4 Popular Places in Istanbul Turkey

Hi Travelers, Istanbul provides rich social, cultural, and commercial activities like opera, ballet and theater. Live shows and concerts are hosted in historical places such as the Hagia Irene, Rumeli Fortress, Yedikule Castle, the Topkapı Palace, the Gülhane Park, the Atatürk Cultural Center and the Cemal Reşit Rey Hall. The Dogancay Museum, Turkey’s first contemporary art museum is dedicated to the work of its founder Burhan Dogancay. The Rahmi M. Koç Museum on the Golden Horn is an industrial museum that exhibits historic industrial history such as cars, boats, submarines and aircrafts. 

The Archaeology Museum is one of the largest museums with more than 1,000,000 archaeological pieces from the Mediterranean basin, the Balkans, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The Mosaic Museum contains the late Roman and early Byzantine floor mosaics and wall ornaments of the Great Palace of Constantinople. There are many night clubs, pubs, restaurants and taverns with live music in the city. The areas around Istiklal Avenue and Nişantaşı have cafés, restaurants, pubs and clubs, galleries, theaters and cinemas. 

1. Prince’s Islands 
The Prince’s Islands is an ideal place to explore and relax for a few days away from the main city. The Princes' Islands (Prens Adaları) are a group of the nine islands in the Marmara Sea, south of Kartal and Pendik. The islands are in the Sea of Marmara, reachable on a day trip by boat from Istanbul. You can visit them by ferry boats or high-speed catamaran Seabus from Eminönü and Bostancı. Şile is a well-known Turkish resort on the Black Sea, 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Istanbul. Kilyos is a small resort not far from Bosphorus at the Black Sea. There are many restaurants and night clubs to visit.  

2. Çamlica Hill 
Çamlica Hill overlooks the city and offers amazing view. The degree panoramic view is relaxing and beautiful and one of the highlights of any holiday to Istanbul. 

3. The Old Sea Walls in the Fatih District 
The old sea walls are located close to Istanbul’s oldest monuments, churches and tombs. They helped to shape the old walled city, and are a great place to visit.  

4. Gulet Cruising 
Gulets Cruises are traditional Turkish sailing boats that have usually been converted for luxury tours and tourists on holiday in Turkey.

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