Attractions of Istanbul city

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  Blue Mosque   |  Hagia Sophia | Basilica Cistern | Spice Bazaar | Grand Bazaar | Ciragan Palace | Dolmabahce

Istanbul, Turkey
Population: 1.5 Crores
Area: 1,539 km²
Religion: Islam
Official Language: Turkish
Literacy rate: 97.3%
The Istanbul city full of attractions. Istanbul city is one of the attractive places in the world. In a research, we get that Istanbul holds its name in the top 15 places in the world. There are a lot of tourist places to visit in Istanbul city. Such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Galata Bridge, Ciragan Palace, and Dolmabahce are the most beautiful attractions of Istanbul city.

Blue Mosque

Blue mosque
blue mosque

Also famous in the world as the name of the Sultanahmet Mosque, This is called the Blue Mosque. because of the wall of mosque cover with blue tiles.
Amazing facts of the blue mosque is that it has six minarets. The story says that it’s a mistake. When sultan declared about the minarets .he said Altin minaret but architect heard alti minaret. It creates a misunderstanding. many times it’s become a part of the controversy.

How to visit the Blue Mosque?

1. Avoid visit at the pray time.
2. Before entering the Mosque, take off your shoes.
3. If you are female. So cover your head when entering to Blue Mosque.
4. Don’t click the photo inside the Blue Mosque.
5. Visiting time:09:00-18:00(Open every day)

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

If you are doing plan for a visit to Istanbul. So don’t miss to visit in Hagia Sophia place.
The history of Hagia Sophia makes it attractions of Istanbul. The architecture of this museum tells its story.
Firstly  Hagia Sophia began as a church but after a time period it becoming a mosque, and today’s time it famous all over the world as a museum.

Visiting information of Hagia Sophia

In summer time-
Month: 15 April-31 October
Timing: 9:00 am-7:00pm
Ticket price: 60TL
In winter time-
Month: 01 Nov -15April
Timing:09:00am -5:00pm
You can’t visit in this place in the first day of Ramadan and Sacrifice Festival for halftime. In these special day visitors not allowed in the Hagia Sophia.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern

If you are doing a plan for this place tour. This is the best place to visit in Istanbul at the time of hot days. This place also famous as the name of “Underground Palace”.In this place an artificial lake. You can be considered the size of this lake equal to two football ground. It’s the Basilica cistern is located near the Hagia Sophia.
Type: Museum
Ticket Fees: 20.00 Turkish Lira
Timing: In Summer 09:00 AM-7: 00 PM
             In Winter 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Close days depends on official & public holidays.

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Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar attractions of Istanbul
Spice Bazaar

If you are Amateur of cooking. So this place gave you all flavor of spice. Which make your dish more delicious. The famous Bazaar of Istanbul is Spice Bazaar. It’s the also come in the largest bazaar. When you will be walking in the spice bazaar. You can feel fragrant of spice and the color of different-different spice make this place attractions.
This place built in 1664. Sometimes the name of this bazaar changed into Egyptian Bazaar.

Flavors of Spices Bazaar

1. Sumac
2. Pul Biber
3. Nar Ekşisi
4. Çörek otu
5. Saffron
Open: 9:00Am to 7:00 PM everyday

Grand Bazaar

 Grand Bazaar attractions of Istanbul
Grand Bazaar

This Bazaar serves you everything which you have the need. If you come to Istanbul and miss the Grand Bazaar. So you miss the chance to go shopping in the world largest covered markets. This Bazaar full of many shops, ornately arched streets, complex,2 mosques, and restaurants. These all things make attractions of Grand Bazaar. Numbers of peoples come here for shopping. It’s a crowdy place.

Some sparkle of this market

1. Mosaic Lamps
2. Turkish ceramic bowls
3. Mosaic table lamps
4. Abdulla Hamam Accessories
5. Classic Turkish Carpets from Ethnicon and Dhoku
6. Hacı Bekir(Sweet)
7. Open:9:00am to 7:0pm (mon-sat)
    close on Sunday

Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge
Galata Bridge

Before you visit this place, it will be necessary for you to know about the Galata Bridge attractions. This bridge currently opens on 17, June 1992 by president Suleyman Demirel and Deputy Prime Minister (Erdal Inonu). The golden horns are the attractions of this spot. Walking way on the bridge give you the interesting scene of the Istanbul beauty.

Attractions of Galata Bridge

1. Walk on the Bridge
2. Fish sandwich
3. Spice Bazaar
4. Golden horn tour
5. Photoshoot

Ciragan Palace

Ciragan Palace
Ciragan Palace

Address: Yıldız Mh., Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
The Ciragan born from the Persian word “cerag”, the meaning of this word is”touch”. This palace built by Sultan Abdulaziz. And designed by Nigogayos Balyan.todays time this palace comes in the five-star hotel.

Things to do near Ciragan Palace

1. Sultan city tour
2. Sanitas Spa
3. Enjoy the nightlife of Turkbuku Meyhanesi
4. Abbasaga Cami
5. Ihlamur Pavilion
6. Patika Beer House

Dolmabahce

Dolmabahce
Dolmabahce

This Palace comes in one of the beautiful palaces in the world. It was built in the 19th century. There are 285 rooms,44 halls, and 68 toilets and 6 Turkish in the palace.
Decoration: For the Decoration, the ceilings leaves used the 14 tons gold.
Pictures: You can’t take any pictures inside the palace.
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Conclusion-

If you are planning a great holiday. Above, In this article, we help you to enjoy your holiday without any hassle. This article gives you information about the attractions of Istanbul.This city full of too many things to do. There are Museum, The Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Ciragan Palace, Galata Bridge and too many places which attracts you.

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