Istanbul is a world capital, the only city in the world that combines two continents and a geography that hosts the world’s largest empires. From this world, every culture has left a mark on this colorful city that hosts thousands of different people and cultures. There are many attractions, museums and places to visit that will attract everyone’s attention. We have prepared a city tour plan for you.
Hagia Sophia of Turkey, one of the symbols of history, is based on the Byzantine Constantin days. After the conquest of Istanbul, the first Friday prayer was performed in Hagia Sophia. It was converted into a mosque but is now visited as a museum.
The Basilica Cistern, which was built especially to meet the water needs of the area where palaces are located, is especially famous for its columns and Medusa heads. With its water, lights, columns, and the visual appearance of the people, the Basilica Cistern is open to visitors today as a museum and includes a lot of events.
The Maiden’s Tower, which is one of Istanbul’s most imaginative images, has a unique view of Istanbul. There are many legends and narratives about the Maiden’s Tower. There are Cafe, Bar, and Restaurant in here.
When we look at the Istanbul skyline, Galata Tower, which is one of the first multiplier symbols, has survived to our day as a structure that has witnessed the Genoese, Byzantine and Ottoman past with its perfect view of the historical peninsula and the Bosphorus. Nowadays, it also has a cafe, a bar, and a restaurant.
The Dolmabahce, which has witnessed the past of the two most important states of Anatolia, is the palace where the founder of the republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, stayed during his visits to Istanbul as well as hosting the last rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Today, it is open to visitors as a museum that can be seen from the memories of the Ottoman Empire and the first years of Republic.
Istanbul’s oldest museum, the Istanbul Archaeological Museum are inherited by the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey. It is the continuation of Müze-i Hümayun which is a very important institution which is famous worldwide. The museum, where more than a million ancient monuments and remains are exhibited, is one of the rare structures built as a Museum on Earth with a very modern idea, unlike the old ones.
The Topkapi Palace, which used to be the center of the state for many years, bearing the marks of many secrets and past of the 700-year Ottoman Empire, dominates almost all of Istanbul from Sarayburnu. Today, it is visited as a very large museum where the precious part of the Ottoman Empire and the Sacred Relics of Islam are exhibited.
The final destination is Miniaturk. It consists of exhibiting miniatures of buildings in an open area. Miniatürk will give you a tour of Turkey in a short time. Miniatürk is an open-air museum on the shore of the Golden Horn.