Places to See in Istanbul
Byzantium, Constantinople, İstanbul: by any name as glorious.
The heart of historical İstanbul is Sultanahmet, the district centred on the Byzantine Hippodrome in the oldest part of the city. The city is best explored on foot, as most sights are within easy walking distance of one another. If the pace does get too much, a çay bahçe (tea garden) is never too far away.
Istanbul is a cultural heaven which amazes you by having contradictions as classical and modern, happy and sad, developed and underdeveloped, cute and ugly at the same time. Istanbul carries the blood of the Mediterranean as well as the atmosphere of Asian and Arabic influences. So, in order to observe all these contradictions and make your own judgement, you need to pick the best itinerary which suits most to your preferences...
|Dolmabahce Palace||Galata Tower||Blue Mosque||Grand Bazaar|
|Hippodrome Square||Basilica Cistern||Hagia Sophia Church||Istiklal Street|
|Topkapi Palace||Mevlevi Monastery||Bosphrous Cruise||Tophane Waterpipe|