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Activities To Do In One Day In Istanbul

Hosted to the world’s most significant civilizations, has engraved the phrase “All roads lead to Istanbul” to the history, for a long time was the centre of the world, in Istanbul, there has been a lot of places to visit and see, and a lot to do. Due to its natural beauty and vibrant history, Istanbul is one of the leading cities in the world and has many buildings and areas that are protected by UNESCO. In this article, we will explain what they can do in this beautiful city in one day to those who will visit Istanbul for a short time.


Historical Peninsula Tour

A large part of the Historic Peninsula is located within the boundaries of Istanbul-Fatih district. The historical peninsula, which constitutes the majority of the places to be visited in Istanbul, has mostly the works of Roman and Byzantine Empires, while the inner parts of Fatih come to life with the works of the Ottoman Empire. Places to see in the Historic Peninsula;

  • Basilica Cistern
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi palace
  • Blue Mosque
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Gulhane Park
  • Hagia Eirene Church
  • Grand Bazaar
  • The Egyptian Bazaar
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Bosphorus Tour

One of the first things you have to do in Istanbul is the Bosphorus line. There are many options on both the European and Asian sides of the city to see this magnificent beauty that divides the city in half. To tour the best addresses of this unique route, you can come to Ortaköy and jump on one of the boats starting the tour. There are also tours from different places such as Eminönü and Kadıköy to explore the Bosphorus.

Walk Between Kurucesme-Bebek Line

You can walk the Kuruçeşme-Arnavutköy-Bebek-Rumeli Fortress line, which has the most pleasant walking route along the Bosphorus, in approximately 1 hour and enjoy the Bosphorus at maximum. You can take a break in Kuruçeşme Park and Bebek Park, one of the most beautiful parks of Istanbul, located on the edge of the Bosphorus.

Discover Istiklal Street

When you come to Taksim, you can walk from Taksim Square along İstiklal Street to Galatasaray High School, and you can see cafes and boutiques located right and left. I would say, don’t forget to buy Beyoğlu Chocolate with all hazelnuts from Beyoğlu Chocolate Shop. You can visit the Fish Market across from Galatasaray High School, and you can have seafood snacks. It is also delightful to eat and drink at Nevizade Street or Çiçek Pasajı, which is right next to it.

Visit Galata Tower

Whether you come to Istanbul as a tourist or want to be a tourist in your city, one of the most beautiful activities to explore is the Galata Tower and its surroundings. You may be amazed at the development and change in this region, which has recently become quite beautiful and has become the focal point of tourists. By the way, you can climb the Galata Tower, one of the most important symbols of Istanbul and one of the oldest towers in the world, and watch the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

Visit The Egyptian Bazaar And Eat Fish Bread At Eminönü

Eminönü, which used to be the most important commercial centre of Istanbul for a period, is frequently visited by a certain mass for the exchange of electronic goods, watches, household goods and clothing. When you come to Eminönü, you can buy fish bread from the ornate hazy boats on the beach after shopping from the spice sellers selling various kinds of spices at the lively Egyptian Bazaar. After eating your fish bread overlooking the Galata Tower, you can either watch the fishers or have a drink in the cafes under the bridge.

Drink tea at Pierre Loti

If you come a little further away from the Bosphorus towards the Golden Horn sides, you will also be able to admire the beauties. Take the cable car to Pierre Loti and give yourself a cup of tea. Especially in the early hours of the morning or in the evening before the sun sets, you can’t get enough of the view.

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