Vacation in Istanbul Turkey
Istanbul province is a peninsula between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea in Marmara Region. Istanbul is so precious province that many poems and many songs has been written by the famous artists. Istanbul the province which has been the center of the world for centuries with its geographical location, history, architecture, and it has the feature of being one of the world capitals. istanbul is the legendary city which connecting Asia and Europe with the Bosphorus Bridge, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the biggest project of recent years called Marmaray. As Napoleon Bonaparte said, " if the world was a country, the capital would be Istanbul " even this expression explains clearly to the geographical and strategic position of Istanbul. Istanbul is the most populous city of Turkey and Europe, and Istanbul has hosted to the great empires and has been the city of religions, tongues, races for many many years.Istanbul the province which is one of the oldest cities in the world has been the capital of the Roman Empire. After the division of the Roman Empire it has been capital of the East Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) and Latin Empire and finally it has been the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1922. In addition, from 1517, when the caliphate passed through the Ottoman Empire, until 1924 when it was abolished, Istanbul became the center of Islam. Istanbul which is one of the World Trade Centers; It makes a great contribution to Turkish industry and economy. Istanbul is one of the leading tourism centers in Turkey with its natural beauties, geographical location, combined with Istanbul hotels and accommodation in its historical places. Most of the foreign tourists whose comes to Turkey enters from Istanbul Province. Here is the list of the place to see in Istanbul.The list will be so long because of the feature of Istanbul Province.
Traveling Places in Istanbul Turkey
Taksim Square: Taksim Square is also heart of İstanbul, is the most known popular,historical and modern city center of Istanbul. When you wish to have a small trip, you can see many hotels and restaurants in or near the square and on Istiklal Street . Istiklal Pedestrian Street has many bars and night clubs.Because of this many kinds this place is busy nearly 24 hours in a day.The small lovely historical red tram divides the Street and adds a different beauty to the Taksim Square.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace which is one of the most fascinating place to see when you visit Istanbul Turkey. This place makes you feel like having an exciting trip in history with its wonderfull architecture and glory in Istanbul. After the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet at 1453, construction of the Topkapi Palace was started to built at 1460 and completed at 1478.Topkapi Palace was very importan place for Ottoman Empire and Sultans.Because, Topkapi Palace, was the administrative, educational and art center of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years since Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror until Sultan Abdulmecid.After the Turkish Republic founded, Topkapi Palace, was transformed into a museum at 3 April 1924. And we can also say that with this date Topkapi Palace has been the first museum of the Republic of Turkey. With its nearly four hundred thousand squaremeters this place is one of the biggest area to see for the guests who comes from all over the World to Istanbul.You can see colorfull gardens and historical squares around the Topkapı Palace.When you want to visit Topkapi Palace, you should start with Main Gate located at the Hagia Soophia side, has four courtyards which has passages among them.
Cafer Aga Madrasa: This Historical Madrasa is a little building which is designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the orders of Cafer Aga, Suleyman the Magnificent’s chief black eunuch.This place was built in 1560 as a shooll, but nowadays it is a place for cultural organisations that teaches traditional Turkish handicrafts. Dear Guests; if you especially want to have a tea break and a lovely breakfast; Cafer Aga Madrasa is a good place for it.This historical place located near to Hagia Sophia Museum and place for visitors. You can also enjoy to line. marbling, jewelary and drawing workshops in a small fee.
Hagia Sophia: Hagia Sophia Museum One of the historical architectural wonders which still remains standing today in Istanbul.with its all beauty and importance, Hagia Sophia has an important place in the art World. One of the best historical place to see for the visitors with its architecture, grandness,size and functionality. It has been built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian 1. But Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, restored it as a mosque and this place hosts now a lot of turists who want to feel history of Hagia Sophia. The Basilica Cistern With rising column of waters, which is rumored to live Basilica Cistern with interesting legend is the most curious among plum places to see.
Basilica Cistern: The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in Istanbul which was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. After the cistern was cleaned and renovated in 1985 by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality it was opened to the public in 1987. It is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions with its raised wooden platforms and magnificient architecture.
Hürrem Bath: It has been made by legendery architecture Mimar Sinan with the order of Hurrem Sultan who is the wife of the Suleyman the Magnificent beetween 1556-1557. We can also call this bath as a Haseki Hurem Sultan Bath. After this building finished , it has been the greatest bath in Istanbul. This bath (Hamam) has populared from serials and visitors interest about this place. Sultan Ahmet Binbirdirek Cistern Cistern, until today's era of Constantine the Great, the most curious tourist's because they are living in historic places. Needs made to meet the city's water, if present in the list of sightseeing necessarily located in a mysterious place. The cistern is located in Sultanahmet, you need to spend time on a weekend.
Gulhane Park: Gulhane Park, was used as one of the Ottoman era Topkapi Palace has a garden. Period, with roses, tulips flowers in this garden with a decked who underwent treatment failure, but once again made today care, has become one of Turkey's largest park. Week or weekend house in flowers, fresh air and stay with nature, if you also want to get away from the city too, drink tea and parking can be a nice alternative for your visit.
Islands Buyukada: Heybeliada, the team as we know it in Buyukada island was known as the Princes' Islands in the past. The reason for the Byzantine Empire crowned during a courtier exiled because it is far from Istanbul to the island, and was obliged to live here. Today, the nostalgic air, the coach is still used due to lack of traffic and weekend getaways have become the first address. Islands, picnic, ride a bike, wanting to taste nostalgia has become a favorite of local and foreign tourists.
Dolmabahche Palace: Dolmabahche Palace, used as an area where the empire of the Ottoman ships anchored Kaptan-i Derya is the later was converted into a unique garden. The period of the Republic is a place where the remains of Ataturk's visit to Istanbul and the breath of life is of paramount importance here because of the blind. It contains a combination of historic fabric of the palace, one of the absolute must see places of local and foreign tourists.
Turkish Bath (Suleymaniye Bath): Mimar Sinan built by Suleiman the Magnificent Suleymaniye Bath Mimar Sinan's "My journeyman's work," he called among the works of the flesh. Today that can be used for tourist purposes of attracting more foreign tourists are among the historical sights to be seen baths.
Rumeli Fortress: Ottoman period covered around the castle during the conquest of Istanbul to take a rope made from Anadolu Fortress. Rumeli Fortress is located between the places indispensable today. Both places among tourists also need to go to see the historic building for breakfast is definitely a weekend of living both in Istanbul.
Anatolian Fortress: Byzantium made in order to prevent aid from the Black Sea is located across from Anatolian Fortress, Rumeli Fortress full. Today, Istanbul Anatolian Fortress reminiscent of a small fishing town situated on the edge of the Strait of quiet, one of the sights of the serene beauty of nature and history.
Yedikule Fortress: Istanbul's oldest open-air museum in one of the Yedikule Dungeons other words Fortress nowadays cultural events, concerts and the date of the preparation of various organizations has become a venue. To participate in the organization of such an architecture is designed to attract local and foreign tourists.
Beylerbeyi Palace: Beylerbeyi Palace in Uskudar district located in the historic venue built by Sultan Abdulaziz. Palace today except Mondays and Thursdays to open its doors to visitors on other days and a lot of guests
Ciragan Palace: Ciragan Palace built by Sultan Abdulaziz as a term position " Besiktas " was also called. Palace has a great splendor and glory, now wedding, prom, has become a place where organizations such as the organization of the party. Such a view architecture, the past been a haunt for a variety of organizations who want to breathe the air, welcomes a lot of local and foreign tourists.
Yildiz Palace: Besiktas, located between Ortakoy and Balmumcu Yıldız Palace is one of the places that witnessed history. Sultan Mehmet II until the Byzantine period based on the historical fabric of the Yıldız Palace is used today as a museum. Abdul Hamid's personal belongings on display and is the focus of attention of tourists. At the same time in Yıldız Palace Theatre is located at the Museum and Performing Arts.
The Grand Bazaar: Is located in the center of Istanbul, is faced with the historical texture and very popular among tourists due to host a lot of space in the shopping to do. During the day it is known even half a million people suffered. In particular, a place they return to their country without foreign tourists Bazaar, every day to meet all your needs are one of the attractions shops. Showcasing almost reminiscent of a city by what people do Bazaar was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror to be purchased.
Egyptian Bazaar: Istanbul is one of the oldest covered market with the transfer of the Egyptian Bazaar, nuts and a famous place by the sale of delicatessen products. Tourist attractions, especially one that is preferred for shopping. In 1600, built by Sultan Turhan space, with the distinction of being open on Sundays is tempting. It is located between the places which must be seen in Istanbul. Coppersmith Bazaar Coppersmith particularly attracted the attention of tourists Bazaar is located in Beyazit district. Boiler, cooker, which displays made from copper sales order items, such as barbecue and outdoor as well as shops surrounds the environment. Faced with intense interest of tourists this where the copper works to be seen in absolute Coppersmith Bazaar, one of the many unknown places.
Tekfur Palace: Tekfur extant Byzantine Empire Palace welcomes visitors in the district today Edirnekapi varying degrees of less. Archaeological studies conducted on behalf of çözmed the mystery of historical events is still continuing. Therefore, one of the interesting and historic buildings worth seeing.
Eyup Sultan Mosque: Today, as a sacred place of worship attributed Eyup Sultan Mosque in the Golden Horn is located in Eyup district. Or from other provinces is a historic mosque they have to see the tourists coming from abroad. Istanbul's Holy Friday, it is seen that the crowd towards the mosque and prayed. To be seen, one of the holy places.
Miniaturk: Is a place where a lot of work exhibited Miniaturk the model. Topkapi Palace, the Mausoleum of Mevlana Tomb here to see a variety of works such as bulk as possible to model and about knowledge. Since 2003, tourists will go first from the moment they step into Istanbul and is located between the places that must be seen.
Khedive Pavilion: The last Khedive of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pasha, Khedive Pavilion, built by an Italian architect carries out the architectural features and period in 1907. Today can be made of various organizations such as weddings; going is a place that can be given a tea break near the visible.
Maiden's Tower: Located in the Istanbul Strait open to Sal is a tower located on a tiny island. With various rumors and myths about the causes that made the Maiden Tower is one of the places to be seen even attempt to understand the mystery. Today, your partner, you can go to your friend, to go for a romantic dinner or a lunch break from routine and date to be seen outside the structure of absolute venue.
Istanbul is located in an easy position in terms of transportation, It is possible to reach Istanbul province by sea,airway and road transportation. There are regular bus services to Istanbul from major cities such as Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Antalya. You can also prefer to sea transportation to Istanbul from Bursa with Budo ferry services from Mudanya Port, Ido Ferry services from Mudanya Burgaz Pier, and Ido Ferry services from Yalova which organized regularly from Bursa for Istanbul Sea Transportation. You can use Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport for your İstanbul Airway transportation. You can get detailed information about the VİP transfers from Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport with “Arsis Vip Transport”,which is our other transfer organisation.