Top 05 Tourist places worth your visit in Istanbul.

Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey and the most important in terms of the economic and cultural role of the country and tourism in Istanbul is more attractive to foreigners from different countries of the world, as it is classified as one of the most attractive cities for tourists on earth.


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The city bore several names throughout its history, which put its mark on its ancient streets and buildings.

These factors have contributed to making Istanbul the most tourist destination in the world, and in this article, we will talk about the top 05 places a tourist should visit Istanbul.

 

01- Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia is the most famous landmark in Turkey as no visitor set his feet in Istanbul and did not visit the Hagia Sophia Museum
 
The museum is distinguished by its unique architectural design and dazzling colors from the outside, as well as a long history dating back to the 16th century, during which it saw several transformations from a Greek church, then to a mosque after, and finally to a  museum.


• Entrance price to Hagia Sophia Museum: 30 TL.
• Duration of visiting Hagia Sophia Museum: at least two hours.

 

02- Rumeli Castle (Rumelihisarı)

Rumeli Castle (Rumelihisarı)

Rumeli Castle is one of the most important tourist places in Istanbul that are worth visiting during your stay in the city, when you visit Rumeli Castle during tourism tours, you will enjoy watching  the main castle towers, you can also enjoy a look at the most important and famous landmarks of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait and take the most wonderful photographs if you are a photographer.


• Prices for entrance tickets to Rumeli Castle: 16 Turkish Liras.
• Weighted time to visit Rumeli Castle: 1 hour.

 

 

03- Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace 2020

Topkapi Palace is one of the best tourist places recommended visiting is to find out what life was like at that time and the rule under the Ottoman Caliphate.

The palace was the residence of the Ottoman sultans and princes, and a residence for the guests of the Ottoman Empire from other countries.
For anyone who wants to know a lot about the history of the Ottoman Empire, he should put Topkapi Palace on his list of tourism priorities.


• Entrance prices to Topkapi Palace: 72 Turkish Liras.
• Duration of visit time to Topkapi Palace: 2 hours.

 

04- Galata Tower

Galata Tower 2020

Galata Tower is a historic tower built in 507 AD and known as the Tower of Christ, and the tower was subjected to a strong earthquake, and it was restored and built in the Roman style in the fourteenth century, and it was famous at that time as the tallest building in Istanbul.
Previously, Sultan Suleiman, I used the tower as a prison for convicts.

The tower is one of the best entertainment places in Istanbul, as it includes a high-end café and restaurant overlooking the famous Bosphorus, and the observation deck and observatory provide a complete view of the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul.


• Entrance fee to Galata Tower: 27 Turkish Liras.

• Probable time to visit Galata Tower: 1 hour.

 

05- Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

If you are in Istanbul, you must visit the Byzantine Church, the most famous of its kind in the city.
The church dates back to the era of the ancient city of Constantinople and is still distinguished up to this moment by its authenticity and ancient revolutions.
The visit of the Basilica Cistern, which was founded in the sixth century with the style of the famous Parisian tombs is distinguished by its proximity to the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque, where you can visit all together during the tour.


• Entrance price to the Basilica Cistern: 14 Turkish Liras.
• Weighted time to visit the Basilica Cistern: 1 hour.


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