Things to do in Istanbul

Sort by Tribes
Categories
825 Results
  • 1
    Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia

    Ranked #1 overall in Istanbul things to do
    294 reviews
    History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    It's a beautiful place, a must see if you are in Istanbul. Easy to reach by metro/bus

  • 2
    Topkapı Palace

    Topkapı Palace

    Ranked #2 overall in Istanbul things to do
    155 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Topkapi Palace is an incredibly historic site, home to Ottoman Sultans and it really feels like Sultans still live there.

  • 3
    Grand Bazaar

    Grand Bazaar

    Ranked #3 overall in Istanbul things to do
    170 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    One of the most buzzing places in Istanbul. Try out their sweets, take a stroll through its corners and buy a thing or two.

  • 4
    Blue Mosque

    Blue Mosque

    Ranked #4 overall in Istanbul things to do
    218 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Mosque
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    Named for the blue tile found inside, the Blue Mosque lives up to he hype. It's beautiful both inside and outside, and is really photogenic. Just know that, if you're ...

  • 5
    Basilica Cistern

    Basilica Cistern

    Ranked #5 overall in Istanbul things to do
    128 reviews
    Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    Made famous in the Dan Brown movie, a great place to visit on a hot afternoon when you need a place to cool off for a bit. You can see ...

  • 6
    The Spice Bazaar

    The Spice Bazaar

    Ranked #6 overall in Istanbul things to do
    126 reviews
    Shopping, Landmark, Farmers Market
    Popular withFoodiesHistoryFamilies

    The Spice Bazaar is like a vacation for your sense of smell. You'll see all kinds of spices from paprika to saffron.

  • 7
    Bosphorus Bridge

    Bosphorus Bridge

    Ranked #7 overall in Istanbul things to do
    100 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withArtsyHistoryAdventure

    beautiful bridge which connects europe to asia. ciragan palace hotel offers wonderful views of it, or go further up to ortakoy.

  • 8
    Taksim Square

    Taksim Square

    Ranked #8 overall in Istanbul things to do
    107 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark, Plaza, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesFoodies

    Taksim square is basically the center of Istanbul. Anything your heart could desire is in Taksim or down Istiklal Caddesi (street). This is where I usually am on a Friday ...

  • 9
    Galata Tower

    Galata Tower

    Ranked #9 overall in Istanbul things to do
    95 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    Employees no patient at all , not enough sign for guide and nothing about history of this bulging, and pricey

  • 10
    Galata Bridge

    Galata Bridge

    Ranked #10 overall in Istanbul things to do
    81 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    Connects the Sultanahmet side to the Beyoglu side, with the golden horn passing underneath. You'll see plenty of fishermen casting their lines on all along the bridge.

var ListPage = { maxTries: 20, interval: 0, xhrRequests: [], update: function(url, count, callback){ var fingerprint = "&t=" + (new Date().getTime()); var reqcount = "&req_count=" + count; this.loader("on"); var self = this; var req = new XMLHttpRequest(); req.open("GET", url + fingerprint + reqcount, true); ListPage.xhrRequests.push(req); req.onreadystatechange = function() { if (req.readyState === 4 && (req.status === 200 || req.status === 202)) { eval(req.responseText); self.loader("off"); if (req.status === 200 || req.status !== 202 ) callback(req.status); if (req.status === 202) { if (count < self.maxTries) { setTimeout(function(){ListPage.update(url, ++count, callback)}, self.interval); self.interval += 100; } else { callback(req.status); } } } }; req.send(null); }, loader: function(status) { var spinnerD = document.querySelector('.spinnersD'); var spinnerM = document.querySelector('.spinnersM'); if (spinnerD && spinnerM) { if (status === "on") { spinnerD.className = "spinnersD shownow"; spinnerM.className = "spinnersM shownow"; } else { // hide spinnerD.className = "spinnersD"; spinnerM.className = "spinnersM"; } } }, ajax: function(url, callback) { this.update(url, 1, callback); } }; ListPage.ajax("https://www.skyscanner.ca/trip/hotels/hotel_suggestions?action=index&clean_path=istanbul&controller=topics&country_code=&current_user_id=&filters=&id=2000000000346&klass_name=Region&list_type=attractions&nearby=false&path=istanbul%2Fthings-to-do&place=2000000000346&place_type=City&place_type=region&region=2000000000346", function(status){ if (status === 200) { HotelRates.ajax(); } }); var HotelRates = { hotels: "", ajaxCalls: function(tryIndex) { if (this.hotels) { ListPage.update("https://www.skyscanner.ca/trip/hotels/hotel_rates_list?bookable_only=&country_code=&current_user_id=&locale=en&region=2000000000346" + "&" + this.hotels, tryIndex, function(){ var placeholder = document.querySelectorAll('.metasearch_featured .placeholder'); for (var i = 0; i < placeholder.length; i++) { placeholder[i].style.display='none'; } }); } }, ajax: function() { this.ajaxCalls(1); }, singleAjax: function() { this.ajaxCalls(ListPage.maxTries); } };