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Famous places in Istanbul (Part 1)

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

22 Place in Istanbul you should visit

Istanbul is a famous city in Turkey and is said to be a bridge between Europe and Asia,

If you are planning your trip to Istanbul, or if you are curious how it looks like there, Just scroll down to see these Most Beautiful Places in Istanbul.


Aya Sophia (Hagia Sophia)

It is known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It is located in the Sultan Ahmet area, nearby Topkapi Palace in Istanbul Turkey.

The Byzantine Emperor Justinian has finished his church for the first time in AD 536.

After the Ottoman armies conquered Constantinople it was converted to a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, then its further conversion into a museum in 1934.

UNESCO listed Aya Sophia as a World Heritage Site.

Opening Hours Summer Visiting Hours: 09:00 - 19:00

Winter Visiting Hours: 09:00- 17:00.

Closed on Mondays.

Entrance Fee: 30.00 Turkish Lira

Aya sophia

Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmet Cami

The Blue Mosque is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul.

It was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Agha between 1609 and 1616 and like many other mosques, it contains the tomb of the founder.

It is called "Blue" because of its interior blue decoration tiles "İznik tiles" which were used more than 20.000 pieces. It is the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets.

Blue Mosque includes madrasa (School), Sultan Resting Mansion, Turkish bath, fountain, hospital.

There are tombs in the mosque for Sultan Ahmet, his wife Kosem, and their sons Murat and Osman.

Opening Hours: Open Every Day, Avoid visiting a Mosque at pray times

Entrance Fee: Free of Charge