Istanbulis a city that wears its cultures and history well blending them into an exciting city that has much to offer travelers from around the World.
Istanbul today is a modern city that remains true to its historic heritage through its mosques,basilicas,cathedrals and ancient bazaar standing between “the East and the West”,Turkey’s largest city offers an aura of intrique and charm that will appeal to all visitors.
Places to see in Istanbul 3 days
Istanbul’s many attractions include towering minarets,underground byzantine cisterns,and steamy bathhouses.
Topkapi Palace, a crown jewel of Istanbul. Explore its intricate corridors and intimate rooms where sultans once entertained elite guest and were entertained by their harems.
HAGIA SOPHIA Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time..
BASILICA CISTERN The Basilica Cistern (Underground Cistern) was built by Justinian I after the bloody Nika Revolt in 532, probably as an enlargement of an earlier cistern which was constructed by Constantine the Great. During the Byzantium Period, it was used as a reservoir for water storage for the Great Palace and other buildings in the First Hill. During the Ottoman Period, the water was used for Topkapi Palace and watering the gardens of it. However the cistern had its brighest days during the Byzantium Age.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE The Bosphorus Bridge is one of two bridges that spans the Bosphorus Strait, connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It stretches from Ortakoy on the European side to Beylerbeyi on the Asian side and is sometimes referred to as the First Bosphorus Bridge.
TAKSIM Taksim Square is the most known modern city center of Istanbul. Many hotels and restaurants are in or near the Square and on Istiklal Street, and there is a local bus terminal for public transportation and the main subway station. Istiklal pedestrian street has many bars, night clubs and movie theaters therefore it’s always busy with young people almost for 24 hours a day.
GRAND BAZAAR The oldest and the largest covered market place in the World with nearly 4.000 shops fuul of rich collections of carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs.
ROMAN HIPPODROME The former center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Byzantine Empires. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and Fountain of Willhelm II.
DOLMABAHCE PALACE Dolmabahçe Palace was ordered to be built by the Empire’s 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856.. The palace has an area of 45,000 m2 , and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets.
SULTANAHMET MOSQUE The mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.
How many days for Istanbul ?
You can see Istanbul’s top sight in a rush on an overnight stay,but you’ll need to 3 or 4 days for enjoy.
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Istanbul is a dream place,located just in the edge of Europe where east meet with West. The city hides,layers of history culture colors and scents. The architecture,the foods,everything in Istanbul tells a story. We are sure that once you see this dream ,you will come to see a more.
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