Sights & landmarks in Istanbul

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  • Kuba P
    Poznan, Poland17 contributions
    You definetly have to visit this Palace. Beautiful architecture and fascinating history it hides inside its walls. Worth spending 2 or 3 hours.
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • yaser j
    Tehran, Iran9 contributions
    Shopping in Optimum shopping center was great. It is an outlet within Istanbul. It is against Hilton hotel.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • ilsa A
    7 contributions
    Was a beautiful place to go to. Does tend to get really busy around here but you can still go where you need to. This is the main area which has everything there so it is best to be staying close to here.
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • manal a
    Cairo, Egypt38 contributions
    The mosque has very nice dicorations . But ghe wondeefuk part was the view from next to it . It is located on a hill so you can see a part of Istanbol from above . You can also see the grave of Sultan Soliman Alkanoni . Then you can have a coffe at one of the many coffeshops . You can even go higher to one of them and enjoy a wider view for Istanbol.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • PAULSMITH
    West Yellowstone, MT7 contributions
    we love museum this is the best historic areas of ITANBUL
    we went with my wife and mt father
    the only god only can give you the vision 2022
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • sophiacrvn
    Isfahan, Iran1 contribution
    We went from Taksim down the Istiklal. It was long distance but quite fun. Attracting shops and the liveliness of the street kept us going to the Galata tower. We couldnt climb the tower since we got there late at nigh(about 22). I think it's a fun experince.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • OnTheSuitcase
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
    Very cool place! It’s much bigger than I expected! There are lots and lot of buildings, plenty them you don’t even know about, and it’s a great introduction to your further sightseeing in Turkey! Mind you, the attraction is outside, be aware of it before you go on a rainy day.

    I would happily give 5 stars and the only reason why it’s 4, it’s because the train between the mini buildings wasn’t working, some things very a little bit ‘tired’ in look. But you could expect that for the outdoor attraction. Highly recommended!
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • manal a
    Cairo, Egypt38 contributions
    We went to this beautiful place mainly to take the yacht across the Bisphore. But we also had a walk at this nice area. We had the famous Kumper (baked potatoe ) and enjoyed the oriental nice shops .
    The yaght was wonderful specially that if was just before the sunset . It was one of the nicest evenings I had in Istanbol. Highly recommended.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Etienne
    Seychelles5 contributions
    Café culture, colourful historic buildings, a lovely way to spending a morning in Istanbul! A must-do, must-see visit. Best seen on foot, walking the winding hilly streets.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • fauji786
    London, UK52 contributions
    The masjid is amzing to visit. There is so much beauty in the design and architecture that it truly is breathtaking. The icing on the cake is the visit to the tomb of Abu Ayyub Ansari (a companion of our beloved prophet saw) Truly a peaceful religiously motivating experience
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Nikki Hoskins
    Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
    The place is probably one of the most impressive attractions to visit in Istanbul. Beautiful inside and out. And the view is absolutely fantasting. Amazing architectural and historic monument!
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Luke-n-LauraB
    St. Helier, UK458 contributions
    A thriving and busy area with lots going on and lots to see and do. Lots of attractions in walking distance of each other and information boards on viewable aspects.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Janet K
    London, UK78 contributions
    This is the very best visit to make while in Istanbul. It is such a different experience although the story projections (added since our last visit), we felt, were unnecessary - much better just to soak up the atmosphere of the cistern. Be there as soon as it opens to avoid queues and crowding.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Turkey6,977 contributions
    This street is crazy busy, at all times of the day & night. Shoppers, tourists, street vendors, street performers, even an antique tram, which comes through & parts the crowds.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Olena S
    Unawatuna, Sri Lanka44 contributions
    simple but very romantic place. not expensive cafe with an amazing view. you can eat here traditional turkish pancakes with cheese, potato or spinach.
    Written June 23, 2022
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