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Istiklal Street

Istiklal is the most famous and busiest avenue of Istanbul. It is an important shopping and tourism center, also famous for its street art. Over 1 million people walk around Istiklal every day!

Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Istanbul Archaelogical Museum is one of the largest museums all over the world. It is comprise of three separate exhibition buildings: Archaeological Museum, Museum of the Ancient Orient and Museum of Islamic Art. They host over 1 million artifacts of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic origin.

Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge crosses the ancient harbor of Istanbul, The Golden Horn. It is the charismatic symbol of Istanbul that appears in poetry and literature. The current Galata Bridge that links the Old City to the New City was built in 1992.

Gulhane Park

Gulhane Parks is the largest and oldest park in Istanbul city.Gulhane means “house of roses” in Turkish. It surrounds the royal Topkapi Palace. For centuries it has been closed to people, but since 1912 the park operates as public and open area.

Sultanahmet Square

Sultanahmet Square is the center of Istanbul's historic district. It is almost 2500 years old. The square is located near all of the historic monuments of Istanbul. You can start your Istanbul Old City tour from here!

Taksim Square

Taksim Square (Turkish: Taksim Meydanı, IPA: [ˈtɑksim ˈmejdɑnɯ]), situated in Beyoğlu in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the...

Rustem Pasha Mosque

Rustem Pasha is a 16th century mosque, one of the most amazing religious and architectural monuments of Istanbul! What is unique about the mosque is its interior. The inner look of the mosque is covered with famous Turkish Iznik tiles.

Istanbul Modern Museum

İstanbul Modern, a.k.a. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, (Turkish: İstanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi) is a museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Inaugurated on December 11, 2004, the museum features the work of Turkish artists. The director of the museum is Levent...

The Bosphorus Bridge

The 15 July Martyrs Bridge (Turkish: 15 Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü) or unofficially the Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Boğaziçi Köprüsü), also called the First Bridge (Turkish: Birinci Köprü), is one of the three suspension bridges spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi) in Istanbul,...

Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque (Turkish: Eyüp Sultan Camii) is situated in the Eyüp district of Istanbul, outside the city walls near the Golden Horn. The present building dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The mosque complex includes a mausoleum marking the spot where Eyüp (Job) al-Ansari, the...

Ortakoy
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Ortaköy (literally Middle Village in Turkish) in Greek known as Agios Fokas (Άγιος Φωκάς) in the Byzantine period and Mesachorion (Μεσαχώριον, meaning "middle village") later, is a neighbourhood, formerly a small village, within the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, located...

Miniaturk
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Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft). It is one of the world's largest miniature parks with its 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) model area....

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