Where to Visit in Istanbul
On a finger of land, at the confluence of the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara stands, the Topkapi Palace, the maze of buildings that was the focal point of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries.
Dolmabahçe Palace, whose construction began in 1846 in the province of Besiktas was completed in 1856. The palace which was commissioned by Sultan Abdulmecid was built on an area of 250.000 m²..
The Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmet Camii is called the Blue Mosque because of its interior tiles, mostly on the upper level and difficult to see unless you're right up there with them.
The Suleymaniye Mosque
The Suleymaniye Mosque is located in the historic quarter of Istanbul. Suleymaniye Mosque built in the 16th century and is considered to be the most beautiful of the imperial mosques in Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin, Aya Sofya in Turkish, the church of the Divine Wisdom is one of the most impressive and important buildings ever constructed.
Basilica - Yerebatan Cistern was built in the left side of Sultanahmet Square towards Ayasofya - Gulhane Park direction.
The Grand Bazaar
Istanbul's Grand Bazaar - Kapali Carsi - Covered Market. Grand Bazaar - Kapalı Çarşı is a great bazaar in Nuri Osmaniye and Beyazid Mosques and Mahmutpaşa Bazaar, made up of streets of various shops sheltered by roofs and domes.
The Spice Bazaar
The Egyptian Market - Mısır Çarşısı - Spice Bazaar is in Istanbul, Eminönü. It was commissioned by Mehmet the Fourth's mother, Hatica Turhan Sultan as a donation for Yeni Mosque.
Beylerbeyi Palace is located in the Anatolian side of Istanbul, on the shore Boshporus, in the province having the same name with the palace. The palace, making up a complex with the palace in the yard and the surrounding buildings..
Dolmabahce Mosque is located in the south of Dolmabahce Palace, on the coast and it's is one of the ornamented mosques constructed in Baroque style.
The Eyup Sultan Mosque
The Mosque and Mausoleum of Eyup Sultan, located outside the corner where the land walls meet the walls along the Golden Horn, is considered a sacred site for Moslems.
The Fatih Mosque
The Fatih Mosque constructed at the Conqueror's orders was designed by a great architect named Sinan the Elder.
Istanbul Archeology Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world, is located between Gulhane Park and Topkapi Palace.
Turkish Islamic Arts Museum
Turkish Islamic Arts Museum which is one of the rare examples of Turkish-Islamic Art in the world was designed by collecting precious art pieces from many mosques, tombs and libraries.
Anglikan Church is in Beyoglu, Serdanekrem Street No: 83. The architect of this building, which is also known as the Crimean Church is G.E. Street.
Aya Yorgi Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchy Church is in Fener, between Sadrazam Ali Pasa Road and Incebel Street. Greek Orthodox Patriarchy is located in the yard of this church.
Saint Antoine Church which is located in the center of a courtyard is entered through the gate on the roadside between two apartment buildings which were built to provide funding for the church.
Saint Mary Syriac Kadim Church
Saint Mary Syriac Kadim Church is in Beyoğlu, Karakurum Street in Tarlabaşı. It is the only church in Istanbul commisioned by Syriac minority.
St. Stephan Bulgarian Church
St. Stephan Bulgarian Church which belongs to Bulgarian minority is may be the most interesting church of Istanbul.
Surp Krior Lusarovich Armenian Orthodox Church
Surp Krior Lusarovich Armenian Orthodox Church is in Istanbul, Karakoy, Sakizcilar Street No:3. It the oldest Armenian Church in Istanbul.