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Suleymaniye Mosque
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Ranked #1 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
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Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Although this... more » Owner description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Although this mosque is less ornate, there are many similarities between it and the Hagia Sophia since the same architect was responsible for both. « less
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Ranked #2 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Over the years... more » Owner description: According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Over the years the tower has been used as a customs station, lighthouse and a residence for retired naval officers. « less
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Ranked #3 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of Istanbul. It was used as a watchtower to help defend... more » Owner description: Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of Istanbul. It was used as a watchtower to help defend the city. « less
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Ranked #4 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #5 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Ranked #6 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Bodies of Water; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets... more » Owner description: This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets and the Chamber of Commerce still line its shores today. « less
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Ranked #7 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Bridges
This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
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Ranked #8 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #9 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #10 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #11 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #12 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The ancient Hippodrome was the center of Byzantine civic life, from political and theological controversies to chariot races... more » Owner description: The ancient Hippodrome was the center of Byzantine civic life, from political and theological controversies to chariot races and riots. Built in 203 by Emperor Septimus Severus, it is estimated that the arena could accommodate up to 100,000 spectators. « less
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Ranked #13 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #14 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This train station in Istanbul was once the last stop of the famed Orient Express. Today, there is much less traffic but you... more » Owner description: This train station in Istanbul was once the last stop of the famed Orient Express. Today, there is much less traffic but you can catch a train to other parts of Turkey or certain areas of Europe. « less
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Ranked #15 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
This former residence of the Egyptian Governor is now a famous city landmark and restaurant, noted for its Sunday brunch.
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Ranked #16 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Also know as the Flower Passage, the courtyard of the Cité de Péra building was once the favored spot for local... more » Owner description: Also know as the Flower Passage, the courtyard of the Cité de Péra building was once the favored spot for local flower-sellers. Today, the lively area is home to many restaurants, taverns and shops. « less
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Ranked #17 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #18 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #19 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #20 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: DINOSAURS ARE ALIVE! EUROPE’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR THEMED PARK “JURASSIC LAND” IS IN FORUM İSTANBUL! A new perspective on... more » Owner description: DINOSAURS ARE ALIVE! EUROPE’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR THEMED PARK “JURASSIC LAND” IS IN FORUM İSTANBUL! A new perspective on education utilising dinosaurs... Jurassic Land invites everyone, old and young, to discover the world of dinosaurs. The most magnificent creatures of the planet which have become extinct 65 million years ago are reanimated in Jurassic Land located in Bayrampaşa, Forum İstanbul Life and Shopping Centre. Designed on the basis of “edutainment” concept which combines education and entertainment, Jurassic Land was built on a huge area of 10,000 square meters. Containing one-to-one moving models of 70 dinosaurs, Jurassic Land is attractive for both children and adults with its unique and interesting museum, the largest 4D cinema in Turkey, a laboratory where people both learn and have fun, a show garden and a shop that sells special products. « less
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Ranked #21 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
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Ranked #22 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
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Ranked #23 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #24 of 31 Landmarks in Istanbul
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Category: Architectural Buildings
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Category: Bridges
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