Planning to Visit Istanbul? Here’s Your Travel Guide

Planning to Visit Istanbul? Here’s Your Travel Guide, Istanbul, Turkey (B)

The capital of three of the world’s greatest empires, this city was first known as Byzantium, then Constantinople, and is now Istanbul. Built on seven hills and straddling the Bosphorus River, Istanbul is one of the only cities in the world that can claim two continents. Add the largest covered bazaar in the world and over 3,113 mosques, this place is one of the most interesting places we’ve seen. Let’s visit Istanbul!

As one of the world’s largest cities, Istanbul has many things to offer a new visitor. Allow plenty of time to take in this culturally rich and magnificent city. 

With over 3,000 mosques to visit it’s tough to decide where to start, but we can help! Remember, you are entering a place of sacred worship, so respect the dress code, take off your shoes, and be considerate when taking photos. Here are a few of our favorite mosques in Istanbul. 

Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, this jaw-dropping piece of historic architecture was built in 1616 under Ottoman rule. Complete with six minarets (religious towers) this mosque is as stunning outside as it is inside, with beautifully hand-painted blue tiles covering the walls.**Photo Opp: Visit during sunset and be wowed!**  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Planning to Visit Istanbul? Here’s Your Travel Guide
Guide Location: Turkey » Istanbul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Josh And Krissy Sedivy
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Yeni Cami
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Galata Bridge
  • Galata Tower
  • Ortakoy Mosque
  • Fatih Sultan Mehment Bridge
  • Dolmabahce
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Ayasofya Hotel Old City
  • Charm Hotel
  • Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
  • Lazzoni Hotel

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