Atmosphere of the markets, the numerous street cafe's, the historic buildings, simply great to walk thru the narrow streets and forget about modernism
Istanbul is beautiful because of its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization
Amazing areas! Must see all around! It includes locations such as the Galata Bridge, the Seraglio Point where the Topkapı Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Yeni Mosque near the Galata Bridge, the Beyazıt Tower and the Süleymaniye Mosque.
This city has so much history. Starting with greeks, then romans, then ottomans and now a wonderful modern metropolis!
The mosques were stunning, really breathtaking , the topkapi palace is a must see.A lot of places close together within walking distance of each other.lovely friendly place to visit
The Sultanahmet area of Istanbul is surprisingly compact and lets you see an incredible amount without a LOT of walking. Mosques, museums, bazaars and markets and shops, the cistern and hippodrome, restaurants all within blocks of each other.
Historic areas of Istanbul are mainly located in Sultanahmet area. It include churches, mosques, museums, palaces & cisterns etc. No fees are required if you are visiting mosques or churches. But for all the other attractions you might have to pay fees. Palaces require higher fees followed by museums & other attractions. Thus, if you are not interested in history... More
My daughter and I absolutely loved Istanbul - we both want to go back but this time spend more time there ... beautiful, clean, friendly, good value and of course amazing history / sites.
Not to be missed but watch your wallet/purse. The Bazzar is HUGE, unlike anything I had ever seen before. You can buy virtually anything there and you are expected to haggle on the price. Be prepared to spend almost an entire day there. And try not to get lost! There are so many entrances and exits it is mind boggling... More
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