Istanbul

Yeni Cami - New Mosque

Yeni Cami - New Mosque

Istanbul’s Yeni Cami (New Mosque) is a defining feature on the Eminonu skyline. This large mosque is situated opposite the Spice Bazaar and is popular with locals. ...

Kucuk Ayasofya - Little Hagia Sophia

Kucuk Ayasofya - Little Hagia Sophia

Building began on the former Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in 527AD by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It was converted into a mosque in the early 16th century and renamed 'Little Hagia Sophia'. ...

Istanbul Park - F1 Circuit

Istanbul Park - F1 Circuit

Istanbul Park motor sports race track enjoys a beautiful location surrounded by forests and fields in Istanbul's Kurtkoy district. Istanbul Park is the venue of the Turkish Grand Prix. ...

Fish Market - Balik Pazari

Fish Market - Balik Pazari

This charming cobbled lane off Istiklal Street is crammed full with restaurants, souvenir stalls, exotic fruit sellers and, of course, fish. ...

Sakirin Mosque

Sakirin Mosque

This revolutionary mosque is the most modern of its kind in Turkey. Designed by architect Hüsrev Tayla and opened in 2009, Sakirin Mosque blends elements of the classical and contemporary. ...

Maslak

Maslak

Maslak is one of Istanbul's main business districts. Directly accessible by Metro, Maslak is a popular area for new investment and construction. ...

Karakoy

Karakoy

Rising up from the first waters of the Bosphorus, the area north of the Galata Bridge- known as Karaköy- is steeped in history. ...

Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque

Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque

Built between 1884 and 1886, Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque in a rectangular plan with a single minaret. The Mosque is situated near Yildiz Palace in Besiktas. ...

Miniaturk Museum

Miniaturk Museum

Ever wanted to see the sights of Turkey, but don’t have the time? Maybe you need some help preparing your Turkish itinerary? Then perhaps Miniaturk is the answer. ...

1001 Columns Cistern - Binbirdirek Cistern

1001 Columns Cistern - Binbirdirek Cistern

The 1001 Columns Cistern, also called the ‘Philoxenus Cistern’ or ‘Binbirdirek Cistern’ in Turkish, is the oldest known cistern in Istanbul. ...

Riddim

Riddim

One of Istanbul's premier hip-hop clubs, Riddim has hosted the likes of Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Pitbull, The Game and more. ...

Fener and Balat

Fener and Balat

Winding with a kind of rugged charm along the banks of the Golden Horn, the suburbs of Fener and Balat were home to large Greek and Jewish populations for centuries. ...

Ataturk Arboretum

Ataturk Arboretum

The Ataturk Arboretum, comprising part of Belgrade Forest, contains a spectacular collection of plants and trees from around the world. ...

Halic Sutluce Congress Centre

Halic Sutluce Congress Centre

Haliç Congress Centre is located on the shores of the Golden Horn (Halic). Haliç Congress Center is made up of four different types of buildings. ...

Santral Istanbul

Santral Istanbul

This funky contemporary art museum enjoys a spectacular setting inside the first urban power plant of the Ottoman Empire. ...

Ataturk Museum Istanbul

Ataturk Museum Istanbul

Situated inside a charming pink Ottoman-era house in Şişli, Istanbul's Ataturk Museum is a tribute to the much loved founder of the Turkish Republic. ...

Bebek

Bebek

Bebek, meaning ‘baby’ in Turkish, is a quaint and affluent suburb which rises up from the Bosphorus and into the tree-dotted areas above. ...

Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sabanci University’s Sakip Sabanci Museum houses an impressive collection of Turkish and Ottoman painting, calligraphy and artifacts. It is situated inside a beautiful historic villa by the Bosphorus. ...

Yildiz Clock Tower

Yildiz Clock Tower

Completed in 1890 on the orders of Sultan Abdulhamid II, Yildiz Clock Tower is a beautiful example of Ottoman and neo-Gothic style. ...

Akbank Art Centre

Akbank Art Centre

Akbank Art Centre hosts various music and art events throughout the year in its building on Istiklal street. ...

Ahrida Synagogue

Ahrida Synagogue

Ahrida Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in Istanbul. Situated along the Golden Horn in Balat, this synagogue was built by Jews from present-day Macedonia in the 15th century. ...

Camlica Hill

Camlica Hill

Camlica Hill rises up from Anatolian Istanbul in all its brilliance, offering a unique perspective on the city. It is popular with Sunday strollers, lovers and those needing some fresh air. ...

Walled Obelisk

Walled Obelisk

Reaching a height of 32m, the Walled Obelisk is one of the landmark features of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet. The construction date is unknown but it was repaired in the 10th century. ...

Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars

Church of St Stephen of the Bulgars

The Bulgarian St. Stephen Church is one of the world’s last surviving pre-fabricated cast iron churches. The pre-fabricated elements of the Church were made in Vienna and sent down the Danube. ...

SALT

SALT

Opened on April 9, 2011, SALT Beyoğlu is championing for 'innovation and alteration.' Situated inside two landmark buildings in Beyoğlu, SALT hosts brings together a wide range of disciplines . ...

Kucuksu Palace

Kucuksu Palace

This small neo-baroque palace or pavilion was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecit I to serve as his summer residence. It was designed by imperial architect Nigogos Balyan and completed in 1857. ...

Rahmi M Koc Museum

Rahmi M Koc Museum

The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is a private museum dedicated to the history of transport, industry and communications. The Museum was opened in 1994 on the shores of the Golden Horn. ...

Istanbul in a Day (24 Hours)

Istanbul in a Day (24 Hours)

Tackling the sites of Istanbul in a lifetime is no easy feat, let alone in 24 hours due to its colossal size and its sheer number of inquisitive locals and tourists. ...

Elipsis Photography Gallery

Elipsis Photography Gallery

With a sole focus on photography, Elipsis Gallery Istanbul exhibits a wide range of quality emerging and established artists from Turkey and abroad ...

Kurucesme

Kurucesme

Kurucesme is a trendy district on the European shores of the Bosphorus. The area is renowned for its lively restaurants, clubs and it is also home to Kurucesme Arena. ...

Fethi Pasa Korusu - Fethi Pasa Grove

Fethi Pasa Korusu - Fethi Pasa Grove

Fethi Pasa Korusu (Grove) is a large park situated on a hillside overlooking the Bosphorus on the Asian side of Istanbul. ...

Chora Church - Kariye Museum

Chora Church - Kariye Museum

The Kariye Museum, located at the southern end of the Golden Horn, houses Istanbul’s most spectacular and well preserved collections of Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. ...

Rumeli Kavagi

Rumeli Kavagi

Rumeli Kavagi is the most northern dock on the European side of the Bosphorus, situated opposite Anadolu Kavagi on the Asian side. ...

Obelisk of Theodosius

Obelisk of Theodosius

The Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III (1479–1425 BC) was re-erected in the Hippodrome in the 4th century AD by Roman emperor Theodosius I. ...

Kanlica

Kanlica

A pretty village on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus, Kanlica is famous throughout Istanbul for its delicious yoghurt. The yoghurt is served fresh and sweetened with a variety of toppings. ...

Sile

Sile

Located about an hour's drive from Istanbul on the Asian side of the Black Sea coast, Sile is one of the most popular summertime vacation spots for Istanbullus. ...

Florence Nightingale Museum

Florence Nightingale Museum

Dedicated to the 'Lady of the Lamp', this tribute to one of the most important pioneers of modern nursing, Englishwoman Florence Nightingale, is situated in a tower inside military barracks. ...

Arasta Bazaar

Arasta Bazaar

Though its size dwarfs that of the Grand Bazaar, Arasta Bazaar is nonetheless a pretty and- by Istanbul standards at least- a relatively serene bazaar. ...

Belgrade Forest - Belgrad Orman

Belgrade Forest - Belgrad Orman

This extensive woodland area, located about 20km from Istanbul, makes for a pleasant city escape. It has around 5,500 hectares of forest and many bird and animal species. ...

Naval Museum

Naval Museum

NOTE: THE NAVAL MUSEUM IS PARTIALLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. Istanbul's Naval Museum is the largest of its kind in Turkey and contains around 20,000 objects spread over two buildings and a garden. ...

Macka Park

Macka Park

Photographers congregate at Macka Park to tayhan the diverse flora and fauna and beautiful views. The Park has childrens playgrounds, cafes and restaurants, an artificial island and artificial pools. ...

Kandilli

Kandilli

Situated along the Bosphorus on Istanbul's Asian side district of Beykoz, Kandıllı port is a popular spot to wile away an afternoon watching the boats pass by or to feast waterside. ...

Valens Aqueduct

Valens Aqueduct

Constructed by Valens in 368AD, this historic aqueduct was a major source of water supply to the city's palaces and cisterns for well over a millennium. ...

Emirgan

Emirgan

This graceful suburb lines the European shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul’s Sariyer District.The area is especially popular with joggers and hikers, who come here to tayhan the expansive green areas. ...

Nusretiye Mosque

Nusretiye Mosque

Nusretiye Mosque is an ornately decorated Baroque style mosque in the Tophane district of Beyoglu.The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Mahmut II and designed in 1823-1826. ...

Taksim Park

Taksim Park

Situated right next to Taksim square, Taksim Park is a small city park.It's certainly not the best park in town, but it's a nice place to take a breath of fresh air in the middle of crowded Taksim. ...

Tesvikiye Mosque

Tesvikiye Mosque

First commissioned in 1794 by Ottoman Sultan Selim III, Tesvikiye Mosque in Istanbul's Sisli district was completed in 1854 during the rein of Sultan Abdülmecit I. ...

Turker Inanoglu Maslak(TIM) Show Centre

Turker Inanoglu Maslak(TIM) Show Centre

Turker Inanoglu Maslak (TIM) Show Centre in Maslak offers a range of venue options. ...

Istanbul in 3 Days

Istanbul in 3 Days

Our Three Day itinerary takes you along two significant waterways of Istanbul- the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus and explores the many sites and attractions on offer. ...

Avrupa Passage

Avrupa Passage

Flanked on both sides by beautiful statues, Avrupa (European) Passage is one of the best maintained arcades in Istanbul. ...

Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi Palace

One of the loveliest palaces on Istanbul’s Asian shores, Beylerbeyi Palace was constructed between 1861 and 1865 during the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz. ...

Maslak Pavilion

Maslak Pavilion

A former hunting and resting place of the sultans, construction of the Maslak Pavilion was started during the reign of Sultan Mahmut II and added onto during the latter part of the 19th century. ...

Tarabya

Tarabya

Tarabya is an elegant district situated in a cove on the northwestern shores of the European side of the Bosphorus. The area has been a popular holiday spot for centuries. ...

Zeynep Sultan Mosque

Zeynep Sultan Mosque

Constructed in 1769 by architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa for the daughter of Sultan Ahmed III, Zeynep Asıme Sultan, Zeynep Sultan Mosque is situated close to Gulhane Park in Sultanahmet. ...

Hüseyin Aga Mosque

Hüseyin Aga Mosque

Situated on Istiklal street, Hüseyin Aga Mosque was built in 1596. The architect Hüseyin Aga (Chief) is buried in the yard of the mosque together with Davut Aga, another chief from Ottoman times. ...

Borusan Kultur Sanat

Borusan Kultur Sanat

Offering a multi-purpose arts space at the centre of Beyoglu, Borusan Music & Art House is located inside a beautifully restored 19th century building. ...

Nevizade Street

Nevizade Street

Those looking for a lively night on the town head to Nevizade, where the plentiful food, lively gypsy music and excitable crowd fuse together to create an energy like no other. ...

Kadikoy Aya Triada Church

Kadikoy Aya Triada Church

Kadikoy Aya Triada Greek Orthodox Church was built by Patriarch III in 1902. The structure has a cross plan with two bell towers. ...

Cengelkoy

Cengelkoy

This quaint fishing village meaning ‘hook village’ is dotted with leafy trees and waterfront tea gardens while stately Ottoman era mansions rise up on the hill above. ...

Dogancay Museum

Dogancay Museum

Dogancay Museum, opened in 2004, was the first modern art museum in Turkey. It houses an extensive collection of art from father-son team Adil and Burhan Dogancay. ...

Molla Celebi Mosque

Molla Celebi Mosque

Situated right on the Bosphorus waterfront, Molla Celebi Mosque is a fine example of Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan's works. Construction began on this small, single minaret mosque in 1570. ...

Pera Museum

Pera Museum

Located inside an architectural masterpiece building dating to 1893 in Istanbul’s charming Pera district, Pera Museum was opened as a private endeavour by the Suna & Inan Kirac Foundation in 2005. ...

Aya Triada Greek Orthodox Church

Aya Triada Greek Orthodox Church

Situated right at the centre of all the action near Taksim Square, this impressively domed Greek Orthodox church is the largest Eastern Orthodox church in the city. ...

Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque

Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque

The Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque and Tomb in another of master Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan's works. This stunning mosque was built in 1580 and is situated right by the Bosphorus in the Tophane district. ...

Rumeli Feneri - Rumeli Lighthouse

Rumeli Feneri - Rumeli Lighthouse

Built by the French during the Crimean War to guide warships through the narrow Bosphorus Strait, Rumeli Feneri (Rumeli Lighthouse) makes for a striking Istanbul landmark. ...