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Famous places you must visit in Istanbul

Famous places you must visit in Istanbul

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The city of Istanbul is one of the most famous tourist cities in Turkey and in the world , where it is visited by tourists and visitors of different nationalities and religions , because of the nature of this beautiful city and its distinctive scenic and nice weather , in addition to being overlooking the charming Bosphorus Strait .

Istanbul is a charming and unique city from the rest of the world cities . Istanbul is the largest city on the continent of Europe , and the eighth largest city in the world , and the largest city in Turkey , with a population of 14.804.116 people , according to the statistics of 2019 . Istanbul is the economic , commercial and cultural center of the country , due to its strategic location between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea , as well as linking the Asian part of Turkey to the European section through the famous Bosphorus Bridge .

Istanbul is one of the most religiously diverse cities in Turkey . Islamic religion is the most prevalent religion among the population of Istanbul , followed by Christianity . Turkish is the official language in Istanbul . A number of other languages such as Arabic and English are supported .

To learn about Istanbul and the rest of Turkey , read this article, which includes general information about Turkey :  General information about Turkey


 Famous places you must visit in Istanbul : 

  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque

One of the most famous mosques in Turkey , which is popular with tourists from all over the world , is Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul . Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Turkey . Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul is rated as the most beautiful and the largest mosque in Turkey .

Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque , relative to the blue tiles that adorn its walls , where the walls of the mosque covered by 21043 ceramic tiles , combining more than fifty designs , and painted decorations occupy every part of the mosque , and the blue color of the atmosphere of the mosque inside gives a strong sense of control of this color .

Sultan Ahmed Mosque has six minarets , and its interior walls are filled with many Qur'anic verses engraved , in the most beautiful Arabic calligraphy and creativity . Sultan Ahmed Mosque is named after the Blue Mosque in relation to the glamorous blue color that adorns the Qur'anic manuscripts inside the mosque . Like many mosques in Turkey , Sultanahmet Mosque houses a cemetery for Sultan Ahmed , a religious education school , a hospital for the disabled and others .

In addition to being one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul , the mosque also abounds with the movement of worshipers in the five times of prayer , Friday prayers , and Taraweeh prayers in the holy month of Ramadan .

Sultan Ahmed Mosque is magnificent in size , design and luxury , and it is considered as one of the most beautiful mosques , not only in Turkey , but in the whole Islamic world , and it enjoys a great admiration and interest from Turks and Arab and foreign tourists . It is located in the Old City of Istanbul , south of the Hagia Sophia Museum , and east of the Byzantine Hippodrome , it is located on the Marmara Sea , opposite the Hagia Sophia Museum .

  • Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Istanbul , this place , which combines sanctity and luxury , which was a Christian cathedral , and when the Islamic conquest arrived in the city of Istanbul they converted it into a mosque , but after the end of Ottoman rule in Istanbul it became a historical museum . Hagia Sophia Museum and Mosque is located opposite Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Fatih area , on the European section of Istanbul .

Hagia Sophia Mosque and Museum , is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul , and in Sultan Ahmed area . Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the most famous Christian churches in the Byzantine era , where Emperor Justin began to build the church in 532 AD , and completed its construction after 5 years , In 537 AD , Hagia Sophia remained one of the most famous and oldest churches in Istanbul , for about 916 years , until Mehmed Al Fatih changed it from church to mosque when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople , and built a mosque for 481 years . In 1934 , the founder of the Turkish Republic , Mustafa Kemal Ataturk , converted it to Hagia Sophia Museum , which collects Christian and Islamic art and decoration .

  • Taksim Square 

The famous Taksim Square , which is intended for Arab and foreign tourists from all over the world , where the number of visitors to this region nearly 3 million people on a daily basis . Taksim Square is located in the heart of Istanbul . Taksim Square is a major center for many activities . It is also a major tourist destination . It includes the famous Istiklal Street which contains many shops , archaeological buildings , libraries , banks , Cinema , cafes and various local and international restaurants , in addition to the presence of many embassies and consulates in this region , such as the US Consulate , the French Consulate , the Greek Consulate and the British Consulate . Also , there is a famous historical tramway on Istiklal Street , which has been in existence since 1875 , and was re-launched in 1990 to revive the historical atmosphere of the region , and this tramway take you from Taksim Square passing through Istiklal Street to Galata Tower , one of the most famous historical landmarks in Istanbul .

 Residential projects close to Taksim Square : 

RH 80- Apartments with Bosphorus view and suitable payment plans in Sisli  

A first class residential and investment project in the center of Sisli , specifically in the fast growing Bomonti area .

The project is located in one of the most famous areas on the European side of Istanbul , Bomonti district , a growing area that attracts the attention of investors at the moment , which is characterized by easy access to the most vital places in the city , and its proximity to shopping centers , airports , hospitals , universities and schools .

The project location is just 8 minutes away from Taksim .

This project has been designed in line with the highest quality standards in real estate in Turkey .

All apartments have private balconies with views of Istanbul or the Bosphorus .

The project includes special facilities that provide residents with comfort and entertainment and meet all their needs such as swimming pools , gym, walking paths , sport courts and restaurants , in addition to surveillance cameras and security .

Invest in this project today and benefit from its prices which will increase by 40% after the completion of the project .

All project details in this link : RH 80


  • The Maiden's Tower

Uskudar area on the Asian side of Istanbul is famous for its Maiden's Tower . It is ideally located in the heart of the Bosphorus , the Maiden's Tower is located in the Asian side of Istanbul , which is 200 meters from the coast of Uskudar area , and famous for legends and old stories that have been circulated around it , making it part of the Turkish heritage and culture , to become with the times of the best places in Istanbul , and Istanbul's most visited sightseeing destination during Turkey's tourism holidays .

One of the things you can do when visiting the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul is to go on a cruise by boat to take you to the tower , where you can see the majestic shape of the tower from outside . The top floor of the Maiden's Tower features a sophisticated cafe and a restaurant serving delicious meals with panoramic views of the city .

Uskudar is one of the most prestigious tourist areas in Istanbul , because of its elegant historical landmarks , such as towers , palaces , mosques from the Greek era to the Ottoman era , in addition to many natural parks , which are famous for its panoramic height , revealing the beauty of the city , making it one of the most important places of Asian side of Istanbul for residence , and one of the best tourist areas in Turkey .

One of the most important landmarks of Uskudar area is Camlica Hill , which is one of the most beautiful and natural places to resort for residents and visitors to Istanbul , because of its charming views and scenic nature and quiet atmosphere , away from the bustle of Istanbul , in addition to its long-standing history Of Byzantine civilization .

During the Ottoman era , the hill was transformed into a royal amusement park , with summer residences and hunting grounds . In time , the hill became an open park for the public , and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asian Istanbul . It is also one of the most beautiful gardens of Istanbul .

 Residential projects in Uskudar area : 

RH 186 - Investment project in Uskudar with Bosphorus view

It is a housing and investment project was built on a land area of 13.840 square meters . The project consists of 4 blocks with 188 apartments and 138 commercial areas .The project provides apartment types ranging from 1+1 to 5+2 .

The project is located on one of the most special spots of Istanbul , where you will wake up to the deep blue Bosphorus view every day .

The project is located in Uskudar district in the Asian side of Istanbul . It is located near to Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and it is only 2.4 km away from the beach .

The perfect location of the project where you can get into the European side of Istanbul through the 15 July Martyrs Bridge , Besiktas and Taksim in 15 Minutes only .

The project offers you and your family the perfect lifestyle you have always dreamed of , where private security and surveillance cameras are available on the project . The project also includes recreational facilities for you and your children such as swimming pools , gym , sauna , garden , cafe , restaurant and shopping center .

All the details on the following link : RH 186


  • Ortakoy Mosque

Ortakoy Mosque , also known as Buyuk Macidiye , is an architectural masterpiece overlooking the Bosphorus ,  its construction was ordered by Sultan Abdul Majid and designed by the architect Nikoğos Balyan who studied architecture in France , and the mosque was opened in 1854 .

Ortakoy Mosque is one of the most important symbols of the city of Istanbul , because of its privileged location as it enjoys views of the Strait and the July 15 Martyrs Bridge or the so-called Bosphorus Bridge .

The mosque includes several paintings in Arabic calligraphy . The paintings include the word majesty , the name of the Prophet Muhammad , as well as the names of the Caliphs , and all of these paintings are distinguished by the fact that Sultan Abdul Majid wrote them in his own handwriting .

Ortakoy Mosque is located in Besiktas area , the second center of Istanbul , and the most popular destination for tourists and visitors to Istanbul after Taksim . The area of ​​Besiktas includes a number of fine restaurants and cafes that offer delicious meals with a charming view of the Bosphorus .

Besiktas also contains a number of historical monuments , including the famous Dolmabahce Palace , which overlooks the Bosphorus , was the residence of the Ottoman sultans , and the founder of the Turkish Republic Kemal Ataturk .

Also , the Maritime Museum is located in the area of ​​Besiktas , which contains the naval warfare equipment used by the Ottomans at the time , and contains an exhibition of naval battles and historical cannons , navigation tools and ship integration and related documents .

Also , one of the most popular places in Besiktas is Bosphorus Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul ( 5 stars ) . It is located next to the Bosphorus , this impressive 19th - century Ottoman mansion is one of the most beautiful hotels in Istanbul . Its magnificent pink marble facade , classy service , very elegant interiors and charming Bosphorus views will make you fall in love with this hotel . It is a very luxurious hotel in Istanbul . The hotel has a number of fine restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines from around the world , such as Italian restaurants , as well as the most famous Turkish restaurants and cafes with great seaside .

Discover Istanbul's most famous Bosphorus hotels in the following article : Best sea-view hotels in Istanbul

  • Galata Tower

A nine-storey historical tower in Istanbul , one of the oldest and most beautiful towers in the historic city , with a height of 66.90 meters , offering a panoramic view of the entire city of Istanbul .

Galata Tower is located in Beyoğlu district , on the European side of Istanbul , Turkey . Galata Tower is a popular tourist destination and a landmark witness to the times . It is one of the oldest and most beautiful towers in the historic city , and its construction dates back to the Middle Ages . Visitors to the city of Istanbul have a view of the tower , which is visible from anywhere in the old city , such as Fatih , Taksim and Eyup , and even many areas in the Asian side of the city , such as Uskudar and Çamlica .

Besides Galata Tower , there are many cafes and restaurants that remain under the tower , where visitors after the descent of the tower usually have a cup of Turkish tea or coffee , taking souvenir photos beside the tower .

The tower consists of nine floors , where the rise of the first seven floors through the electric elevator , and the rest of the floors completed by the visitor upwards by foot , and on the ninth floor there is a restaurant for visitors , in addition to a circular terrace overlooking many areas of Istanbul , the most important area of Fatih and Eminonu and Uskudar and Taksim , plus the Bay of Marmara Sea .

 Residential projects near Galata Tower : 

RH 120 - Ready to move apartments in Taksim, Istanbul

It is the largest privately developed urban regeneration project in Turkey .

It contains houses , residences , offices , hotel and a pedestrianized shopping avenue .

This project was built on 82.000 square meter land area , and contains 950 houses , offices and residences .

The project contains all the elements for a lively social life with houses , residences , offices , hotel and its own high street shopping .

The project bears traces of the most beautiful examples of Turkish architecture from the Seljuks to the Ottomans and from Anatolia to Rumelia .

With its graded facades , wide eaves , bay windows , pools and interior courtyard systems , it offers a new living space without disrupting the silhouette of the city and the neighborhood .

The project located on Beyoglu district , on the European side of Istanbul , the center of entertainment and life .

The project is near to Istiklal Avenue , one of the liveliest streets of Istanbul . It is also near to Karakoy , Galata Bridge and the famous Taksim Square .

More details about the project in the following link : RH 120