Istanbul: interesting places and sights, routes and travel guides

Stories about the most interesting sights of Istanbul. From the ancient Hagia Sophia to the modern mosques of a huge metropolis

Princes' Islands in Istanbul

The peculiarities of moving around the huge Istanbul include the ability to travel from one point of the city to another by water transport. So, for example, anyone who wishes can take a ferry from the European part of the city to the Asian part in a few minutes or go on a boat trip along the Bosphorus.

Hagia Irene

Not far from the most famous landmark of Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, there is another ancient religious building, it is called the Church of Hagia Irene.

St Antony`s Cathedral in Istanbul

Istiklal pedestrian street is often referred to as the most famous tourist attraction in the vast Istanbul. Despite the recent tragic events associated with the terrorist attack, this attraction is now one of the top places where many city guests go in the first place.

Viewpoints in Istanbul

When I travel to different cities, I certainly try to visit the observation decks. From vantage points, you can see a lot of details that are inaccessible to a hiker, or look at many sights in one go. In this article, I have collected several observation decks of amazing Istanbul.

Balat: the brightest district of Istanbul

Many areas of vast Istanbul are open-air attractions in their own right. Some of them are famous for their food, others for an abundance of shops, and others attract tourists with their unusual architecture.

Miniaturk Park in Istanbul

When I travel to different cities and countries, I always try to visit theme parks or exhibitions with miniature models of local attractions. This allows you to at least briefly get acquainted with the local architecture and history without large time and financial costs.

Sirkeci station in Istanbul

Hi! Today we will visit the fabulous Istanbul to look at the Sirkeci station building. I`m sure that the name of this attraction will not say anything for many readers of this article. I haven't been here myself before.

Basilica Cistern: the most unusual sight of Istanbul

On the territory of the amazing Istanbul, the most populated city in Turkey, there are many ancient sights. Among all the places I have seen during my trips to Istanbul, I can single out without hesitation one unique museum space that everyone should see.

Hagia Sophia: one of the most famous buildings in the world

Four years ago, I went on a trip to beautiful Istanbul. One of the first sights I visited that time was stunning Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom. In the recent years status of the famous building has changed: if earlier it worked as museum, now the complex is reopened as a mosque.

Eight things to do in Istanbul

Istanbul is a wonderful Turkish city. Even if you come here not for the first time, you can always find something interesting here. After my summer trip to Turkey I decided to collect in one article a few tips on what unique sights of this ancient city are a must-see.