The Most Beautiful Places on the European and Asian Sides of Istanbul
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This is a comprehensive article with the most beautiful places on the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, which is of primary interest to tourists. Istanbul is one of the largest tourist cities in Turkey, with many historical spots, tourist places, and beautiful nature, a destination for tourists worldwide.
The Most Beautiful Places in Istanbul
Sultanahmet District in Istanbul
Sultanahmet is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, an archaeological and tourist area, with many mosques, churches, restaurants, gardens and museums. Here are some of the most popular tourist places in the Sultanahmet region:
- Sultan Ahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque)
- Topkapi Palace
- The Egyptian Market
- Gulhane Park: 2 million people visit it daily
Sultanahmet represents the historical and tourist face of Istanbul, where many ancient historical and cultural treasures gather. We recommend that you visit it as it will take up much space from your tourism program and it will not be enough for a day to see all its landmarks.
Ortakoy – The Best Place in Istanbul
Ortakoy region, or once nicknamed the sultans' resort, is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. It is located in Besiktas with direct views of the Bosphorus. Among the most famous attractions in the Ortakoy region are the wooden-roofed Ciragan Palace and the Ortakoy Mosque on the Bosphorus. It is known for its beautiful decorations and construction. Besides, there are large commercial markets offering antiques and souvenirs, restaurants and cafés serving delicious cuisine.
The Bosphorus in Istanbul
The Bosphorus Bridge is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, located above the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea by the Sea of Marmara.
The bridge is 1,510 metres long, 39 metres wide, and 65 metres above sea level, carried by 165 metres of metal and concrete columns, each column 10 metres from the other.
The Maiden's Tower in Istanbul – The Most Beautiful Places
The Maiden's Tower, known in Turkish as "Kiz Kulesi", is one of the most beautiful sights in Istanbul. Located on an artificial island, about 200 metres off the coast of the Uskudar region, the tower is located in the Bosphorus, making it a harmonious and beautiful painting.
The Maiden's Tower in Istanbul has a long history dating back to the Greek era, and many interesting stories and legends are told about it. Approximately 23 metres high, it consists of 6 floors separated by narrow circular staircases. You can get to the tower by sea boats.
The Princess Islands in Istanbul
The Princess Islands is one of Istanbul's most beautiful tourist destinations, a collection of islands on the Sea of Marmara, including four major islands and five smaller islands, dating back to the Byzantine period and later to Ottoman rule.
Located in the Sea of Marmara, Princess Island has beautiful landscapes, an area of approximately 15 km. The Grand Island is the largest, about 5.4 km², with two hills, one overlooking the north side and the other overlooking the island's southern side.
The Princess Islands trip is the most beautiful trip to Istanbul for leisure and tranquillity, and the distance from Istanbul to the island is about an hour and a half.
The Princess Islands Names
- Sedef Adasi
- Tavsan Adasi
Istanbul Aquarium– Florya
Istanbul Aquarium tops the list of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, located in Florya within the Bakirkoy region near the sea coast. With its large area, it is one of the largest water parks in Turkey and the Middle East. It contains many species of fish and marine creatures, such as sharks, octopuses, and dolphins. Visitors to the aquarium can enjoy fish and dolphin shows through the stunning waterways of the aquarium.
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