Bosphorus Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge

Not the most exciting attraction in Istanbul, but a very unique one that most visitors try to see during their stay. It’s a very long suspension bridge that spans the Bosphorus Strait between the neighborhoods of Ortakoy on one side…

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

For 400 years, the ruling Ottoman sultans lived and ruled in this palace complex. The walled palace is made up of several outdoor courtyards and interior buildings covered in brightly colored mosaic artwork. At one time, more than 4,000 people…

Miniaturk

Miniaturk

Miniaturk is a fabulous way to see all the major sights of the city, all in one afternoon stroll. Of course, they are all scaled down in miniature, but it’s quite a view nonetheless. Over the wide green grounds, there…

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

Of all the grand mosques in Istanbul, the Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest (yes, even larger than the famous Hagia Sophia). Compared to many other Istanbul mosques, the Suleymaniye Mosque is a relative newcomer that was built in the mid…

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

  There are more ancient mosques in Istanbul than you could count, but it’s the Hagia Sophia that stands out as the jewel of Istanbul. It’s no longer an active mosque and operates as a museum, so you don’t have…