5 Top Most Visited Places in Istanbul 2022

In the world’s heart, with the most focal location, there’s one of the most charming intercontinental metropolitans globally, Istanbul, the Mediterranean sea bride, a historical spot where you can distinguish the magical mix of being centered between east and west, and enjoy the urban civilization and historical heritage, all and more you can find in Istanbul, Turkey.

Meantime in this article, we’re accompanying you to top-rated tourist attractions in Istanbul that you will regret if you don’t visit and enjoy its beauty:

1-  the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque:
Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia church, from which the Byzantine Emperor Justinian ruled the world, became later a mosque that illustrated the power and ottoman domination over  Constantinople.

Ottomans transacted Hagia Sophia, The church, into a mosque till the beginning of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in the early 90s; Hagia Sophia mosque became a national museum; in 2020, Hagia Sophia was restored to being a mosque, in which prayers are held five times a day. You must visit this wonderful mosque, regardless of your religious background, because the symbols of Mary and Christ beside the name of God and the Prophet Muhammad will give you an incredible aura of reassurance and spirituality that you will not find anywhere in the world.

2- Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayi)
Fatih, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century in the heart of Istanbul, the European section of the city, overlooking the Bosphorus

Topkapi Palace was the Ottoman sultan’s accommodation palace; the Islamic museum that opened within the golden wall of Topkapi palace possesses Prophet Mouhammad’s items, plus various fantastic golden Islamic art masterpieces.

The inner courtyard is divided into three sections: the main sanctuary, the women’s sanctuary, and the sanctuary designated for servants and workers in the palace, including the kitchen.

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3- Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii):
Sultan Ahmet, Fatih, Istanbul

Blue Mosque is one of the immortal architectural masterpieces; it gets its strength from being a similar architectural illustration for the Great Mosque of Mecca. It owns the seven minarets precisely like the one in Mecca.

The internal design is fabulously astonishing; it has such a spiritual aura that would lock you inside.

4- the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı):
Beyazıt, Fatih, İstanbul

Between the Nuruosmanıye Mosque and the magnificent Beyazıt Mosque, you will find the fabulous Grand Bazaar, which has recently been a global eternal symbol that resembles Turkey, with its internal architecture, and colors, flavors, and noisy sounds, that for many, represents the Turkish culture. Actually, it is considered a crime to come to Turkey and go without visiting the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı); you must go and explore and see the charm of Istanbul within its wall.

5- Dolmabahçe Palabecamelmabahçe Sarayi):
Besiktas, Istanbul

Dolmabahçe Palace is a simulator of European architecture in the 19th century, a mix between east and east, with the most splendid Bosphorus view.

Dolmabahçe Palace became the residence palace for Ottoman sultans after the Topkapi Palace. Later became the residence of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, where he passed away; where you can see his office and bedroom suite, where he spent his last days.

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* https://www.millisaraylar.gov.tr/en/visiting-information

Actually, it’s impossible to explore all the charming places of Istanbul in one article; meanwhile, all you should do is follow our following articles to discover the hidden top places in Istanbul that you must visit, or you can connect with us, Maximum Property’s team will be ready to fill your list with a fat bunch of exciting recommendations for tourist attractions and also keep you updated with latest offers within the real estate market in Istanbul, regardless the sorts you’re looking for, a villa in Istanbul, or a successful real estate investment in Turkey, will always be ready to give you all the best.

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