Istanbul is a beautiful place to visit all year round and offers a homogenous mixture of European and Asian cultures and architectural masterpieces that allows you take amazing pictures and will get to learn more about their culture and ancient history that turkey holds in every corner.
1 – The Blue mosque
Also known as Sultanahmet camii was designed and built by Sultan Ahmed who wanted to build a mosque that super passed the beauty and fame of the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Spend some times taking a tour inside for free and take awesome pictures of the beautiful structures and architectural wonders this mosque has to offer.
2 – Topkapi palace museum
In less than 2 hours you will get a crash course in the ottoman history and is considered one of the most visited touristic attractions for history and museum lovers. For admission at just 40 Turkish Liras, your inner explorer will be over the moon.
3- The Grand Bazaar
After visiting the most sought after attractions take a walk to the bazaar, locally known as Kapalicarsi, and score amazing bargains on hand made goods and get awesome memorabilia and souvenirs for all your friends and family.
4 – Taksim Square
Let the inner tourist in you free by roaming around in the square famous for its plenty shops , boutiques and extraordinary cafes and restaurants to grab a bite when you need to recharge while shopping the latest season’s trends and pieces.
5 – Istanbul Modern
If you consider yourself an art connoisseur, don’t miss out the opportunity to check out this museum that specializes in collecting local and international modern art pieces to be put on display. Admission into the museum is 25 Turkish Liras.
6 – Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is Istanbul’s largest surviving Byzantine cistern and one of its most unique historic sites. The ancient archeticture and the way it was preserved will mesmerize you and let your imagination go wild in trying to picture what the place looked like in the olden times. The admission to this beautiful sight is 20 Turkish Liras.