Historical Places to Visit in Istanbul

It is easy to say that Istanbul is an 8,000-year-old settlement. Nice civilization went on expedition to buy this city.

Numerous historical buildings, which endure the supply all over Istanbul, transform Istanbul into a giant open-air museum. In short, Istanbul tells us, keşfet discover me again and again met. If you throw a needle on the one hand, the metrobuses do not fall to the ground and on the one hand we are purified from the bustle of life on the deck with a hot tea. Even though we, as the residents of the city, passed by thousands of beauties while we were running home to work in the morning, Istanbul is still one of the oldest, most famous and most important cities in the world. opens the door to an endless adventure for those who are born and guests.

Many of the places to visit in Istanbul make different connotations and refresh memories when you see people again at different ages.

Istanbul is one of the unique cities of the world with one foot in Asia and one foot in Europe. It is the only city that has been the capital of 3 different empires: Ancient Rome, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire and continues to be the center of culture, art, architecture and politics for centuries.

Istanbul, which is one of the most important and largest metropolises of the world, has valuable works from each other with the history of the city dating back 3 thousand years. These artifacts, which have witnessed many events throughout history and are among the masterpieces of architecture and art, are located in the European and Asian continents of Istanbul.


  • Islands
  • Arnavutkoy
  • Flat
  • hunters
  • Bagcilar
  • Bahçelievler
  • Bakirkoy
  • Esenyurt
  • Bayrampaşa
  • Besiktas
  • Beykoz
  • Beylikdüzü
  • Beyoglu
  • Buyukcekmece
  • Catalca
  • çekmeköy
  • Esenler
  • Flat
  • Eyup
  • Conqueror
  • Eyup
  • Gungoren
  • Kadikoy
  • Eyup
  • Eagle
  • Kucukcekmece
  • Maltepe
  • Pendik
  • Sancaktepe
  • Sariyer
  • Silivri
  • Sultanbeyli
  • sultangazi
  • Sile
  • Foggy
  • salts
  • Umraniye
  • Uskudar
  • Zeytinburnu

Would you like to take a look at the 20 most famous of these historical buildings, which do not end in Istanbul?

one. Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Museum is the best place to start visiting the historical peninsula, the eye of Istanbul.

As one of the most well-known places of worship in the world, Hagia Sophia, built 3 times in the same place, took its final form in 537.

On the day Hagia Sophia opened for worship, Emperor Justinian said, ım Thank God for giving me the opportunity to make such a place of worship. Ve It is rumored that he shouted, “O Solomon, I passed you, Süley referring to the Temple of Solomon.

After the conquest of Istanbul, Hagia Sophia was opened to worship as a mosque.

In Hagia Sophia, many valuable works brought by the Ottoman Sultans from the campaigns they returned to win are also exhibited.

Since 1935, Hagia Sophia is seen as a museum by millions of people every year.

The Hagia Sophia Museum can be visited with the Museumekart between 09.00-19.00 in summer and 09.00-17.00 in winter. The museum is closed for half day visit on the first day of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha.

2nd. Topkapi palace

The Ottoman Empire is one of the world's broadest borders and has ruled for centuries. The Topkapi Palace, where this deep-rooted history and magnificent structure was ruled for 400 years and where the sultans and their families lived, is waiting to be seen in the Historical Peninsula in all its glory.

This palace, which witnesses the most glorious weddings of the Ottoman Empire, the ceremonies of the throne or the intrigues and sad stories, can leave you in the arms of history and share a unique feast of history.

Topkapi Palace Museum and Harem Tour are among the Harem section of the palace, the Cardan-Saadet Office and Has Room section, the Babü’s Saade section and the Pavilion Garden section.

3. Grand Bazaar

One of the most popular stops of the Historic Peninsula is the Grand Bazaar, which has been standing in Beyazıt for 550 years. The Grand Bazaar, known by foreigners as the Grand Bazaar, is famous for its streets where you will get lost and the jewelers who lead the world gold market.

In addition to shopping in Istanbul's oldest bazaar, you will find that everything sold here reflects the ancient spirit of Istanbul.

4. Bozdogan Aqueduct

During the Roman period, few of the aqueducts built to provide water to the cities survived.

Located in Unkapanı in the heart of Istanbul, Bozdoğan or Valens Aqueduct, which is known by the world, has a unique length and strength. Today, while we are not aware of the flow of gold flowing over Istanbul has been watching for more than 1,500 years.

5. Basilica Cistern

The cistern, built to meet the water needs of the palace during the Byzantine Period, still impresses with its glamorous columns and Medusa statue.

Concerts and concerts in the Basilica Cistern, which also hosts many art events, open the doors to a magical world for the participants.

6. Çemberlitas

In the honor of Emperor Constantine I, the Çemberlitaş column erected on one of the seven hills of Istanbul in 330 AD, eventually gave the name of an entire district.

The Cemberlitas column, which once housed the busts of Byzantine Emperors, was heavily damaged during the Crusades, but is still one of Istanbul's most striking buildings.

7. Galata tower

Galata Tower, where long queues are expected to go to the top and watch the view of Istanbul, is one of the most important symbols of Istanbul's silhouette.

Built in 528, the building was built as a lighthouse tower, but it was also used as a dungeon from time to time.

It is the most popular rumor about the tower that the lovers who climbed to the tower eventually got married.

8. Ahrida Synagogue

Ahrida Synagogue, the only synagogue built before the conquest of Istanbul, is one of the most attractive buildings of Balat.

The synagogue, which was founded by Jewish immigrants from Ohrid, Macedonia, is today the largest synagogue in Istanbul.

In the synagogue, the prayer chair called teva, which means the ship of Noah's Ark, draws great attention because it resembles the bow of the boat.

9. Rumeli Fortress

Rumelihisarı, which was built in 90 days in order to cut the aid that could come from the Black Sea to Byzantium during the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, is also known as Boğazkesen Hisarı.

Rumelihisarı is a magnificent building with its three big towers and its walls.

Once open air events such as Rumelihisarı Concerts took place, the castle is open to visitors as a museum today. The cannons, cannonballs used in the conquest of Istanbul and part of the chain that is said to close the Golden Horn are still on display at the Rumeli Fortress Museum.

10. Yoros Castle

Yoros Castle, which is a bird's eye view of the Black Sea from Beykoz, covered with lush forests, is one of the important historical buildings of the Eastern Romans in Istanbul.

The castle remained in the hands of the Genoese for many years with the weakening of Eastern Rome, conquered by Yıldırım Bayezid in 1391.

You can enjoy breakfast in the Bosphorus, which is located just below Yoros Castle, which is one of the most important points where you can watch the Bosphorus view today.

Even though it is forbidden to enter the castle due to the ongoing archaeological excavations, you have to take a long slope to see the magnificent walls of the castle and the magnificent view of the Yoros Castle.

11th. Anatolian Fortress

The Anatolian Fortress, which was built for the control of the entrance to the Bosphorus during the period of Yıldırım Beyazıt and for the protection of Göksu Valley, has been hosting the most beautiful views of the Anatolian Side facing the Black Sea since 1395.

Today, Anadolu Hisarı is one of the most peaceful places in Istanbul with its fishing boats, cafes and restaurants.

12. The Dungeons of Yedikule

Edik Yedikule is worse than the seven dungeon dungeons… ya says Yeni Türkü, the Yedikule Dungeons, which were once the last stop of all thugs in Istanbul.

In fact, the building was built to accommodate the visiting kings during the Byzantine period and was transformed into a military garrison with 3 towers and walls that were added during the reign of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror.

Today Turkey and Istanbul, which is one of the largest open-air museum Fortress Museum, historic sites in Istanbul Fatih has an important place in the list of attractions.

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