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Best Places to Visit in Istanbul (2022 Must-See Sites + Insider Tips)

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A brief overview of the best of Istanbul’s tourist areas, neighborhoods and neighborhoods, the best places to visit and see, sights and points of interest. Istanbul is located partly in Asia and the other in Europe. Its geographical position and its rich history are at the origin of a fascinating melting pot of cultures. Tourists flock to experience this magical city full of contrasts, making it the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world.

Istanbul is a magical composition of two continents, two worlds, East and West, and therefore the places to visit and see in Istanbul are endless. Istanbul can be seen as the combination of the ancient and modern city, as well as the mixture of Islamic and Mediterranean cultures in a captivating atmosphere.

The beautiful skyline of the city combines historical sites and monuments such as Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, Ottoman palaces from the Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish periods. And the skyline covers monumental minarets with skyscrapers and squares. And above all the historic peninsula and the Bosphorus will brighten your hearts.

The historical peninsula

For those who are real history buffs and want to see the historical sights of the city, we strongly recommend you to visit and see the historical peninsula of Istanbul (Fatih district), which has been the capital of many civilizations such as the Romans, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire for centuries.

Sultanahmet

And on the historic peninsula, the Sultanahmet district is the site visited in Istanbul. A tourist center combining history, architecture, culture and art, the old city and the historic area of ​​Istanbul, and an important tourist, entertainment and shopping area for tourists who want to enjoy a nice walking tour of Istanbul old town.

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Sultanahmet is home to all of Istanbul’s most visited historical and tourist sites, such as Sultanahmet Square (Hippodrome), Hagia Sophia , Topkapi Palace , Blue Mosque , Basilica Cistern , Istanbul Archeology Museums and the museum of Turkish and Islamic arts are located here and all can be explored on foot.

The Beyoglu district

For those who are real enthusiasts of the metropolitan city life and who enjoy the lively nights and busy streets of the city, as well as the most visited monumental sites and museums, we highly recommend you to visit and see the Beyoglu district from Istanbul, home to the popular tourist districts of Galata and Taksim .

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And from Taksim or Galata, you can walk to the districts of Cukurcuma, Cihangir and Karakoy and feel the city life along their narrow streets dotted with historic facades of old Istanbul, as well as the best vintage shops in the city.

Galata

Galata is located on the other side of the historical peninsula, and both a historical and cosmopolitan region and an entertainment and shopping area for tourists who wish to enjoy a beautiful walking tour of Istanbul city. Galata is famous for its lively atmosphere and of course the Galata Tower , one of Istanbul’s most popular landmarks.

Taksim

Taksim is a cosmopolitan region, a communications hub and an important commercial, entertainment and shopping area for tourists who want to enjoy a nice walking tour of Istanbul city. It is the modern part and the heart of Istanbul. And of course, Taksim Square and the famous Istiklal Street .

The Bosphorus

The Bosphorus (Bogazici) is a 19 mile long strait separating the two continents, Asia and Europe, as well as Marmara and the Black Sea. The Bosphorus is one of the most beautiful and charming natural formations in the world and it will definitely brighten your hearts.

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You can explore the Bosphorus by sailing and visiting the shores of two continents lined with summer palaces, mansions, fortresses, groves, parks and gardens, by motorboats, yachts and public ferries. And so, Bosphorus cruises are among the best things to do in Istanbul.

Museums

For true culture and art enthusiasts, Istanbul’s museums offer the best of the city’s historical heritage, culture and modern art. Istanbul is home to over 80 museums and numerous art galleries showcasing all of culture, arts and history; including painting, sculpture, photography and more.

Istanbul Archeology Museums , Hagia Sophia , Topkapi Palace Museum , Istanbul Modern , Rahmi Koc Transport Museum and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum are some of the best museums in Istanbul not to visit. to lack.

Best views in town

You’ll find plenty of great spots and vantage points to enjoy a panoramic view of Istanbul, from historical spots like towers, mosques, and palaces, to rooftop terraces, groves, and hilltops.

Mosques

Once the capital of a Muslim Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years, Istanbul is home to a variety of beautiful and glorious mosques worth seeing. Most of the beautiful mosques with significant historical heritage are located on the historical peninsula, in the neighborhoods and districts of Fatih, Sultanahmet and Eminonu, as well as on the Bosphorus coastline in Tophane, Kabatas, Besiktas and Ortakoy.

Churches

Once the capital of a Muslim Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years, Istanbul is home to a variety of beautiful and glorious mosques worth seeing.

Most of the beautiful mosques with significant historical heritage are located on the historical peninsula, in the neighborhoods and districts of Fatih, Sultanahmet and Eminonu, as well as on the Bosphorus coastline in Tophane, Kabatas, Besiktas and Ortakoy.

Palaces & Pavilions

You will find many beautiful palaces and pavilions in Istanbul which are worth visiting during your visit to Istanbul. Palaces are the magnificent structure where the Ottoman sultans lived and they are visited by thousands of tourists every day.

Towers and fortresses

You will find several beautiful historical towers and fortresses in Istanbul that you will not want to miss visiting and having a great day. These sites are really very fantastic and you will like to take tons of photos on these places.

Parks & Gardens

You will find many beautiful groves, parks and gardens suitable for great day activities in the company of greenery and nature in Istanbul. You can spend a nice and peaceful day in these popular Istanbul parks during your stay in Istanbul.

Squares & Streets

You will find several lively and touristy squares, avenues and streets in Istanbul. You can have a great day eating out, having a drink while relaxing in popular cafes, shopping, strolling and having fun in all these places while visiting Istanbul.

Hop-on Hop-off The BigBus Istanbul Tour

The BigBus Istanbul Tour is an inexpensive way to experience and explore popular areas of Istanbul that you cannot walk and see in a day. It passes through popular sites along Istanbul’s interesting and different neighborhoods and neighborhoods and features informative pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages. The open-top double-decker tourist bus looks really cool.

You can get off at one of the designated stops (meaning hop-off) and explore the area and sites on foot at your leisure, then you can catch the next bus (buses arrive at stops every 30 minutes/60 minutes.) from any stop when you are ready (which means boarding) to continue and visit the other sites on the route. The stops are all located near Istanbul’s most visited and famous sights and attractions. The top deck of the city sightseeing bus provides a great vantage point for great panoramic city views and photo opportunities.

References

https://istanbeautiful.com/fr/lieux-a-visiter-a-istanbul/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul

https://istanbul.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293974-Istanbul-Vacations.html

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