Socials :
Newsletter Signup
Categories Menu

Explore The Magic City : Istanbul, Turkey

The Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Turkish baths and other historical palace will enchant you with its bright and pleasant environment with a sense of peace and security. A tour of the pearl of the Bosporus, Ortaköy, Beşiktaş and Kabataş will let you enjoy the delightful views along the deep blue coast. There is a lot experience to share in Istanbul. Are you ready to explore this magic city

Best Sight Seeing Place:

Grand Bizzare

Wander through this covered market with over 3,000 shops to explore. This is one mega shopping experience. You’ll find lamps, fashion and jewellery, ceramics, carpets and textiles here at this sprawling souk – so you’re sure to find suitable gifts for you’re loved ones back home. Take the short walk from here to the Spice Bazaar, a foodie paradise. Expect to see colourful heaps of spices, a myriad of Turkish delight, oils, fresh fish and more.

Grand-Bazaar-Istanbul-small

Grand Bizzare

photo source : www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslizard/7727049172/. Recreation Destination 1676-Bo. Good Impressive things to do: Grand Bazaar Istanbul Explore

Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia)

Hagia Sofia means “Holy Wisdom” in English. The interior of Emperor Justinian’s sixth-century Byzantine masterpiece, the thrill of being able to experience the extraordinary spaciousness of this famous church-turned-mosque-turned museum is hard to overstate. Downstairs the building is largely empty; the best of the glittering mosaics lurk in the galleries upstairs. Newly opened are the tombs of several early Ottoman sultans and their slaughtered sons – before primogeniture new sultans immediately had all potential rivals killed. hagiasophia.com, entrance £7. Open Tue-Sun 9am-7.30pm (May-Oct), 9am-5pm (Nov-Apr)

Hagia-Sophia

Hagia Sophia

photo source: google image

Topkapi Palace

If there is one absolute must-see in Istanbul, it has to be Topkapi Palace, home to generations of sultans and their wives, who were closeted in the famous harem. A collection of lush green courtyards and delicate kiosks, the Topkapi boasts a treasury to put the crown jewels in the shade, as well as views to die for over the Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and Golden Horn. topkapisarayi.gov.tr, TL20 (£7). Open Tue-Sun 9am-6pm (harem 9am-5pm)

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

photo source: google image

Sultanahmet Blue Mosque

Facing Aya Sofya across a small park and mirroring its domed silhouette, the early 17th-century Blue Mosque is one of only a handful of mosques in the world to boast six minarets. Is it really blue? Well, not noticeably, although all the walls are papered with fine İznik tiles. To view it as the architect, Sedefkar Mehmed Aga, originally intended, enter via what looks like the side entrance from the Hippodrome. Afterwards, pop your head into a building the size of a small mosque on the corner of the complex. This houses the tomb of Sultan Ahmed I, the man who gave his name to both the mosque and the neighbourhood.
• Sultanahmet Square, bluemosque.org

Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet Blue Mosque

photo source : google image

Ayasofya Hurem Sultan Hamam

There are several magnificent steamy Ottoman bathhouses to choose from in the city, including the Çemberlitaş, Cağaloğlu, Galatasaray and Sülemaniye baths, but in 2011 for the first time it’s also possible for visitors to try out the spectacular 16th-century Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamam right in Sultanahmet Square and designed for Suleiman the Magnificent’s scheming wife Roxelana. Think acres of marble, the sound of running water echoing around stupendous domes, and a massage fit for a sultan. You’ll come out almost purring.ayasofyasultanhamami.com

Hamam

Ayasofya Hurem Sultan Hamam

photo source : google image

There is another must visit place in Istanbul Turkey when you have more time here. Go to Basilica Cistern, Suleymaniye Mosque, and many more.

Where To Stay:

There is several choice of best hotel in Istanbul. If you are on budget find cheap hotels in Istanbul start from 90 US$ – 140 US$ such as Yazar Hotel, Hotel Agan, Nena Hotel, and Erboy Hotel. Those are cheap hotel with best review and keep in stylish hotel.

Nena Hotel

Nena Hotel Istanbul

Hotel Argan

Argan Hotel

But if you are preferred to stay at the best luxury hotel in Istanbul, choose this www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/istanbul

Kempinski Istanbul

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Ajia Hotel Istanbul

Ajia Hotel Istanbul

The Istanbul Edition

The Istanbul EDITION

Dine & Nightlife:

There is best high-end restaurant in Istanbul, one of the cities finest restaurant is La Mouette . This restaurant is located on the terrace of Beyoğlu’s Tomtom Suites hotel. It has a superb view of the old city, but, more importantly, it has the talents of two young chefs who are doing stellar work using locally sourced ingredients. Their imaginative take on the Turkish staple Arnavut ciğeric (Albanian-style liver) is reminiscent of foie gras and is among the more sublime dishes found in town www.lamouetterestaurant.com

La-Mouette

La-Mouette

Contact Us

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.