

  • Spice Bazaar

    52 votes

    Shop

    The second largest spice market in the world is not to be missed!. The Spice Bazar has his name fo...

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