Welcome to Istanbul
Turkey is one of the most beautiful countries that have beautiful and famous cities, turkey gets many benefits and attracts millions of tourists through these cities, The most famous city in Turkey is Istanbul, it is very beautiful and has both heritage with modern aspects which make it the perfect destination for the tourists, and we will talk about the best touristic places in Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya mosque)
Ayasofya mosque represents the beauty of byzantine architecture as it decorates with ottoman decorations to be one of the most famous tourist attraction in Turkey, Ayasofya was a church in the beginning then it turns to mosque through adding four minarets in the ottoman era, then during Ataturk rule it turns to a museum that shows the history of the whole Turkish country.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the blue mosque)
This mosque distinguishes with its high dome and magnificent blue minarets, and this mosque is one of the most important monuments in Istanbul and in Islamic world that was built during the rule of Sultan Ahmed.
Topkapi palace is one of basic references about the history of the great ottoman empire where this place was the headquarters for the empire for 400 years, so every place in the palace tell stories about kings and princes who rule.
The palace contains the precious treasures of ottoman empire, there is special wing contains the diamond of Napoleon, precious jewelry, there is other wing that contains the sword of the prophet Mohamed, and other things like the swords of the Sahabah, and collectibles of the Kaaba like its lock and key which made of pure silver and other holly and precious collectibles.
This palace is located on the European coast of the Bosporus, this palace is a unique architectural masterpiece because it combines between the eastern and western style, and it contains masterpieces and valuable antiques, you will enjoying visiting it.
This mosque is one of the most important mosques that was built in the ottoman period, it is located on the Third Hill in Istanbul, the size of the mosque is huge as it contains graveyard, four schools, hospital, hotel, and four minarets, so this mosque is an architectural masterpiece.
Taksim square is a cultural and vital center of the city, and a major tourist attract where cafes, restaurants, and hotels.
You can get a very interesting voyage in Bosporus by renting a private boat and enjoying watching the most beautiful sights of the city like palaces, castles, and villas.
You can practice rowing for 8 km and enjoying fresh air and nature and watching mosques, palaces, and towers like Galata tower.
Ataturk forest and park contains three glorious lakes and many different plants and trees.
Istanbul Toy Museum
The visiting of this museum is very interesting where it contains more than 1000 toys was collected from all over the world in different periods, there is toy store in the first floor, there is a museum contains all space toys, and this museum presents enjoyment for kids and adults.
You will watch a very stunning view which is European and Asian continents meeting point, it is one of the most unique places where it presents for tourists a very special experience, and also this place contains restaurants and cafes that located on the most beautiful views that allows watching sunset and enjoying special atmospheres.
Istanbul Archaeology Museum
This museum consists of three museums which are Archaeological Museum, Museum of The Ancient Orient, and Museum of Islamic Art, and these museums contains the most precious collectibles.
One of the oldest and the most important market in the world, it contains about 5000 market and a large number of cafes and restaurants, as it contains places for buying souvenirs and Turkish handicrafts.