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Ranked #31 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Nature and Parks

Emirgan Park is a lovely place to spend some time in greenery away from the city.  It overlooks the Bosphorus in the suburb of Emirgan. The park, one of the largest in Istanbul... more »

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Ranked #32 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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Ranked #33 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

Dolmabahce was the residence of the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Besides a very glamorous palace, Dolmabahce sarayi is of great importance to the Turks since Atatürk, the... more »

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Ranked #34 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #35 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #36 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
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Category: Aquariums
Owner description: The Biggest Thematic Aquarium of the World İstanbul Akvaryum, where fish species living in the world’s seas can be seen, with... more » Owner description: The Biggest Thematic Aquarium of the World İstanbul Akvaryum, where fish species living in the world’s seas can be seen, with the size of its travel route, thematic areas, a thousand square meter rainforest and interactive new generation technology compared to other aquariums in its field.Are you ready to travel on a route covering 16 thematic areas from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean and Amazon Rainforest by following a geographic route? Cultural, geographic, historical and architectural characteristics of relevant area, decorative items, interactive plays, sound and lighting, films and visual graphics where detailed information on that area are available in the thematic areas. Visitors can see sea animals belonging to these regions and get information about geographic and cultural characteristics of that region. What to Expect from İstanbul Akvaryum?Fish Feeding HoursIt is possible for you to watch this excellent show, during which our expert aquarists feed the most interesting living creatures of our aquarium. We look forward to seeing you at Istanbul Akvaryum, if you want to witness how Istanbul Akvaryum eat their meals by following fish feeding session.Amazon Rainforest in Istanbul…This section that makes the aquarium unique gives you similar feelings to Amazon rainforest. 5D CinemaThis special cinema in Istanbul Akvaryum that has the best motion program across the world takes the audience to different worlds with five movie options.Hurricane SimulatorYou will feel like you are in the middle of hurricane and live moments of excitement and adrenaline in our exclusively designed hurricane simulator. Mirror MazeYou will come across similar passages, endless reflections, thrilling dead-ends and new surprises at every corner while you are trying to find Mysterious Antique Totem of Amazon.Diving with Sharksİstanbul Akvaryum diving certificate is awarded to individuals, who dive after 30 minute diving activity in Istanbul Akvaryum, where diving with sharks and rays is possible in the main tank with a water capacity of 4 thousand cubic meters, which hosts 5 thousand creatures. « less
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Ranked #37 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #38 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #39 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #40 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #41 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Museums
Owner description: Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of... more » Owner description: Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of offering a broad range of high-quality culture and arts services. « less
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Ranked #42 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #43 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #44 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #45 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #46 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #47 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This is a charming small mosque that was built by Sultan Mehmed the Third between 1760 and 1763. It is small enough to feel... more » Owner description: This is a charming small mosque that was built by Sultan Mehmed the Third between 1760 and 1763. It is small enough to feel more intimate than the very large mosques but it has interesting architectural features. There is a beautiful courtyard and tombs and fountains are also located on the grounds. The dome and two minarets are outstanding when the sun is setting. The interior of the mosque also includes stain-glass windows. « less
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Ranked #48 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #49 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Bodies of Water; 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 #50 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #51 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Historic Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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 #52 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Shops; Malls
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Ranked #53 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
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Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign consulates, and is popular for its restaurants... more » Owner description: This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign consulates, and is popular for its restaurants and nightlife. « less
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Ranked #54 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This fortress of walls helped to protect the city but its towers were also used to house prisoners as well as the state's... more » Owner description: This fortress of walls helped to protect the city but its towers were also used to house prisoners as well as the state's treasury. « less
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Ranked #55 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #56 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #57 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Trams; Transportation
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Ranked #58 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its length to enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and shops.... more » Owner description: This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its length to enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and shops. Many of the city's movie theaters are also located here. « less
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Ranked #59 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #60 of 670 attractions in Istanbul
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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