Things to do in İstanbul

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I live in the most beautiful city in the world … Originally, Inglis, although İstanbul University Faculty of law come to read I fell in love at first sight, I haven’t back kent, İstanbul. In darkness from time to time, like when we stayed, our losses, we are grappling with the traffic jam we mess, but Muhammad is a city that handles the human blood that cannot be. I’m in love with İstanbul’s colors. Nice & lovely, embracing people of each color.

The most populated city of İstanbul, continental ül are established between (located on the continent of Europe ‘ European side ‘; Located on the continent of Asia is part of the ‘ Asian side called ‘) and on the seven hills of Lisbon, Rome
. The world’s oldest cities and due to strategic location, one of the most important cities.
Byzantion, Nova Roma, Constantinople, after various names such as Kostaniniye İstambol, eventually took the name of İstanbul today. For centuries the capital of the city-turning gustatory pleasures, with the conquest of İstanbul in 1453 the Ottoman domination until moving to Ankara, the capital, and the past (13 October 1923) became the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Turkey is the center of economic life in İstanbul, at the same time, the country’s largest industrial and trade zone. Banking and finance is quite advanced. Bridges; motorways; enormous transportation network; hospitals; universities; television channels and newspapers are general centres, located in the city of factories and ÎMKB; nationwide, evaluated the share of exports and imports; a large fraction of the tourists to the country, given the city’s Zentropa during the country’s constitute the backbone.
Istanbul, fortifications, palaces, mansions, squares, parks, mosques, museums, shopping malls and bustling night life professionals with a focus of interest of local and foreign tourists.
Must-see places
Historical peninsula; Sultanahmet Square the Hippodrome and the surrounding area; Ottoman
Sultan, Ahmed I, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, built at the historical peninsula by the (blue tiles, among Europeans is known as the Blue Mosque-Blue Mosque);
Egyptian obelisk brought from Egypt; Byzantine Emperor Justinian built the Hagia Sophia between 532-537 by the (now serves as a Museum); Basilica Cistern; Binbirdirek Cistern; Cemberlitas Constantine Column; Topkapi Palace; Kariye Museum; Suleyman made by Mimar Sinan in the name of the Süleymaniye Mosque; Nuruosmaniye Mosque; Arasta Bazaar; Grand Bazaar; in 1597 the construction of the new mosque found the year 1665 opening worship is completed; One of the oldest Bazaar of Istanbul, Egypt, famous for its Bazaar six-door and transfer; Suleiman the magnificent’s daughter Mihrimah Sültan’s wife, built by Mimar Sinan for Rüstem Paşa (1561)
Rüstem Paşa Mosque; “river mouth”, which means “Golden Horn; Combining the two banks of the Golden Horn Galata Bridge; Banks Street Banker Street resulting Camondo Merdi Edwards; Built by the Genoese Galata Tower fans to maiden’s Tower; a bohemian life until the late 1920s, the terrace of the elegant invitation and Muhsin Bey, interested in films such as Bandits, which originally housed Doğan; color color, semi-detached houses famous for Fener-Balat region; Fener Greek Patriarchate; Fatih Mosque; Şehzade Mosque; The First Of The Month, Church; Cağaloğlu Public Bath; Çemberlitaş Hamamı; Gülhane Park; The Yedikule Zi; M. Abid Sara; Feshane; the name of the field from the French writer Pierre Loti and Turkish-friendly nowadays operated as Pierre Loti Hill tea garden; Eminönü, Sirkeci and Karaköy; nostalgic tram, historic structures, beautiful arcades and custard with the famous İstiklal Street and Beyoğlu; Big Ditch located in and is the main synagogue of Neve Shalom synagogue Jewish Turkey; Çiçek Pasajı; Mirrored Arcade; Han, also known as the gate the gate or Consultant in the Ottoman Greek origin citizens 1871 Hazzopulo Hazzopulo Pasajı and passage located made by Madame Katya Hatter shop; Taksim Square; opened in a ceremony in 1928 Taksim Cumhuriyet Monument; French Street; Orient Express (Orient Express) was commissioned in 1895 to stay for passengers of Pera Palace opened; Built by Sultan Abdülmecid (1843-1856), first of the sultans, the founder of the Republic of Turkey after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in İstanbul during the hosts, also has bid farewell to Dolmabahçe Palace where Ataturk’s life; and in front of the clock tower; Beşiktaş tomb of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha; The Fish Market; One of the most impressive examples of the Ottoman Sinan Pasha Mosque; Yıldız Park and Pavilion; Crypto; Built by Sultan Abdülmecid and Besiktas is one of the most peaceful corner Ihlamur Pavilion; Ciragan Palace; baked potato paradise located in Ortaköy, Ortaköy mosque, Ortaköy Mosque, also known as and; Rumeli Castle; Emirgan; Is tinye; Abu Dhabi; the city’s pupil baby and beach; Baby Park; Once frequented by artists, directors of the permanent Baby Coffee; International Park; Bosphorus Bridge; Decorates the Bosphorus yalı; Galatasaray Island; Located on the shores of the Bosphorus of Istanbul Kuleli military high school; the subject of legend, cute, handsome, beautiful, lost to hearts of The Galata Tower, the maiden’s Tower; Kanuni Sultan Süleyman and Roxelana’s daughters made by Mimar Sinan for Mihrimah Sultan (1548) and located in Üsküdar, Mihrimah Sultan mosque; the pine, which is considered sacred and clean air and the famous Camlica Hill.
Ciragan Palace and Jesse are Home many in İstanbul such as the creator of the building made by the architect Sarkis bachhar Baraka Palace; Historic Fashion Pier; Garrison is located on Falls in the Pavilion; Haydarpasa Train Station; Bağdat Caddesi; Anadolu Kavagi; Anadolu Hisari; Hidiv Pavillion; Mihrabat Woods; in 1996 the Museum-Palace opened as Kucuksu Pavilion; Belgrad Forest; Home of the famous poet Tevfik Fikret Asiyan Museum (Aşiyan, Persian meaning “socket”); Sunay Akın, founded by the İstanbul Toy Museum; Gülhane Park Osman Hamdi Bey ascent towards Topkapi from the demon king and found in the archaeological museum, the Ancient Orient Museum and enameled kiosk Museum hosts the İstanbul archaeological museums; Orhan Pamuk’s novel of the same name created and located in the Museum of innocence, where things belong in heroes; Turkey is the largest in the Maritime Museum, known as the country’s first military museum and collection work of Besiktas Maritime Museum that hosts more than 20,000; old cars, steam cars, trams and TCG Uluçalireis Submarine on display of the Rahmi KOC Museum; Turkey’s first modern art museum, known as the İstanbul Modern; The most popular and largest island of the Princes ‘ Islands, Büyükada, famous for its historic structures and the Phaeton and help throughout the duration of family in exile and with Leon Trotsky’s life on the island on its home, and the main places must be visited.
1.Hagia Sophia Museum

532-537, Byzantine Emperor Justinian by İstanbul’s old city centre, built structure, 916 years as Church; from the conquest of İstanbul in 1453, and the translation is after the mosque by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, until 1930, was used as a mosque full 482 years. It’s the longest in the world, one of the places used for worship. in the 16th century, and extensive repair work by Mimar Sinan mosques with minarets added support walls. 1847-1849, is between the brothers consolidated various restoration work. Ataturk’s behest since February 1, 1935 Hagia Sophia, serves as a museum.
Hagia Sophia, the oldest in the world and is known as one of the fastest-built Cathedral. Aya, Holy; Sofia is the wisdom/wisdom meaning. The name of the structure, thus described as ‘ Holy wisdom ‘.
Gilded mosaics; elegant marble blocks; embroidery; the fresco; Loge; 55.60-meter-high dome; the Empress Lodge (East during the Roman Empire, followed by the religious ceremonies of Empress place;); The Emperor’s Gate; Fountain and wishing to have drawn a circle with your thumb into the hand, popularly known as the weeping Sweated Straight Column, some of the most interesting section of the Museum.
Today, thousands of İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia, the most visited and photographed a tourist place. Tour of “night at the Museum” concept here is specially organized by night tours, recently attracts a lot of domestic tourists.
2.Basilica Cistern

6. century, built by the Emperor Justinian
Underground Cistern, at that time because of the size of
as the Palace. Cisterns, 143 meters long and
It covers an area of magnificent 9,800 m2 image
always the center of attention of local and foreign tourists.
The Basilica, each of 9 meters high is 336
pieces of marble column. Cisterns, concerts and
interested in hosting a variety of events.
3.Grand Bazaar

Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most important icon venue, the Grand Bazaar (Grand Bazaar).
Compared with their counterparts, the old market, the largest in the world, the magnificent doors;
Han; brilliant streets and nearly 4,000 units in İstanbul with the most lively shop
one of my favorite place. You know, a hundred times, a thousand times could be claimed that if I navigate.
commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1461, the Medina, year of establishment, that date has been accepted. in the 16th century, the Sandal Bedesten. Aktarları, antique dealers, jewellers, bakırcıları, carpet, leather shop, silver, fabric shop and cute cafes attracts millions of tourists each year with its own Grand Bazaar, but also one of the most visited place in the world after visiting the Mall, and also to all students ‘ life I suggest you stop by the Sahaflar passes.
4.Topkapi Palace

The first Museum of the Republic
in the years since its construction in 1460 and the Palace, which was completed in 1478 year 700,000 sqm built on a field. the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire, 400 years ago. mid-19th century, moved to the Palace of the dynasty, although abandoned in its entirety, it’s always important to the Empire. After the proclamation of the Republic, on April 3, 1924, in house, converted into a museum. Today, the world’s largest and is considered one of the Palace-Museum and 400,000 sqm continues to serve on an area. Strait also outstanding views embracing the admirable.
For those who want to visit the Museum is closed on Tuesdays. Located in the courtyard I, Hagia Eirene Museum, 09:00-17:00 p.m. open to the public. Harem Section, always one of my most intriguing place in the Palace. Except for the entry of visitors wishing to free, you need to make an additional payment for this section.
The largest of the Palace Courtyard i. Quad (square), the sultans time use round-trip travel time witnessed a magnificent parade of courtyard. built in the 4th century Hagia Eirene Church, a Basilica with three naves, must-see for conversion into a mosque, making all the difference. I connect the other remarkable places in the courtyard, both built by Fatih Sultan Mehmed Babüsselam (1468) and were revealed on-t Hümayün (1478-one of the three ceremonial gate of the Palace).
During World War II. The most important place in the courtyard (Divan square), Affairs of State discussed Dome (Divan-ı Hümayun) and followed by the Sultan’s meetings, referred to as the eye
window. During World War II. Located in the courtyard of the Palace kitchens and passage of the third courtyard also should include the Babüssaade which means Saadet Gate be sure.
III. Quad (Enderun Courtyard), Supply Room; the Prophet’s beard (beard-ı Sheriff, footprint and seal, including the hirka-I Saadet Agency; Fatih Pavilion; Iwan looking terrace; The Topkapi Dagger and dagger with a gold treasure exhibited in his apartment 86 Carat Diamond of a Spoonbill.
Revan Kiosk, Baghdad Mansion and Moonlight (İftariye’s Bower) with known as the most peaceful corner of the Palace, and IV. After visiting the yard, sitting in the cafeteria to rest, enjoy her throat by drinking something.
The Topkapi Palace is a place of wonder, no doubt the Harem. The Sultan in a harem, the Governor sultan, Hague and concubines lived. Passion and intrigue in the corridors of a short journey back to the past as we move you can do except the network castrated male Harem, were forbidden to enter. Karaağalar in the courtyard of the eunuchs of this ward. III. Murad Has Odası must-see. The magnificent Hall of the Palace, the Sultan’s concubines who sit on a throne canopy raks watched Imperial Sofası.
5.Ciragan Palace

in 1863, a desire of Sultan Abdülaziz, since its construction in Ciragan Palace, nowadays serves as a luxury hotel.
I used to know as “Naseem Gardens”-nen, founded in 1719 under the name of festivals ‘ Festival ‘, is organized in Çırağan. Persian, meaning “light” çırağan, the Festival named after the region of de.
6.Galata Tower
See the city’s seven hills, seven hills
reduce your way to Galata Tower. The first tower, Byzantine Emperor Justinian period (528); 66.90 meters high, today’s
the tower was built by the Genoese in 1348, and Jesus as the Tower
the named. A term used as a prison and the Lantern. 1638 Hezarfen
Ahmet Çelebi, own yaptığa with wings that
from the Tower has managed to fly up to Üsküdar. in 1973, the Tagah’s
15-year-old son blind your eyes to life by jumping from the tower. The Poet Galata Tower
the poem, written in the aftermath of this painful event. Tower,
Today, tourist attractions and a popular place.
7.Maiden’s Tower

Salacak, Üsküdar’s icon and counted the maiden Tower, became legendary, legendary beauty.
The most common legend, he was going to die as a result of a young Princess originated said snakebite myth. She was raised by her father, the tower closed to avoid snakes pretty Princess, cannot escape your destiny and a snake into a basket of food sent to the tower by Sebastian to death.
Hero and Leandros’s story
She is one of the most famous story of the leaning tower, Roman poet Ovidius Hero and Leandros love story. The story begins as follows:
Hero is one of the nuns that is connected to the Afrodite. It is forbidden to be in love and get married. One day, the awakening of nature at one of the encounters with Leandros celebration. They fell in love. Bans chew, discussed in the Tower every night. The fire burned in the hero’s every night Tower, Leandros is a call for and guiding.
John hit overnight, Hero’s fire goes out.
The dark water for hours, Leandros,
the water at the end. Losing your love
Hero also leaves the waters of the Bosphorus itself.
Back in mind, the following words:
I’m going to swim.
Pretty girl, for the sake of your love,
I will come to you.
Leoni Legend
In the Ottoman period, Paige’s love on and escape from Üsküdar.
According to the legend, Baker, along with the Tower comes up and the soldiers in the Tower fell in love with the treasures, and kidnaps his daughter listen to the Üsküdar. He then jumped on his horse is separated from Üsküdar. Popularly used continuous form “Horse field, Üsküdar passed”, here.
8.Istiklal Street

Istiklal Avenue, Taksim Square, and extending between the tunnel; It’s always crowded, always an enthusiastic Street. Once upon a time in the Levantine and of Cad-I Kebir so Big Cad known as in, today young people flooded, Pera received, the smell of doughnuts, custard with tramway Khan, Arcade, and historic structures is one of the city’s nicest streets.
Here is the place for all kinds of rock songs from the bar you can find home. Variety and interesting hair fashion models-goers also impossible not to be fascinated. Difference of living in the city, exhibits and all kinds of color so beautiful so successfully within a place that can hold 100% bio-diesel.
9.Rumeli Castle

built by Sultan Mehmet the conqueror in 1452 Rumeli Hisari, in order to prevent attacks that may come and made in preparation for the conquest of İstanbul.
Hisar, subsequently named in the province where it is located. Rumeli and Anadolu Hisari directly opposite.
Today, these twin structures, are the most remarkable points of İstanbul
10.Star Park

Besiktas also known as Yıldız Park and Yıldız located Adjacent from the hustle and bustle of the city, an ideal place to get away for a little while.
Ibrahim Selim’s mother Alison was commissioned to Valide Sultan II. Abdul Hamid of the Ottoman Empire in the period to the main Palace, the Yıldız Palace; the Palace, which is part of the French chalet (Mountain House) from the word domain name Şale; Star Park in 1871 and built as “Cedar Lodge”, today a restaurant, which serves as the Malta Pavilion Tent Pavilion, with must-see places.
Did you know them?
-Origin of the word is Greek in İstanbul; means “into the city”, Serdar-ı Ekrem’s famous Doğan’s name, Kazim Tashkent under an avalanche in Switzerland in 1939 Born son who died had taken from Tashkent; at the same time, the apartment building was the first building with lift,
-The construction of the Bosphorus Bridge, which was completed in 1973; throughout his life, always proud of my grandfather, who was one of the civil engineering, the bridge-İstanbul European capital of culture in 2010 has been selected,
-Fork because the appearance of Horn’s things at andırmasından, Western sources is remembered as the “Golden Horn” Estuary,
-Mirrored Passages in Beyoglu’s name, when first built, the people placed into the shop mirrors,
The name of Belgrad Forest, established in Belgrade when Suleiman came from the village,
-The name of the Baby, II. John is in charge of ensuring peace in the era of Baby Çelebiden,
-The land of empty time Etiler onto Etiler building society’s
with the introduction of the residential neighborhood of this cooperative attempted referred to is the,
-During the period of the Ottomans, Baghdad street to Baghdad from Üsküdar uses this name due to the caravans,
-The name, in memory of his son Suleiman the magnificent built the mosque, Cihangir
-Where the customs in Ottoman times is confident of the region was given the name of Eminönü,
The Genoese Galata’s name comes from calata, meaning stairs in the future
expelled; I think it is an appropriate name to describe the routes, ladder
-Each of the seven hills of İstanbul there was a mosque,
A cholera epidemic in İstanbul-(1830), the maiden Tower as a quarantine hospital
operates; Ataturk in 1938 lying sick in the Palace, Queen
Tower of fog whistle in itself disturbing to Yeşilköy moved to,
-the size of the great İstanbul earthquake of 1509 in among the people due to
Little is remembered as the Apocalypse; in this earthquake completely House around 1,000
destroyed and 13,000 people were killed,
-Judas, adorning the İstanbul in May has been flowers; According to Christian belief to Jesus who betrayed Judas hung himself from a tree, and according to legend, the embarrassment of the white flowers of the tree back to red,
Regarded as the symbol of the Netherlands for the first time, of the country of tulips, onions went from istanbul,
Istanbul’s only has as a city with a population of 14 million, is more crowded than many countries in the world; This is the largest portion of the population, respectively, were able to create what they wanted and what they wanted the army Kastamonu, Sivas,
-Once the Beyazıt square is lined with trees and the mulberry tree is believed to be the fruits of healing; people constantly occur in Adams. as the source of healing is the displayed Beyazıt mosque near the square,
-The city’s largest wooden building, is the Monastery of Buyukada Greek Orphanage Hill,
-Once upon a time, living in İstanbul when the spring bounce pieces of afield; This is referred to as “course-spring ‘,
-In the old days Beyoğlu, it is up to the British from the Naum Theatre Palace area, referred to as “Jardin des Fleurs”; big wreck in Beyoğlu in 1870 at the Naum Theatre Fire
along with the entire burned area …
Istanbul At Night
Kabareleri ‘, shows; taverns; located on the shores of the sea and Moonlight up the branch, the sequence that allows small restaurants yakamoz; The Çiçek Pasajı performers; Kumkapı ‘s meyhane; reeks of folk houses preferred to live in Anatolia; Hotels in Taksim, etiler and Chapter venues; the skilled hands of master chef’s elegant restaurant; Wineries in Beyoglu (Viktor Levi, Board, Hazzo Pulo…); shabby baskets; Ortaköy-Baby in nightclubs; music meets dance club until the early morning light; the heart of the city’s many Street makes live music bars adorning; constantly twinkling city lights and noisy crowded streets and İstanbul at night, always live, always moving!..
Not Necessarily The Taste …
Jewish, Greek, Armenian cuisine inspired by the Ottoman Palace cuisine and has created its own unique Cuisine with great flavors, quite a rich variety of delicious dishes. In the city, you have to taste delicacies that are specific to the region. Teaches Kumpir Ortakoy, Meatball, famous for its special neat, Çengelköy, Cucumbers, Krushna Delight Blue Wet Burger patties, Beyoğlu, Barak’s trotters, Bayrampaşa, Eminönü Fish Bread and Yoghurt Kanlica, are some of them.

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