Istanbul is a fairy tale. The capital of Turkey has different types of neighborhoods where old and modern come together. You will find culture, delicious food and an authentic atmosphere. Discover the beautiful historical district Sultanahmet, take a boat trip on the Bosphorus or taste the Turkish cuisine at a traditional bazaar. All highlights for you at a glance!
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These sights in Istanbul are definitely worth a visit:
The Sultan Ahmet mosque, internationally known as the blue mosque because of the many blue tiles inside, is the most visited mosque in Istanbul. Fun fact: the outside of the mosque is gray and, although the name suggests otherwise, there are also green and red-brown tiles. The Sultan Ahmet mosque has six minarets and gives a beautiful view from different corners of the city.
Literally translated it means: the "Street of Independence". Istiklal Caddesi is the most famous street of the city: a beautiful pedestrian street of about three kilometers, crossed by old trams.
It's the oldest museum in Turkey and as a museum lover you should not miss this. The museum contains more than a million objects from the Greek and Roman periods.
The Aya Sofia is now 1500 years old, and one of the oldest archaeological museums in the world. It is an impressive mosque from both outside and inside.
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The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in Turkey, with countless spices, jewelry, scarves, handcrafted crockery and so on. Get lost in the narrow passageways while being taken back in time.
Enjoy a typical Turkish pampering treatment in one of the many Turkish bath houses. You will feel reborn afterwards!
The beautiful wide Bosphorus, the river that runs through Istanbul, really gets its charms from the water. Buy a ticket for a tourist boat trip or for a ferry, and enjoy the great view. Especially nice during the sunset. Don't like boat trips? The view from the Bosphorusburg is also fantastic.