19 Sights in Istanbul, Turkey (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Istanbul, 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 19 sights are available in Istanbul, Turkey.

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1. Douglas DC-3 'Dakota'

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Douglas DC-3 'Dakota' Towpilot / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Douglas DC-3 is a propeller-driven airliner, which had a lasting effect on the airline industry in the 1930s to 1940s and World War II. It was developed as a larger, improved 14-bed sleeper version of the Douglas DC-2. It is a low-wing metal monoplane with conventional landing gear, powered by two radial piston engines of 1,000–1,200 hp (750–890 kW). The DC-3 has a cruising speed of 207 mph (333 km/h), a capacity of 21 to 32 passengers or 6,000 lbs (2,700 kg) of cargo, and a range of 1,500 mi (2,400 km), and can operate from short runways.

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2. Yılanlı Sütun

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Yılanlı Sütun Unknown 16th-century German-speaking artist / Public domain

The Serpent Column, also known as the Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod, is an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople in what is now Istanbul, Turkey. It is part of an ancient Greek sacrificial tripod, originally in Delphi and relocated to Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 324. It was built to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea. The serpent heads of the 8-metre (26 ft) high column remained intact until the end of the 17th century.

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3. Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi

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Surp Asdvadzadzin Church is the Armenian Church in Beşiktaş district of Istanbul in Turkey. The church was built in 1838 by the architect of Hassa Garabed Amira Balyan, in 1987, the Armenian Patriarch was renovated during the time of Şınorhk I, and in 1993, the courtyard of Garabed and Sarkis Balyan was placed. Artin Dadyan Pasha was buried in the church which was renewed in 2013.

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4. Aya Triada Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi

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Aya Triada Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi User:Darwinek / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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5. Mihrimah Sultan Camii

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Mihrimah Sultan Camii User:Darwinek / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is a 16th century Ottoman mosque Overlooking the waterfront in the historic center of the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. One of Üsküdar's best-known landmarks, it takes its alternative name from the ferry terminal near which it stands. Before the coast road was built the mosque would have stood right beside the water, accessible by boat.

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6. Rüstem Paşa Camii

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The Rüstem Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located in the Hasırcılar Çarşısı in the Tahtakale neighborhood of the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey, near the Spice Bazaar. Named after Rüstem Pasha, who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Suleiman I, it was designed by the Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan and completed in around 1563.

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7. Taksim Camii

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Taksim Mosque is a mosque complex in Taksim Square, Istanbul. It was designed by two Turkish architects in the Art Deco style, and can hold up to 3,000 worshippers at the same time. Construction began on February 17, 2017 and lasted for four years. The mosque was inaugurated with a Friday prayer attended by the President, Recep Tayyıp Erdoğan, on 28 May 2021.

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8. Çinili Köşk

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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.

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9. Sent Antuan Katolik Kilisesi

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St. Anthony of Padua Church, alternatively known as the Sent Antuan Basillica or Sant'Antonio di Padova Church, S. Antonio di Padova, St. Antoine, or locally as Sent Antuan, is a basilica and the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located at İstiklal Avenue No. 171 in the Beyoğlu district.

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10. Eski Şark Eserleri Müzesi

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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.

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11. Gülhane Parkı

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Gülhane Parkı Gryffindor / Public domain

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.

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12. Sepetçiler Kasrı

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Sepetçiler Kasrı Georges Jansoone JoJan / CC BY 3.0

The Basketmakers' Kiosk, also known as Sepetçiler Palace, named after the Sepetçi Roma (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.

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13. Ihlamur Kasrı

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Ihlamur Kasrı Chapultepec / Public domain

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.

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14. Topkapı Sarayı

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The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey. In the 15th and 16th centuries it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.

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15. Dolmabahçe Sarayı

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Dolmabahçe Sarayı DavidConFran / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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16. III.Ahmet Çeşmesi

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The Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III in Üsküdar is an 18th-century public water fountain built by Ottoman sultan Ahmed III in the Ottoman rococo architecture and situated in the grand square of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

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17. Atatürk Museum, Şişli

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Atatürk Museum is a historic house museum dedicated to the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey. It is located in the district of Şişli, on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.

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18. İstanbul Üniversitesi Rıdvan Çelikel Arkeoloji Müzesi

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Istanbul University Rıdvan Çelikel Archeology Museum is a museum on the Istanbul University Vezneciler Campus and within the Department of Archeology at the Faculty of Letters. It was opened on 1 July 2019.

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19. Çırağan Sarayı

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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.

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