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EXPERIENCING BEAUTIFUL ISTANBUL WITHOUT HASSLE!

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I am a proud Turk who spent most of her life abroad as my Father was a Diplomat and my husband a foreigner. Went to boarding school in Switzerland then lived all over the world. From boarding school on I brought friends and family to Istanbul, sharing my passion for this unique city. I soon learned the art of showing the best without giving an art and architecture indigestion and include both sigh seeing, shopping, enjoying the amazing Turkish food and also having time for quiet peace and contemplation. I strongly suggest you stay in a typical little village like Çengelköy, where you will have a feel of how Turks live, mingle with the locals at the caffés and have delicious food. I suggest to stay at the Sumahan-on-the-Water, where after an exhausting day of sight-seeing you will relax being ON the Bosphorus. This lovely Zen Boutique Hotel will invite you to feel peaceful. Their restaurant next door, Tapasuma, with amazing Turkish Cuisine will save you time and energy to find a restaurant and once again you will eat by the Bosphorus with the breeze caressing you. If you feel too tired you can always use the private Turkish Bath with all the Spa treatments you can dream of. First day, start with The Blue Mosque, then cross over the street and visit the Bin Bir Direk or Roman Aqueduct, walk a little further and visit Santa Sophia, do rent a recorder that will tell you all about this amazing basilica. After, rest at the Santa Sophia coffe house and have a Turkish Tea, it also has a great shop for cards, books and souvenirs, not too expensive as it is managed by the Government. Now you have two choices, go on or return to your hotel, have a siesta or a massage and enjoy your dinner at Tapasuma. So whether you go on or do it the next day, walk behind Santa Sophia, admiring the old houses and the fountain until you reach Topkapi, or the Serail. There I suggest you buy the Guide Book as there is so much to see. Do not miss the Harem, and the amazing jewels. You can eat the the restaurant at Topkapi, the view is amazing and the food good or you can retrace your steps, cross the road next to the Blue Mosq and have the most amazing Köfte of your life. If you are American you will never eat another hamburger! The name is Sultan Ahmet Köftecisi (near the hotel). If you were courageous and did it the same day and you want to have dinner in the vicinity, walk down the old town, ask your way, Turkish people are most hospitable and helpful and go to Balikci Sabahattin (Cankurtaran/Sültanahmet) and have the best fish you ever had! If it is Lüfer time, order Lüfer! Next day, I suggest you go to Misir Çarsisi (Spice Market) and shop for spice, Olive Soaps, Rose and Jasmine Oils and the best Saffron money can buy! From there walk up the road to my favorite Mosque, not many people know of but has the most amazing Iznik Mosaics and ornaments: Rüstem Pasa Mosque, take your time to admire the Iznik and maybe meditate. Hungry? One of the most famous and old restaurant of Istanbul is there: Pandeli, specialist in Ottoman Cuisine where all the diplomats and politicians discussed the future of Turkey! Next day, Kapali Çarsi or the Bazar as the tourists call it (hate that word!) don't miss the best part, the Antiquity Street where you might find Ottoman Jewelry and silver. Have lunch there at one of the best restaurant of Ottoman food: Havuzlu (Gani Çelebi Sokak No 3 - near the Post Office). From there walk to another not to be missed Mosque: Sülemaniye. Don't miss the tumb of Süleyman the Magnificent and his wife Hürrem or Roxelane. If you are still hungry there is another amazing Ottoman Restaurant nearby, Darruziyafe. All you have to do is cross the garden of Sülemaniye, exit the garden fer forgé door and across the street is the restaurant. Next day, so that is your day 4 or 5 take the ferry and go to Eyüp Sultan, an little typical village of Pilgrimage as a Saint is buried by the Mosque of Eyüp Sultan. Great little roads with lovely shops, good place to buy not expensive Turkish Oya Scarves, Pashmina Shawls, Rose and Jasmine Oils and other souvenirs. But the best is yet to come walk don't take the funiculaire unless you are handicapped, it is steep but it is well worth while, you will walk through an old cemetery, beautiful old Cypress Trees and amazing views. If you are interested in Sufism, there is a old Tekke the Dervish in attendance will be happy to show you around. At the end of your walk is the Pierre Loti Café with its amazing view, rest, and take in the beauty of the Golden Horn. If you are hungry I suggest you only have tea at Pierre Loti, walk up to the restaurant at the top and have a great lunch or dinner. By the way the sun set from there are amazing. Next day take the ferry or rent your own boat and do the tour of the Bosphorus, the Yalis (old mansions by the water) are amazing. If you have another day, do go to the Church of Kariye or Kariye Museum, another Byzantine Basilica in my opinion had more beautiful mosaïcs than Santa Sophia. There don't miss the fantastic Ottoman restaurant Asitane. You have another day, lucky you, take the ferry and go to the Princess Island, get on a Horse Carriage (cars are forbidden) and tour the Island. At the top do visit the old Greek Orthodox Church and Convent, the view is breath taking. Back down have lunch in one of the many Fish Restaurants, they are all good. Still in Istanbul don't miss Dolmabahçe, more modern residence of our Sutlans, but most importantly where Atatürk passed on. From there go to Ortaköy, where you will be entertained by multiple boutiques, a shoppers paradise. Art Galleries and great little restaurants by the Bosphorus, they are all good. I like to eat the Turkish Stuffed Potatoes and other Turkish Street foods and eat it on the benched by the water, you will "feel" very Turkish, very local! Is there more to see, of course but these are the main things, if you are staying longer you have Bebek, Emirgan, Tarabya and further away on the Black Sea Kilyos. But if you have the time and the energy I suggest you go to Cappadocia, and or Bodrum, Alaçati, Konya, Fethiye, really anywhere along the Sea of Marmara. Bon Voyage... Enjoy!

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21 Places

Kapali Carsi

Flea & Street Markets

Havuzlu Restaurant

Restaurants

Hotel Amira Istanbul

Hotels

Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

Art Museums, History Museums

Sultanahmet District

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Sahaflar Carsisi

Flea & Street Markets

Bosphorus Strait

Bodies of Water

Suleymaniye Mosque

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Spice Bazaar

Gift & Speciality Shops

Sumahan on the Water

Hotels

Rustem Pasha Mosque

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Haci Bekir

Gift & Speciality Shops

Blue Mosque

Sacred & Religious Sites

Basilica Cistern

Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Golden Horn

Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water

Dolmabahce Palace

Architectural Buildings

Ortakoy

Neighbourhoods

Istanbul Archaeological Museums

History Museums

Gulhane Park

Parks

Cicek Pasaji

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Balikci Sabahattin

Restaurants

Fusun777's City Tips

  • I always carry in my handbag a scarf and a long sleeve cardigan to wear at Mosques. Pants are OK, shorts and mini skirts are not. Tipping 15% or 20% if you are very happy is the norm. Haggling in Kapaliçarsi (the Bazar, I still hate that word!) is the norm, I usally offer half and work my way up. Accepting tea, coffee and sweets in the shops you are buying is customary. The tramways, overground and underground are safe and good, use it. If you are a woman alone don't go to unlit streets and don't accept a ride from men. I personally would not go out at night without an man. And would tell any man to leave alone during the day. Like any big city keep your handbag and yourself secure.
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    Kapali Carsi
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Don't miss it, especially the Antiquity Street and the Havuzlu Restaurant! Every street is dedicated to one speciality. The street of the gold, the leather goods, the lamps, the towels. I do suggest you get the plan in the entrance and decide early what you want to see and buy!

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    • Must See
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    Tips
    • Haggle, go early and accept tea, coffee and sweets with a smile. Take a lot of cash with you, you will.get a better.price.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Big bazaar with bigger crowds 20/09/2017
    • Nothing much to see! 18/09/2017
    • Kapali Carsi
    Address:
    Beyazit Mh.
    Fatih
    Istanbul 34126
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 212 519 12 48
    Other:
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    Havuzlu Restaurant
    Restaurants (Turkish)
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Best Ottoman Cuisine! It is as old as Kapaloçarsi, I used to go there with my Father in 1950 and it has hardly changed! Know for the best kebabs and deserts. You go in look through thr glassed buffet and order what you want. Just looking there you get hungry!

    Good for
    • Foodie
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    • Couples
    • Senior
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    Tips
    • Love all Eggplant dishes! Mezes are great and leave a a lot of space for the m'a zing deserts!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #404 of 7,485 restaurants in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Havuzlu is the best 12/09/2017
    • Holiday 29/07/2017
    • Havuzlu Restaurant
    Address:
    No. 3 Kapalicarsi Caddesi
    Inside the Grand Bazaar
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Phone:
    5273346
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 17:00
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    Hotel Amira Istanbul
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Great Hotel if you want to be in the Old Town! I have not stayed there but very good friends of mine did and they loved it? It has its own restaurant, bar and the terrace is a great place to have breakfast and tea.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Great view at the top terrace! The sunset is amazing! You can hear the many calls to prayer, it is like a symphony!
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Sultanhamet cozy place 21/09/2017
    • Great hotel in a beautiful city 21/09/2017
    • Hotel Amira Istanbul
    Address:
    Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No 43
    Istanbul 34122
    Turkey
    Phone:
    011 90 212 516 16 40
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    Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
    Art Museums, History Museums
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    Fusun777 Says:

    For me the mosaïcs are more beautiful than Santa Sophia! It has been better protected than Santa Sophia as I believe they did not white wash it!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Great restaurant near by! Also out of the old town, it takes you to a complete different part of Istanbul.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small and beautiful 16/09/2017
    • Not to missed 01/09/2017
    • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
    Address:
    Kariye Camii Sokak,No:26 Edirnekapi
    Istanbul 34087
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 212 631 92 41
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    09:00 - 16:30
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    Sultanahmet District
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Great to walk and take the scenery! So much to see an take in. History at every corner of the streets. Just walk and get lost and discover.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take a scarf and a long sleeve sweater to visit mosques. Don't wear shorts, mini skirts or big décolleté.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old historic area and center main attractions 20/09/2017
    • Amazing place to stay 20/09/2017
    • Sultanahmet District
    Address:
    Sultanahmet
    Istanbul 34012
    Turkey
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    Sahaflar Carsisi
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Fusun777 Says:

    In Kapaçarsi, the book street. Great finds of old manuscripts, calligraphy (Tezhip), Sufi paintings and old maps. This part of the market is not covered and is very special.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can haggle. If you are interested in Sufism, most owners are Dervishes or Dedes (part of the Sufi Monastic Order) if they feel comfortable they have great wisdom to share. Also if you are rarely interested ask to see more precious items which are usually kept in the back of the shops or in the safe!
    From the community
    Ranked #177 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    • They sell books and textbooks 08/04/2017
    • Book Market for Book Lovers 13/12/2016
    • Sahaflar Carsisi
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    Bosphorus Strait
    Bodies of Water
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Fabulous way to spend a day by taking the ferry or renting a private Tekne (Turkish Old boat). Yiu can have lunch on board. If you rent your own you can order what you want, I suggest Mezes and Böreks!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It can be windy take a Pashmina or a cardigan. I love taking these trip at 6 PM or later to see the Sun set on thr Bosphorus. Enjoy our national drink: Raki!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not an Activity 20/09/2017
    • Busy waterway 20/09/2017
    • Bosphorus Strait
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    Suleymaniye Mosque
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Fusun777 Says:

    One of the most majestic mosque. Don't miss the tumb of Süleymanthe Magnificent and Hürrem Sultan or Roxelane. Lovely garden.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Head and arm covered. No shorts or mini skirts. Great restaurant at the back!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spectacular, Reverent, A Must! 21/09/2017
    • Beautiful 20/09/2017
    • Suleymaniye Mosque
    Address:
    Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4
    Zeyrek, Fatih
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 506 769 33 92
    Other:
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    Spice Bazaar
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Amazing place for foodies and shoppers. Sweets, spices, Rose and Jasmine Oils. Best Saffron money can buy! Don't miss buying Köfte Spice mixture, delicious!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear comfortable shoes! Take cash so you can haggle! Be ready to drink a lot of tea and or coffee and sweets too!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 544 Shopping in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disappointment 21/09/2017
    • Bustling place 19/09/2017
    • Spice Bazaar
    Address:
    Rustem Pasa Mahallesi 34116 Istanbul, Turkey
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 537 646 63 31
    Other:
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    Sumahan on the Water
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    Fusun777 Says:

    My favorite Boutique Hotel in the world. It is on the Bosphorus, only 42 rooms. Amazing service. Great Turkish Bath with Spa. Lovely restaurant called Tapasuma. In a lovely typical village. Every room has an amazing view. Peaceful and beautiful. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Has a little boat that takes you to the European side. Don't miss having a Turkish Bath and a massage by thr amazing Asuman. The higher the rooms the better the view.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #209 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great location with beautiful bosphorus 13/09/2017
    • Magnificent front of the water! 22/07/2017
    • Sumahan on the Water
    Address:
    Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar
    Istanbul 34684
    Turkey
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    Rustem Pasha Mosque
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Fusun777 Says:

    My favorite mosque with the most beautiful Izniks. Rüstem Pasa was the Vizir of Süleyman the Magnificent, he had many sins and had this mosque built to be forgiven in the afterlife!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Head scarves, cardigan, no mini skirts, no shorts.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of the best mosques in İstanbul 02/09/2017
    • Lovely mosque but under restoration now 01/09/2017
    • Rustem Pasha Mosque
    Address:
    Hasircilar Carsisi
    Eminonu
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Haci Bekir
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Best lokums. A historic place for sweets. The amazing piles of different sweets will overwhelm you. You will want to try each one and they will let you do that also!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • I love the Rose and Pistachios Lokums. You should try the sweets made of pure spun sugar!
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 544 Shopping in Istanbul
    • GREAT TURKISH DELIGHTS BUT PERHAPS BETTER TO ORDER ONLINE? 17/01/2017
    • Historical tasty place 19/11/2016
    • Haci Bekir
    Address:
    Hamidiye Cad. No.83
    34110 Eminönü
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Blue Mosque
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Fusun777 Says:

    I don't know anybody who has been to Istanbul without seeing this amazing mosque. The sheer magnitude of the dome, the lighting and the blue emanating from the tile s are breathtaking.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Head scarf, no shorts, no minis. Don't go at prayer times.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good not great 21/09/2017
    • Must see! 21/09/2017
    • Blue Mosque
    Address:
    Sultanahmet
    Sultanahmet Mah
    Istanbul 34122
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 212 518 13 19
    Hours:
    Fri
    13:30 - 15:30
    Sat - Thu
    08:30 - 11:30
    13:00 - 14:30
    15:30 - 16:45
    Other:
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    Basilica Cistern
    Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Amazing place. Don't miss the upside down Medusa. Admire the Carps! Most people have their pictures taken at the entrance with Ottoman clothes, don't!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Great place to go and stay ther for a while when it is too hot outside!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • an amazing place 21/09/2017
    • Cool, Dark, Damp, Crowded 21/09/2017
    • Basilica Cistern
    Address:
    Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
    Istanbul 34410
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 212 512 15 70
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Golden Horn
    Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Don't miss Eyüp Sultan Mosque, the Saint's tumb, walking through the village of Eyüp, having ice cream, shopping, walking up through old Ottoman cemetery to Pierre Loti Cafe. Taking in the amazing view of the Golden Horn. Stoping at the Sufi Monastery.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It will take the whole day. Go by ferry. Wear hiking shoes. Great place to shop for Tukish Oya Scarves and Pashminas, Rose and Jasmine Oils.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Four day visit to Istanbul 14/09/2017
    • visit it by istanbul tram 10/09/2017
    • Golden Horn
    Address:
    Halic
    Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Dolmabahce Palace
    Architectural Buildings
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    Fusun777 Says:

    The modern palace of our Sultans, but more interestingly the place Atatürk passed on. Too Rococo for me but the gardens and the view is great. Most impressive is the huge marble door!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Great view! The gardens and the fountains are gorgeous.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beyond imagination!! 20/09/2017
    • Very beautiful modern palace 19/09/2017
    • Dolmabahce Palace
    Phone:
    +90 212 236 90 00
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    09:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Ortakoy
    Neighbourhoods
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Love this place, so much fun. Great boutique and Art galleries. Great street food and also fish restaurants and wonderful view. I would suggest to go on a week day.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Comfortable shoes! Enjoy the street food! Boutiques are expensive, no haggling there, but you will find very unique things.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice neighborhood 19/09/2017
    • Nice place to visit on a good day 19/09/2017
    • Ortakoy
    Address:
    Bosphorus suburbs
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Istanbul Archaeological Museums
    History Museums
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    Fusun777 Says:

    In all honest I will not comment about this Museum as I have never visited it! You see with hundred and hundreds of visit to Istanbul I still missed something! Next time, Insallah! Now that I think of it I went to the sites instead if the Museum: Ephesus, Pergamum, Dideme and the like.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't know anything about this museum so no comments. Like all museums I would suggest to go early and during week days!
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wait until it fully reopens 19/09/2017
    • Under renovation 14/09/2017
    • Istanbul Archaeological Museums
    Address:
    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu
    Sultanahmet
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 212 520 77 40
    Other:
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    Gulhane Park
    Parks
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Oops, another place I have never been to! I guess it is for my next visit! How did I miss this? One tends to go and see over and over the same place. I will visit it on my next trip! The best time to visit it is in Spring, I am usually in Istambul in June or July!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • No comments as I have never been there! But I intend to see it in 2016! Best time to see it is in Spring when the tulips are in bloom!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • OASIS 18/09/2017
    • Gulhane park 17/09/2017
    • Gulhane Park
    Address:
    Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih
    Istanbul 34122
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90-212-584-16-00
    Other:
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    Cicek Pasaji
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Great place to have Mezzes and drink Raki! It is for us the equivalent of pubs. Just imagine 100 pubs, one next to another and every Turc had his or her favorite one. Bit mostly one goes from one to another. One is famous for his fish, the other one for the fried vegetable and so on.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Starts around 9PM, I don't advice for a woman to go alone.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #128 of 1,087 things to do in Istanbul
    • Ceneviz meyhanesi istanbul 10/07/2017
    • Nice pasage 27/06/2017
    • Cicek Pasaji
    Address:
    Huseyinaga Mh
    Beyoglu
    Istanbul
    Turkey
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    Balikci Sabahattin
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish)
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    Fusun777 Says:

    Best fish place in the Old Town. It is a great place to go in a big group so everyone can order something else and you can try it all as everything ther su delicious. They also have a great selection of Turkish wines, don't forget to order some. I suggest the white wine!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't miss the Lüfer. The Mezzes are excellent so are the Turkish wines!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #173 of 7,485 restaurants in Istanbul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious Food 11/09/2017
    • What a lovely dinner 03/09/2017
    • Balikci Sabahattin
    Address:
    Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1
    Cankurtaran, Eminonu
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Phone:
    +90 212 458 18 24
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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