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Here you can find interesting sights in İstanbul, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 51 sights are available in İstanbul, Turkey.List of cities in Turkey Sightseeing Tours in İstanbul
1. Bull StatueBook Ticket*
Bull statue is a bronze statue depicting a bull in Kadkoi district of Istanbul, Turkey. Created in 1864 by the French sculptor Isidore Jules Bonhau, it is often considered a symbol and an important rendezvous of Cadcoy.
2. Ortaköy MosqueBook Ticket*
Ortaköy Mosque or Büyük Mecidiye Camii in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is a mosque situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. It was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid I and its construction was completed around 1854 or 1856.
3. Dolmabahçe PalaceBook Ticket*
Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coast of the Bosporus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and from 1909 to 1922.
4. The Blue MosqueBook Free Tour*
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, also known by its official name, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is an Ottoman-era historical imperial mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A functioning mosque, it also attracts large numbers of tourist visitors. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, the principal mosque of Istanbul until the Blue Mosque's construction and another popular tourist site. The Blue Mosque was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1985 under the name of "Historic Areas of Istanbul".
5. Ciragan PalaceBook Free Tour*
Çırağan Palace, a former Ottoman palace, is now a five-star hotel in the Kempinski Hotels chain. It is located on the European shore of the Bosporus, between Beşiktaş and Ortaköy in Istanbul, Turkey.
6. Gülhane ParkBook Free Tour*
Gülhane Park is a historical urban park in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey; it is adjacent to and on the grounds of the Topkapı Palace. The south entrance of the park sports one of the larger gates of the palace. It is the oldest and one of the most expansive public parks in Istanbul.
7. Topkapı PalaceBook Free Tour*
The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey. From the 1460s to the completion of Dolmabahçe Palace in 1856, it served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire, and was the main residence of its sultans until the 17th century.
8. German FountainBook Free Tour*
The German Fountain is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome, Istanbul, Turkey and across from the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I. It was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898. It was built in Germany, then transported piece by piece and assembled in its current site in 1900. The neo-Byzantine style fountain's octagonal dome has eight marble columns, and dome's interior is covered with golden mosaics.
9. Hagia SophiaBook Free Tour*
Hagia Sophia, officially the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, is a mosque and major cultural and historical site in Istanbul, Turkey. The cathedral was a Greek Orthodox church from 360 AD until the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire in 1453. It served as a mosque until 1935, when it became a museum. In 2020, the site once again became a mosque.
10. Süreyya İlmen Heykeli
Ferik Süreyya Pasha İlmen, Turkish soldiers, politicians and business people. After graduating from the Military Academy, he worked as a staff officer in the General Staff for a long time. He became a general at a young age. After the announcement of the Second Constitutional Monarchy, he made publications on military service. He contributed to the inclusion of aviation in the army. When he was the commander of the division, he left the military service and operated a weaving factory, cinema and opera house in Istanbul. He has signed various sporty and charity projects. In 1927, he was elected as a deputy from Istanbul. In 1930, he ended his active political life. He founded SSK Süreyyapaşa Hospital in Maltepe, Istanbul. He died on February 6, 1955.
11. Nuruosmaniye Mosque
The Nuruosmaniye Mosque is an 18th-century Ottoman mosque located in the Çemberlitaş neighbourhood of Fatih district in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2016 it was inscribed in the Tentative list of World Heritage Sites in Turkey. The dome of the mosque is extremely distinct, and the fourth largest in the city of Istanbul, behind the Hagia Sophia, Süleymaniye Mosque, and Fatih Mosque, respectively. The Nuruosmaniye mosque is part of a larger religious complex, or Külliye, acting as a centre of culture, religion, and education for the neighborhood. The first imperial mosque of Istanbul that integrated both Baroque and neoclassical elements in its construction, Nuruosmaniye Mosque was built in the Ottoman Baroque style.
12. Süreyya Opera
Süreyya Opera House, also called Süreyya Cultural Center, is an opera hall located at Gen. Asım Gündüz Avenue No: 29, in the Bahariye quarter of the Kadıköy district in Istanbul, Turkey. The building was designed by Ottoman Armenian architect Kegham Kavafyan by the order of a Deputy for Istanbul, Süreyya İlmen. It was originally established in 1927 as the first musical theatre on the Anatolian part of Istanbul. However, due to the lack of appropriate facilities and equipment at the theatre, operettas weren't staged until 2007. The venue was rather used as a movie theatre until the building underwent a functional restoration and reopened as an opera house on December 14, 2007.
The Milion was a monument erected in the early 4th century AD in Constantinople. It was the Byzantine zero-mile marker, the starting-place for the measurement of distances for all the roads leading to the cities of the Byzantine Empire. It thus served the same function as the Golden Milestone in Rome's forum. The domed building of the Milion rested on four large arches, and it was expanded and decorated with several statues and paintings. It survived the Fourth Crusade and Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 but had disappeared by the start of the 16th century. During excavations in the 1960s, some partial fragments of it were discovered under houses in the area.
14. Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque
The Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, also called the Yıldız Mosque, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in Yıldız neighbourhood of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey, on the way to Yıldız Palace. The mosque was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II, and constructed between 1884 and 1886. The mosque was built on a rectangular plan and has one minaret. The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Neo-Gothic style and classical Ottoman motifs. A bronze colonnade erected by Abdul Hamid II in Marjeh Square of Damascus, Syria bears a replica statue of the Yıldız Mosque on top.
15. Surp Takavor Armenian Church
Surp Takavor Church is an Armenian church in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul Province, Turkey. The church, which is known to have existed in 1722 under the name of Surp Asdvadzadzin, was later rebuilt and opened in 1814. The church, which was repaired after the earthquake of 1840, was later burned down and rebuilt as masonry in 1855. The church, which opened in 1858, was named Surp Takavor. The church, which was restored in 2006, was opened to worship by the Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul, Mesrob II, and the bell tower was rebuilt in 2007. The church saw its last restoration in 2011.
16. Surp Hovhannes Kilisesi
Surp Hovhannes Church is an Armenian church in Gedikpaşa district of Fatih district of Istanbul Province, Turkey. After the church built in 1849 was destroyed by a fire, the church was built in 1876 and later restored and reopened for worship in 1895. The church, which was restored again in 1950, was repaired again after being affected by a fire in 1972 and was completely restored in 1986 and opened to worship by the Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul, Shenorhk I. Finally, the church was restored in 2006 and opened to worship by Patriarch Mesrob II.
17. Church of St. George
The Patriarchal Cathedral Church of St. George is the principal Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and, as Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire until 1453, and of the Ottoman Empire until 1922. Since about 1600, it has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople whose leader is regarded as the primus inter pares in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and as the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.
18. Osman Ağa Mosque
Osmanağa Mosque or Osman Ağa Mosque, when the Kadı Mehmet Efendi Masjid was destroyed, replaced by 1. It was built by Sultan Ahmet's Babussaade Agha Osman Ağa in 1612. When this mosque was ruined over time, in 1811 2. It was renovated by Sultan Mahmut, but this was burned at the end of the fire in Kadıköy in 1878 and the present mosque was built in the same year. The plane tree in the mosque garden was planted in 1880 by the imam of the mosque, Mehmet Asım Efendi.
19. Column of Constantine
The Column of Constantine is a monumental column built for Roman emperor Constantine the Great to commemorate the dedication of Constantinople on 11 May 330 AD. Built c. 328 AD, it is the oldest Constantinian monument to survive in Istanbul and stood in the centre of the Forum of Constantine. It occupies the second-highest hill of the seven hills of Constantine's Nova Roma, the erstwhile Byzantium, and was midway along the Mese odos, the ancient city's main thoroughfare.
20. Aziz Mahmut Hüda-i Camii
Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque is a historical mosque from the Ottoman Period located in the Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Neighborhood of Üsküdar district of Istanbul. It was built by Asiye Hümaşah Sultan, the grandson of Suleiman the Magnificent, in the name of her third husband, Aziz Mahmud Hudayi. The construction of the mosque started in 1589 and was opened to worship in 1595 after a 6-year construction process. Architecturally, the mosque reflects Ottoman influences.
21. Ahırkapı feneri
The Ahırkapı Feneri, a historical lighthouse still in use, is located at the southern Seraglio Point on the Rumelian coast of Bosporus' south entrance, in Ahırkapı neighborhood of Istanbul's Fatih district, Turkey. It is across from the Kadıköy İnciburnu Feneri, which is on the Anatolian coast of the strait at a distance of 1.5 nmi (2.8 km). A line connecting the two lighthouses marks the southern boundary of the Port of Istanbul.
22. Firuz Ağa Mosque
The Firuz Ağa Mosque is a 15th-century Ottoman mosque in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by Firuz Ağa, the head treasurer of Sultan Beyazıt II. The marble sarcophagus of Firuz Ağa is located in the mosque complex. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city of Istanbul, on the Divanyolu Street, close to other prominent historical landmarks, Sultanahmet Mosque, Aya Sofya and Basilica Cistern.
23. Cistern of Philoxenos
The Cistern of Philoxenos, or Binbirdirek Cistern, is a man-made subterranean reservoir in Istanbul, situated between the Forum of Constantine and the Hippodrome of Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district. It has been restored and is now visited as a tourist attraction. The entrance is located at İmran Öktem Sokak 4. Binbirdirek Cistern is the second largest cistern in Istanbul after the Basilica Cistern.
24. Hagia Triada Greek Orthodox Church
The Hagia Triada is a Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul, Turkey. The building was erected in 1880 and is considered the largest Greek Orthodox shrine in Istanbul today. It is still in use by the Greek community of Istanbul. It has about 150 parishioners. The church is located in the district of Beyoğlu, in the neighborhood of Katip Çelebi, on Meşelik sokak, near Taksim Square.
25. The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence is a museum in a 19th-century house in Istanbul (Çukurcuma) created by novelist Orhan Pamuk as a companion to his novel The Museum of Innocence. The museum and the novel were created in tandem, centred on the stories of two Istanbul families. On 17 May 2014, the museum was announced as the winner of the 2014 European Museum of the Year Award.
26. Dolmabahçe Mosque
The Dolmabahçe Mosque is a baroque waterside mosque in Kabataş in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey, close to the Dolmabahçe Palace. It was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan and designed by the Turkish Armenian architect, Garabet Balyan in 1855. After his mother's death, Sultan Abdülmecid, saw the building work through to completion.
27. Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi
Surp Asdvadzadzin Church is an Armenian church in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey. Built by Hassa architect Garabed Amira Balyan in 1838, the church was renovated in 1987 under Armenian patriarch Shinorhk I, and bust figures of Garabed and Sarkis Balyan were placed in its courtyard in 1993. Artin Dadyan Pasha is buried in a church renovated in 2013.
28. Haseki Hürrem Hammam
The Hagia Sophia Hurrem Sultan Bathhouse, is a sixteenth-century Turkish bath (hamam) in Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by Hurrem Sultan, consort and wife of the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. It was designed by Mimar Sinan on the site of the historical Baths of Zeuxippus for the religious community of the nearby Hagia Sophia.
29. Sultan Ahmed III Fountain
The Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III is a fountain in a Turkish rococo structure in the great square in front of the Imperial Gate of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built under Ottoman sultan Ahmed III in 1728, in the style of the Tulip period. It was a social centre and gathering place during the Ottoman period of Constantinople.
30. Tiled Kiosk
The Tiled Kiosk is a pavilion set within the outer walls of Topkapı Palace and dates from 1472 as shown on the tile inscript above the main entrance. It was built by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II as a pleasure palace or kiosk. It is located in the most outer parts of the palace, next to Gülhane Park. It was also called Glazed Kiosk.
31. Museum Of Ancient Orient
The Museum of the Ancient Orient is a museum in Istanbul, and part of the group of Istanbul Archaeology Museums, located just in front of the main Archaeology Museum building. The building of the museum is in the ancient College of Fine Arts, commissioned by Osman Hamdi Bey in 1883. The museum itself was established in 1935.
32. Selamiçeşme Özgürlük Parkı
Liberty Park is a park in Selam í cesme district, Kad í köy district, Istanbul, Turkey. There are football and basketball courts, tennis courts, hiking cordon, children's playground, adult sports equipment, cycling track, ornamental swimming pool, amphitheater, animal walking area, picnic area and canteen in the park.
33. Defterdar İbrahim Paşa Cami
Defterdar İbrahim Paşa Mosque is a mosque located in Defterdarburnu, between Ortaköy and Kuruçeşme, Istanbul. Defterdar Ibrahim Pasha Mosque was built by Defterdar Ibrahim Pasha in the second half of the 17th century (1661). The mosque is also known as "Defterdarburnu Mosque" and "İhmal Paşa Mosque".
34. Ertuğrul Tekke Mosque
The Ertuğrul Tekke Mosque,, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in Yıldız neighbourhood, Serencebey rise of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey. A late Ottoman period mosque, it is constructed as a külliye consisting of a tekke, guest house, türbe, fountain, and library in addition to the mosque.
35. Ayazma Cami
The Ayazma Mosque is a mosque in the neighbourhood of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey. It stands on a hillside overlooking the Bosphorus. It was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III and built between 1757 and 1761. It is an example of the Ottoman Baroque style that was prevalent in the 18th century.
36. Saint Leon
Surp Andon Church is an Armenian Catholic church in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul Province, Turkey. The church, which was built as a wooden chapel in 1890, was demolished with the edict dated May 14, 1905 and a masonry church was built in its place and opened to worship in 1911.
37. Tuğlacıbaşı Camii
Tuğlacı Mosque is a mosque in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul Province, Turkey. The mosque, which is located on the Upper Feneryolu with masonry walls and wooden roof, was built in 1860 by Hacı Mustafa Efendi, who had brick blends in Kağıthane. Its architect is Vasıf Efendi.
38. Haldun Taner Stage
Kadıköy Haldun Taner Stage is a theatre venue located in Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is owned by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and operated by its City Theatres division. The theatre is named in honor of the Turkish playwright Haldun Taner (1915-1986).
39. Church of the Assumption
Kadıköy French Church or Notre-Dame de L'Assomption Church is a Catholic church in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. The architect of the building, which was completed in 1865, was Giovanni Barberini. The language of worship in the church is French and Turkish.
40. Yoğurçu Park
Yoğurtçu Park is a park in the Moda district of Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is within the borders of Osmanağa Neighborhood and extends from the end of Moda Beach to Kurbağalıdere Bridge in parallel with Kurbağalıdere and Yoğurtçu Park Streets.
41. Sepetçiler Pavilion
The Basketmakers' Kiosk, also known as Sepetçiler Palace, named after the Sepečides Romani (basketmakers), is a former Ottoman pleasure palace located on the southern shore of Golden Horn's mouth at Sarayburnu in the neighborhood of Sirkeci in Istanbul, Turkey.
42. Fenerbahçe Parkı
Fenerbahçe is a park located in Kadıköy. In the park, which constitutes the majority of Fenerbahçe Island, there are picnic areas, cafes and stairs leading to the sea. The park was taken over by Çelik Gülersoy in 1990 and brought to its current form.
43. Ihlamur Pavilion
Ihlamur Palace, is a former imperial Ottoman summer pavilion located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was constructed during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid I (1839-1860). It is under the administration of the Turkish Directorate of National Palaces.
44. Fikret Mualla
Fikret Muallâ Saygı was a 20th-century avant-garde painter of Turkish descent. His work reflects influences from Expressionism and Fauvism, with subject matter focusing on Paris street life, social gatherings such as cafés and circuses.
45. Sultan Mustafa İskele Mosque
The temple, also called İskele Mosque, was built by Mustafa III in 1760. Years later, it was ruined, and in 1858, Abdülmecid had it rebuilt as masonry. Although it is known that there is a Sibyan school next to it, it no longer exists.
46. Hemdat Israel Sinagogu
Hemdat Israel Synagogue is a synagogue founded in 1899 and located in the quarter of Haydarpaşa in Kadıköy, on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey. Visits and participation to prayers are possible after contacting the Chief Rabbinate.
47. Moda Sahnesi
Fashion stage is a stage in Istanbul Fashion District, Turkey. In October 2013, the theatre and troupe of Istanbul Fashion District performed there, transforming the theater formerly known as "Fashion Cinema" into a cultural center.
48. Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
The Church of St. Anthony of Padua, alternatively known as Sant'Antonio di Padova Church or S. Antonio di Padova, is the largest Catholic church in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district.
49. Great Palace Mosaic Museum
The Great Palace Mosaic Museum, is located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey, at Arasta Bazaar. The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
50. Müze Gazhane
Hasanpaşa Gazhanesi (also known as Kurbağalıdere Gazhanesi or Kadıköy Gazhanesi) is a building built in Kadıköy in 1892 for the supply of gas to the Anatolian side of Istanbul and is now used as a cultural center.
51. Tomb of Hayreddin Barbarossa
The Tomb of Hayreddin Barbarossa is final resting place of Ottoman admiral of the fleet Hayreddin Barbarossa whose naval victories secured Ottoman dominance over the Mediterranean during the mid 16th century.
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