Things to do in Istanbul

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    Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia

    Ranked #1 overall in Istanbul things to do
    292 reviews
    History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Huge and architecturally awesome. No columns to hold its own massiveness. 1.500 years

  • 2
    Grand Bazaar

    Grand Bazaar

    Ranked #2 overall in Istanbul things to do
    169 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    There is not anything special. Just historical architecture and expensive prices. I just had a good lunch in a restaurant in heart of bazaar

  • 3
    Blue Mosque

    Blue Mosque

    Ranked #3 overall in Istanbul things to do
    218 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Mosque
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    This is a historic mosque and popular tourist site. Appropriate clothing must be worn otherwise there is a risk of not being admitted. Beautiful architecture!

  • 4
    Basilica Cistern

    Basilica Cistern

    Ranked #4 overall in Istanbul things to do
    128 reviews
    Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    Made famous in the Dan Brown movie, a great place to visit on a hot afternoon when you need a place to cool off for a bit. You can see ...

  • 5
    The Spice Bazaar

    The Spice Bazaar

    Ranked #5 overall in Istanbul things to do
    126 reviews
    Shopping, Landmark, Farmers Market
    Popular withFoodiesHistoryFamilies

    I liked the Spice Bazaar better than the Grand Bazaar because it is a lot smaller. The salespeople are not as pushy either. It is a good place to shop ...

  • 6
    Bosphorus Bridge

    Bosphorus Bridge

    Ranked #6 overall in Istanbul things to do
    99 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withArtsyHistoryAdventure

    The Bosphorus Bridge has a nice after-dark light show. However, you wouldn't want to be travelling across it during one of the frequent traffic jams.

  • 7
    Taksim Square

    Taksim Square

    Ranked #7 overall in Istanbul things to do
    107 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark, Plaza, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesFoodies

    The landmark public square of Istanbul is just a huge empty concrete slab, too bad there is poor vegetation here. Nothing to see or no where to sit, its just ...

  • 8
    Galata Tower

    Galata Tower

    Ranked #8 overall in Istanbul things to do
    95 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    Although it's away from some of the more popular sites, this tower is the symbol of the city to many. Even if you can't make it over to the tower ...

  • 9
    Galata Bridge

    Galata Bridge

    Ranked #9 overall in Istanbul things to do
    81 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    The Galata Bridge was a symbolic link between the traditional city of Istanbul and the districts like Galata and Beyoğlu. Lots of cafes on Galata Bridge and a great place ...

  • 10
    Beyoğlu

    Beyoğlu

    Ranked #10 overall in Istanbul things to do
    64 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withNightlifeTrendstersHistory

    The area around Taksim Square and where all the nightlife seems to be. Even if your not up for the party, it's worth visiting during the day, great shops and ...

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