Converted into a mosque with the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih in 1543, Hagia Sophia is one of the most valuable historical symbols of Istanbul, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. The Hagia Sophia, which has the title of being the oldest cathedral in the world with its history of about 1,500 years, welcomes those who come to see it from all over the world, in the heart of the historical peninsula with Topkapı Palace on one side and the Blue Mosque on the other. Hagia Sophia, which was recently removed from the museum status and reopened, has been opened free of charge to all Muslims and non-Muslims.
Topkapı Palace, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with its modest but magnificent architecture, has been the state center of the Ottoman Empire and the home of the dynasty for four hundred years. Topkapı Palace Museum, one of the largest palace museums in the world, is one of the most visited museums in our country. Topkapı Palace, where local and foreign tourists flock to it for four seasons, takes its visitors on a time travel in the past 600 years. Do not leave Istanbul without seeing the collection of sacred and precious relics, especially Kaşıkçı Elmas, the parts of the palace that are admired by those who see them with their magical gardens, interior architecture and workmanship.
The Blue Mosque, known to the whole world as the Blue Mosque, stands gracefully as a work of art at the peak of 17th century Ottoman architecture with its 6 minarets, opposite Hagia Sophia. The Sultanahmet Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmet I to Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa, the master architect of the palace and the student of the great master Mimar Sinan, is one of the favorite tourist attractions of the historical peninsula and Istanbul.
The historical Çiçek Pasajı is one of the touristic entertainment venues located on Istiklal Street in Taksim, whose fame has reached the world. A trip to Istanbul would be incomplete without coming to Istanbul without seeing Taksim, without visiting the Çiçek Pasajı and not being caught in that magical atmosphere. You feel like you have entered a completely different land from the crowd of the street, as soon as you pass the threshold of Çiçek Pasajı. And you can't stop looking at the sky because the architecture of the arcade and its roof, which resembles a deep white sky, suddenly fills your eyes. Cite de Pera, with its current name Çiçek Pasajı, is one of the most ornate and must-see examples of Italian architecture in Istanbul.
The first plan that anyone who wants to truly explore and witness the beauty of Istanbul, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which combines Asia and Europe, is to join the Bosphorus tour. Choose one that you like among tours with different concepts and durations and immerse yourself in the fascinating atmosphere of the Bosphorus, which is the subject of songs and poems. You will love how history, architecture and art unfold like elegant paintings in the lap of a magnificent nature. The Bosphorus tour is a list top holiday plan among the activities to be held in Istanbul.
The historical Spice Bazaar is one of the top tourist attractions in Istanbul. Apart from being one of the important stops for local and foreign tourists, it is also one of the traditional and popular addresses for shopping in Istanbul. When you leave the Spice Bazaar, which takes visitors to a colorful world where the scents of spices are mixed together, you will suddenly realize how important and good things are the smells, colors and tastes. Spice Bazaar is a very special place where we meet the smells and tastes of life.