The Galata Tower is located on the northern shore of the Golden Horn and towers over Istanbul's Beyoglu district in the Asian part of the metropolis. As early as 507, Emperor Anastatius had a wooden lighthouse built on the site. In 1348, the 67-metre-high tower served as the main bastion of the ...
The Sultan Ahmet Mosque or Blue Mosque is one of the main sights in Istanbul. Tours are available outside of prayer times.
Great palace from the 14th century
Topkapi Palace in Istanbul: Once the seat of the sultans and administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire. Today a museum with precious treasures.
In the past, the Bosphorus was also called the "Strait of Constantinople". The strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. As the Bosphorus gives the countries bordering the Black Sea, such as Russia, Romania and Bulgaria, access to the Mediterranean, it is considered an important waterway. More ...
Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul: The Spice Bazaar is one of the city's tourist attractions, located in the Eminöü district by the Galata Bridge.
Museum in Istanbul with exhibitions on the archaeological heritage of the country.
The Archaeological Museum in Istanbul is one of the most important museums in the city. The museum was founded in 1896 by the painter and archaeologist Osman Hamdi Bey and Sultan Abdülhamid II. The museum is located in the Gülhane Park, within the walls of the Topkapi Palace just ...
Famous lighthouse in the Bosphorus with museum and restaurant
The tower, which in the past served not only as a lighthouse but also as a customs house, a retirement home for naval officers, a quarantine station or an optical telegraph, is now equipped with a restaurant.
Grand Bazaar in Istanbul: A must for every visitor. Haggling is expressly desired. A labyrinth of alleys gives a feeling from 1001 nights.
The Hagia Sofia is an important sacred building with an eventful history. A visit to the museum is a must in Istanbul.
The Cisterna Basilica or Yerebatan Sarnici is located opposite the Hagia Sofia in the historic district of Istanbul-Sultanahmet. Emperor Justinian had the imposing building constructed in the 4th century to supply water to the Great Palace. More than 80,000 cubic metres of water could be stored in an area of 9,800 square ...
You can find a list of all Istanbul attractions here: All attractions and sights in Istanbul