Poems and songs written in the name of the metropolis, where the life could not survive; Istanbul…

Istanbul is home to countless cultures in its hundreds of thousands of years of history. Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of historical structures, the Bosphorus with breathtaking views, entertainment streets that never turn off the lights and always open the seagulls of Istanbul, every traveler must see, discover and live a route.

As one of the main streets in Istanbul closed to traffic, Istiklal Street, coffee shops, Terkos Passage, cheap shopping alternatives like Beyoglu Business Center, art galleries in Egypt Apartment, modern art centers such as Salt and Arter; Asmalı Mescit is one of the first places to visit in Istanbul with its entertainment centers such as the Fish Market.

In the Çukurcuma area, which is known for its antique and design shops that extend to Cihangir in parallel to İstiklal Street, you can find many new furniture, objects, record shops on the side streets, and you may lose yourself in the streets. Then you can breathe in the Museum Botanical & Coffee. If you want to see a life belonging to the city, belonging to the city, you should throw yourself away from Galip Dede Street and the streets of Galata. We also recommend you to have a lunch at the Trust Restaurant overlooking Galata Tower.

If you are looking for a pleasant route to walk on the continent, you can tour Kuruçeşme-Tarabya, sit in Bebek Kahve and have a cup of tea.

On the Anatolian side, you can choose Caddebostan coast where you can find people on the weekends, picnicking, swimming, cycling and skateboarding. There are some places to breathe in Istanbul, which is not very rich since the park and garden. Goztepe, Fenerbahce, Macka, Emirgan, Yildurt or Yoghurtcu parks and Belgrad Forest can be an example of green areas.

Dolmabahçe Palace

This imposing building in 1843, the baroque style, was used by the sultans, especially in the summer months. There are baths, gardens of Asian origin, 141 carpets and a clock tower at the entrance. The most important event in the palace used by Atatürk during his visits to Istanbul was the death of Atatürk on 10 November 1938. Other days except Mondays and Thursdays are open between 09.00-16.00.

Topkapi palace

The building, which was started to be built in 1465, was used as the headquarters of the state for 400 years of the 600-year history of the Ottoman Empire. On October 9, 1924, the Museum can be visited at the Topkapı Palace, Kubbealtı, Arz Chamber, Mecidiye Mansion, Hekimbaşı Room, Mustafa Paşa Mansion and Bağdat Pavilion. Open every day from 09.00 to 17.00 except on Tuesdays.

Hagia Sophia Museum

A.D. It was a basilica patriarchal cathedral built between 532 and 537 in the old city center of Istanbul. It was converted into a mosque by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 when the Turks were taken by Istanbul. It was also used as a Catholic Church during the Latin Empire. This cosmopolitan building, which is used as a museum today, carries the traces of every period it lives. It can be visited between 09.00-19.00 hours except Mondays.

Another beautiful walking route from the coast of Kadikoy is the Fashion Cape. You can catch the tea time to relax in Moda Deniz Kulübü.

If you would like to visit the magnificent palaces and museums from the past to the present, we recommend you to buy a museum card which will allow you to enter anywhere from

Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern is the largest indoor cistern in Istanbul. This fantastic building made in concerts and dance performances is quite impressive. Open every day from 09.00 to 17.30.

Sultan Ahmet Mosque

It was built by Sultan Ahmet I, between 1609-1616, by architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga. The interior of the mosque is decorated with more than 200 colored glass and is decorated with more than 20.000 Iznik tiles.

Galata tower

The Galata Tower, one of the oldest towers in the world, was built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius in 528 as a lighthouse tower. IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi in the period of Murat, Okmeydanı'da winds and then the flight drills, after making the eagle wings of wood from the back of the wing in 1638 from the Galata Tower Üsküdar-Doğancılar'a flew. The tower is 69,90 meters and weighs 10,000 tons.

Chora Church

Kariye mosaics and frescoes are the most beautiful examples of the last period of Byzantine art. There are scenes about the life of Jesus in the outer narthex and the life of Mary in the inner narthex. It is compulsory to taste Ottoman dishes in the garden of Asithane after leaving Kariye.

Istanbul Modern Museum

İstanbul Modern Coffee, which exhibits Turkish modern paintings and art in Tophane, is an art temple with its cinema, cinema and library.

Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Line collections; You can see the collections of big names such as Rembrant, Abidin Dino and Picasso from around the world in temporary exhibitions.

Maiden's Tower

According to legend, the king built this tower to protect his daughter, although it did not prevent his death. Nowadays, it is home to a bar and restaurant and it also hosts fashion shows.

Pierre Loti

The famous poet Pierre Loti spent most of his day here, and this coffee and hill located on the edge of Eyüp was named Pierre Loti.

15 July Martyrs and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges

Linking Asia and Europe July 15 Martyrs Bridge on February 20, he began performing in 1970 on 30 October 1973 at 12.00, the establishment of the Republic of Turkey was opened in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the State. The length is 1,560 meters. It must be closed to human traffic, to pass by car, or to have OGS (Car Pass System Board) or KGS (Pass through card). The second bridge, which was completed on July 3, 1988 due to inadequate Şehitler Bridge, was named after the Sultan Mehmet Bridge.

Istanbul Aquarium

In the aquarium with 64 tanks each having a volume of 6 thousand 800 cubic meters of water, 1500 species, a total of 15 thousand marine and land-dwelling animals, live in the closest conditions to their natural environment.

Grand Bazaar – Spice Bazaar

The Covered Bazaar has been accepted as the first shopping center for many years due to the purchase of the Ottoman Empire. Inside, there are many traditional products such as leather, carpet, silver, kerchief, copper. If you leave the Grand Bazaar and continue down the road of Mahmutbey, you will reach the Spice Bazaar, which sells spices and nuts.

People waiting on the coast

If you can spend some time on the islands, which are known as Princess Islands to Istanbul, one and a half by ferry and 45 minutes by sea bus, you can stroll through horse carts, enjoy nature and silence, and wander among the odors of buggies you rent.

We are sure you will enjoy the tours around the island with horse carriages in Büyük Ada. Aya Yorgi hill to the top of the hill after looking for a wish to eat in the landscape is a must. If you want to sunbathe or even swim in the summer, you should choose Ayazma Beach and Water Sports Club.

Spend one night on Heybeli Ada at Merit Halki Palace (Tel: 0216 351 00 25), visit Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar and İsmet İnönü's converted houses, go to Çam Limanı to soak up the scents of the pine tree and be sure to see Mavi Restaurant (Tel: 0216 351 9 01 28) with olive oil.

There are two musts of Burgaz Island. Be sure to visit Kalpazankaya or Baraba Yani. Of course, the famous writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık'ın not be able to stop by the house converted into a museum. Kınalıada'nın 60-year-old restaurant in Mimoza (Tel: 0216 381 52 67) leaf liver and Armenian pilakis must be ordered.

To understand Istanbul better ’

To understand Istanbul better, you should watch some movies and listen to some music ’

Fatih Akın's Crossing The Bridge, the voices of İstanbul and Beyoğlu ...

Sezen Aksu is a songwriter who is integrated with Istanbul ...

Murathan Mungan, Orhan Pamuk, Elif Şafak, Orhan Veli, Cemal Süreya, Edip Cansever should be aong the top Turkish writers to discover.

Babazula, Büyük Ev Ablukada, Can Bonomo, 123, Istanbul's contemporary poets ...

Abidin Dino, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Fikret Mualla, Ömer Uluç paintings have the colors, sounds and emotion of İstanbul.

Neighbors of Istanbul

We can't finish writing İstanbul neighborhoods, but we wanted to summarize the main and most interesting routes of the city.

If you intend to see Old Istanbul, you will direct your tour starting from Balat to the direction of Beyazıt, Sultanahmet, Cankurtaran, Haliç.

In fact, you must breathe the Bosphorus air along the Kuruçeşme-Arnavutköy-Bebek line, which is a residence

You don't have much of a road from Yesilkoy, but if you know what flavors are in the fishers along the coast, especially in Eleos.

Those who are tired of the shopping session in Nişantaşı may want to look at the regions where Armenians lived in Kurtuluş, to see wholesalers in Osmanbey, and to look at the organic market established in Feriköy in the early hours.

Did your feet take you to the Besiktas Bazaar? After chatting with tradesmen, you should have breakfast at Pando, and if you are in the evening, you should have a feast on the fishermen in the surrounding area.

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