A mesmerizing mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is much more than its cliched image of a “bridge between East and West”. Check this 6 must visit place in Istanbul if you were there.
1. Blue Mosque a.k.a Sultan Ahmed Mosque
As Turkey’s sole six minarets mosque, there are many legends associated with it. For the best possible experience, approach it from the West side of the mosque (the Hippodrome). Even as a popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque until today.
2. Topkapi Palace
The Topkapi Palace is the biggest and one of the most popular sites to visit in Istanbul. Transformed in 1924, spanning over 400,000 square meters and containing over 300,000 historical archive papers, it is the first and one of the biggest palace-museums in Turkey.
3. Grand Bazaar
The colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul’s Old City for centuries with over 4000 shops and attracts thousands of visitors every day. Shopping lovers, you must be here.
4. Bosphorus Cruise
This is one of the best places to visit in Turkey. Enjoy the half day guided tours of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus District to have an unforgettable experience.
5. Galata Tower
This medieval stone tower is one of Istanbul’s highest and oldest towers, spanning almost 206 feet high. If you want a panoramic view of the city, this is the place.
6. Hagia Sophia
With regards to architectural history and art, Hagia Sophia Museum is definitely one of the topmost visited places in Istanbul. If you are into history, don’t miss out on the place.
Don’t forget to visit all these places when you are in Turkey.