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Istanbul Sightseeing Pass|Includes entry to 4 iconic attractions
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Hagia Sophia Museu...
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace
Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Strait
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#2 of 1,269 things to do in Istanbul
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
This architectural marvel displays 30 million gold tiles throughout its interior, and a wide, flat... more
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the... more
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Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman... more
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The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns beneath the city that... more
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Built between 1609-1616, this impressive mosque has six minarets. Why is it called "Blue Mosque?"... more
#10 of 1,269 things to do in Istanbul
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The Chora Church (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Camii yahut Kilisesi — variously the Chora Museum, Mosque... more
#13 of 1,269 things to do in Istanbul
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This enormous palace was the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. Although... more
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One of the smaller mosques in the city, it was built by Rustem Pasa in 1561 and is noted for the... more
#15 of 1,269 things to do in Istanbul
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The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport,... more
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This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari, a noted Islamic... more
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Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums... more
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Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema hall, video art area and new... more
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This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that was made of wood. The... more
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Minaturk is just what it sounds like: a mini version of treasures found in Turkey. The park contains... more
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