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  • 76. Beyazit Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    "Beyazit State Library" in Istanbul is the first Ottoman state library, opened in 1884 and intended to be a national library. Beyazıt Library is one of the largest libraries in Istanbul, its...

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  • 77. Toy Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Take a trip back in time and see all those toys you once had. Well maybe not all but a great many from not just Turkey but around the world. Open every Tuesday to Friday 09.30-18.00,Saturday and...

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  • 78. Zeynep Sultan Camii

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Zeynep Sultan Camii was built as a tribute by the Sultan Ahmed III for his daughter Zeynep and thus dates from the 1760s, the end of the Ottoman heyday and the beginning of the long decline...

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  • 79. Kalenderhane Camii

    It is assumed that this structure was built as a church between 9th AD and 12th AD. After several centuries from conquer, it was turned into a mosque. Fatih Sultan Mehmet gave this structure to a...

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  • 80. Bosphorus Boat Tour

    One great and relaxing experience is to take a ferryboat trip up or down the Bosphorus on one of the old ferryboats. Ferryboats run from Eminonu pier and go most of the way up the Bosphorus, stopping...

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  • 81. Modern Art Museum

    I definitely suggest u to visit the "Modern Arts Istanbul Museum" on ur Istanbul journey, to see the exhibitions and modern arts, mostly every month another one ... And the location is amazing, just...

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  • 82. Pera Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Spread out over 5 floors there's plenty to keep you occupied for half a day. Exhibition of old weights and measures is interesting. Check the web site below for exhibition news. Tuesday - Saturday...

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  • 83. Bucoleon Palace

    This was one of the Byzantine palaces in Constantinople and was probably built by Theodosius II in the 5th century. The palace sits on the shore of the Marmara Sea, not far from the Little Hagia...

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  • 84. Aya Irini

    The Haghia Eirene or Hagia Irene (Aya İrini Kilisesi) is a former Orthodox church and the first church built in Constantinople. It is also the only church that was not turned into a mosque after...

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  • 85. Buyukada

    Even if you are visiting Istanbul for a short time, don't forget a day trip to Buyukada, a wonderful island (the largest of the Princes Islands) where no cars or motor vehicles are allowed - although...

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  • 86. Haydarpasa Train Station

    This is a lovely train station, near Kadikoy (My hometown,in the Anatolian part) It has been built by German architecs in 1898-1908.From 1908 it is used as a train station. I love its location and...

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  • 87. Sadberk Hanim Museum

    She was the wife of Mr.Vehbi Koc and Mother of the Rahmi Koc.The famous richest family of Turkey.When Sadberk Hanim Passed away her husband founded a Foundation and converted their old mansion as a...

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  • 88. Rumeli Fortress

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This fortress was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet (the Conqueror) to stop any help that could possibly reach Byzantium coming from the West. Construction work was started a year before Fatih put a siege...

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  • 89. Bagdat Caddesi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bagdat Caddesi is a very long avenue on the Asian side of Istanbul which runs 6 km from Bostanci to Kiziltoprak, almost parallel to the coastline of the Sea of Marmara, within the district of Kadikoy....

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  • 90. Church of Santa Maria Draperis

    This church is located on ISTIKLAL STREET .Main street of Beyoglu.It is a huge Catholic church but it has been contracted like hidden on the Street.Cant see it properly if you do not give care.This...

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  • 91. Firuz Aga Mosque

    It was built by Firuz Ağa, the head treasurer of Ottoman Sultan Beyazıt II, in the end of 15th century. It consists of one dome and was built on a square area. It can be called ‘Bursa style’...

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  • 92. Laleli Mosque

    The Laleli Mosque was built by Sultan Mustafa III from 1760–1763, designed in the baroque style by Ottoman imperial architect Mehmet Tahir Aga. It's located along the busy Divan Yolu near the Laleli...

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  • 93. Ortakoy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ortakoey is a neighbourhood on the european side of the Bosporus. Around the very beautiful Mosque is a large place which is the centre of Ortakoey. Especially on Sunday's there are thousands of...

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  • 94. Atik Ali Pasha Mosque

    Located next to the Column of Constantine, the Atik Ali Paşa Mosque stands on the site of the Roman Forum of Constantinople. It is one of the oldest surviving mosques in Istanbul, built in 1496...

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  • 95. Cemberlitas Column

    The Column of Constantine (Cemberlitas) is a Roman monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium...

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  • 96. Nusretiye Mosque

    Nusretiye Mosque is an ornate mosque located in Tophane district of Beyoglu. While its architecture is influenced by Islamic elements, it retains a Baroque style, making it unique to the city. It was...

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  • 97. Column of Marcian

    The Column of Marcian is a monument erected in Constantinople in 455 dedicated to the Emperor Marcian. It is made of red-grey Egyptian granite, in two pieces. The basis is quadrilateral, formed by...

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  • 98. Aya Triyada Kilisesi

    This Greek Orthodox church is located just to the south of Taksim Square, near the start of Istiklal Caddesi. The facade dates from the mid-19th century and shows a neo-Classical influence which makes...

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  • 99. Kuleli Military College

    This building houses the first Turkish military school, that was inaugurated in 1845. For some times in 19th and 20th centuries the school was used as a hospital (Russian - Turkish War and Balkan...

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