Istanbul Off The Beaten Path

  • Defterdar Ibrahim Pasha Mosque, Istanbul, TR
    Defterdar Ibrahim Pasha Mosque,...
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  • Energy Museum, SantralIstanbul, TR
    Energy Museum, SantralIstanbul, TR
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    Energy Museum, SantralIstanbul, TR
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Istanbul

  • 1. Asian side

    "Caddebostan" is located on the Asian Side of Istanbul and is a perfect area to have a walk at the beach side as being away from the city hassle ... Day and night, many people go there to jog, have...

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  • 2. bosphorus boat trip

    Having a "Boat Trip" on The Bosphorus is one of the must's of a Istanbul visit as you will have so many options to start with ... Most tours usually start / end at the Karakoy and Eminonu ports,...

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  • 3. hammam

    This historic hamam in "Tophane" is one of Istanbul’s most beautiful and has only recently reopened after years of restoration. Contemporary "Turkish Hamams" find themselves in a difficult position....

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  • 4. Ortakoy

    Ortakoy is a neighbourhood, formerly a small village, within the Besiktas district of the city located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus. One of the most visited spots of the city...

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  • 5. old houses

    "Galata" was an important trade center between the years of 1267-1453 for the Genoese. Today The Association building, as the seat of the Chamber of Commerce was made by ​​the Genoese at...

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  • 6. Rumeli Hisari

    Rumelihisarı is a fortress located in the Sariyer district of the city on a hill at the European side of the Bosphorus. It gives the name of the quarter around it. It was built by the Ottoman...

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  • 7. theodosian (city) wall

    The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople, Istanbul ... With numerous additions and modifications during their...

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  • 8. Chora church Museum (Kariye )

    Thats a beautiful park just across the Chora Church Museum, actually park is kindda newly opened up in 2011, very nice alternative to have a rest after the Museum visit ... Nice place also for the...

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  • 9. Bosphorus zoo

    There is sort of a modern zoo 35km away from Istanbul....They call it bird paradise and botanic garden. But it is not easy to get there. First go to bus terminal 'ESENLER' (take a cab) , The bus...

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  • 10. the Roman Aqueduct

    The Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri) is a Roman aqueduct which was the major water-providing system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Completed by Roman...

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  • 11. smoking nargileh

    There are many places around sultanahmet to enjoy some nargileh. And when in Turkey, do as the Turks right? Try some nargileh, it is quite fun. Ask the waiter to demonstrate some tricks for you,...

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  • 12. Galata Tower

    Galata Tower , XIV century Genoese tower 67 meters height is a best place to see the sunset in Istanbul. From there you can see most of the areas of this huge city. Europe and Asia, the Golden Horn...

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  • 13. Sunken Palace Cistern

    En las guias aparecen muchos sitios para visitar en Estambul, pero uno que no hay que perderse, aparte de los importantes, es la Cisterna de la Basílica de Yerebatan. La combinacion del sonido del...

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  • 14. Sokollu Mehmet Pasha mosque

    We were with a turkish friend, wishing to show us the mosque where he used to make his prayers. It was close to this mosque, so, we just had a glimpse and...

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  • 15. Bebek park

    In a pause to breath, we were left in a park with awesome views. We weren't told where we were, and only comparing pictures I was able to have an idea. It seems...

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  • 16. Beylerbeyi Palace

    Beylerbeyi Palace is the most elegant Ottoman Palace on the Asian Shore of the Bosphorus. The palace is open everyday except Mon and Thu from 9 am to 12.30 p.m,...

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  • 17. Kiz kulesi

    The history of Maiden's Tower (Kiz Kulesi) dates back to 341 BC. At this date, after being a mausoleum built on marble columns for the wife of Commander Chares...

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  • 18. Taksim's maksem

    Watering Istanbul was always a big problem, wit several solutions added along the centuries. The complex system used several different structures, some of them...

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  • 19. Kuçukayasofia

    The quarter south of Blue Mosque is very beautiful. With narrow streets flanked with traditional houses in wood, the streets closer to the touristy area are...

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  • 20. Islamic Sciences and Technology History Museum

    During our professional visit to Istanbul, to a briefing near Topkapi, we parked and walked by a large building identifies as a museum. Without time to stop, I...

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  • 21. Hidden wonders

    Istiklal caddesi is the main commercial street, and people uses to walk along it, forgetting the lateral smaller streets. It's an error - some of them hide...

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  • 22. Hagia Eirene

    In Topkapi first yard, a byzantine church built in the 6th century and dedicated to saint Irene, survived wars and earthquakes, with several recuperation and...

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  • 23. Guards

    "Changing of the guards" is a featured performance in many cities. We didn't see it in Istanbul, but, in Dolmabahce Palace, we saw the guards marching before or...

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  • 24. Gulhane

    If I had to choose a single point where everybody goes, becoming the merging points of all nationalities and cultures, I would choose Gulhane. The transport...

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  • 25. Crystal Room in Dolmabahce

    Only a few people decide to visit this pavilion, separated from the main complex, and housing a small museum. Well, it's nice, a sort of greenhouse where glass...

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