Some Istanbul Information for travellers
All year round, Istanbul invites visitors from across the world with the seven hills, the Bosphorus, historical and cultural places, nature and countless beauties.
Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city as well as its cultural and financial hub. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. Istanbul’s population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it also one of the largest cities in Europe and the world.
Essentially the Constantinople of the Roman, Eastern Roman/Byzantine, and much of the Ottoman periods, this is where most of the famous historical sights of Istanbul are located.
Housing many of the nightlife venues of the city, this district includes Beyoğlu, Istiklal Street, and Taksim Square also its own share of sights and accommodation.
Main business district of the city with many modern shopping malls and districts such as Taksim,Elmadağ, Nişantaşı, and Etiler.
European bank of the Bosphorus dotted by numerous palaces, parks, water-front mansions, and bohemian neighbourhoods, such as Beşiktaş and Ortaköy.
Banks of Golden Horn, the estuary that separates the European side into distinctive districts. Eyüp, with an Ottoman ambience, is located here.
An excellent getaway from the city, made up of an archipelago of nine car-free islands—some of them small, some of them big—with splendid wooden mansions, verdant pine gardens and nice views—both of the islands themselves, and also on the way there..
Eastern half of Istanbul, with lovely neighborhoods at the Marmara and Bosphorus coasts.
Istanbul Museum And Palace For Visit
TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM ;The construction of Topkapi Palace, which started on the order of Mehmed the Conqueror after the conquest of Istanbul, was finished in 1478. Opened as a museum on 3 April 1924 and became the first museum of the Republic for this reason, it is one of the most wonderful palace museums found across the world.
HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE :Being among the most essential artifacts in the world of architecture that survived to this day, Hagia Sophia holds an important place in art with its architecture, magnificence, size and functionality. Hagia Sophia, the largest church Eastern Roman Empire has ever built in Istanbul, has been constructed thrice at the same location.
BASILICA CISTERN :The history of this structure, also known as “Sunken Cistern” by the local people, but named as “Basilica Cistern” because of a basilica previously situated at its location, dates back to Byzantine Era.
THE BLUE MOSQUE :One of the biggest achievements of the Turkish-Islamic architecture, The Blue Mosque was built by the apprentice of Mimar Sinan, Sedefkar Mehmed Agha in the 17th century on the order of Sultan Ahmet I. The mosque is among the most gorgeous structures of the city with its large social complex.
THE GRAND BAZAAR; The Grand Bazaar located in Beyazit district of Istanbul is considered among the oldest and largest covered markets of the world with its size and history. Containing more than 3,500 shops inside, the bazaar’s number of visitors sometimes exceeds 40 million people per year.
GULHANE PARK :You can start the day with a nice breakfast at Gulhane Park, leaning towards the walls of Topkapi Palace, with huge trees, tens of birds species nested on these trees, and cats nuzzling up against your legs found around you..
NEW MOSQUE:It is a mosque that had its foundation laid in 1597 on the order of Sultan Murad III’s wife Safiye Sultan, and opened to worship in 1665 thanks to the great efforts and donations of the mother of that year’s emperor Mehmed IV, Turhan Hatice Sultan.
THE SPICE BAZAAR;The Spice Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets of Istanbul, was constructed in 1660 and was named differently throughout history. It was named the Egyptian Bazaar after mid-eighteenth century because the majority of goods were coming from Egypt.
BALAT;Greek citizens who became rich by trading used to live in this district named Petrion during Byzantine Era. They abandoned their houses right before the conquest of the city, but returned later after being guaranteed by Mehmed the Conqueror that they would not be hurt and be free to worship their religion. Like Haskoy, Balat hosted a large Jewish population for years, and for this reason, it survived to this day with its mosques, churches, and synagogues.
BEYOGLU; Today, Beyoglu is a center of culture with its museums, Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue and historic streets. During the Byzantine Era, Pera region used to be an important trade center where Venetians and the Genoese lived. Pera also suffered from the invasion and looting done by the Crusaders during the 11th century.
GALATA TOWER;Galata Tower, one of the most historically significant structures of Istanbul, was constructed in 528 and was named differently throughout history. It is estimated that the height of the tower, including its roof, is 69.9 meters, with an approximate weight of 10 thousand tons and a wall thickness of 3.75 meters.
DOLMABAHCE PALACE;The construction of Dolmabahce Palace started in 1842 and continued until 1853, and it was used as an imperial palace and government office during the reign of Sultan Abdulmejid. Also used as the Presidency Palace during the presidency of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the palace holds great importance of the history of the Republic as it was the place where Ataturk passed away on 10 November 1938.
PRINCE ISLANDS (ADALAR); They are geological formations that contribute to the beauty of Istanbul. Named differently throughout history, the most commonly known name of Adalar is Prince Islands.
BOSPORUS TOUR;We suggest you to spare a day for the Bosporus tour to watch the view of the Bosporus from its both sides.
BEYLERBEYI PALACE MUSEUM;It is located in the Anatolian side at the cost of the district with the same name. The palace is a complex consisting of the coastal palace building and its additional buildings. It was constructed in 1864 by the architect brothers Sarkis and Agop Balyan on the order of Sultan Abdulaziz.
Places to Visit in Turkey
Ephesus;One of the most complete, still-standing famed cities of antiquity in the Mediterranean region, this is the place to experience what life must have been like during the golden age of the Roman Empire.
Cappadocia; The surreal, swooping rock valleys of Cappadocia are every photographer’s dream. Cliff ridges and hill crests are home to rippling panoramas of wave-like rock or wacky-shaped pinnacles that have been formed by millennia of wind and water action.
Pamukkale;One of Turkey’s most famous natural wonders, the pure white travertine terraces of Pamukkale (“Cotton Castle” in English) cascade down the slope looking like an out-of-place snowfield amid the green landscape.Although the travertines are themselves a highlight of a Turkey trip, the vast and rambling ruins of Greco-Roman Hierapolis, an ancient spa town, lie scattered across the summit of this calcite hill.
Antalya;This bustling Mediterranean hub has something for everyone.The two main beaches outside of town are sun-sloth heaven in summer and attract holidaymakers from across Europe. While the old town area, snug right in the center of town, with its cobblestone alleyways rimmed by creaky Ottoman-era mansions, is a wonderful place to explore.
Mount Nemrut;The top sightseeing drawcard for eastern Turkey, Mount Nemrut’s summit funerary mound is scattered with the broken remnants of once mammoth statues, which guarded it.This weird and lonely place has to be one of Turkey’s most peculiar archaeological sites. The giant stone heads of long-forgotten gods stare out from the summit, casting an eerie atmosphere over the barren mountaintop.
Also You can do Visit the below place..
Turkish Islamic art Museum.
Pierre Loti hill And Eyup Mosque
Byzantine city walls
Camlica Hill and District
Harbiye Military Museum
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