Things to do in Istanbul

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Top 10 things to do


Topkapı Palace Museum

The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a big museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located in the former residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans, in the heart of Istanbul.

4.5 (476 reviews)

Hagia Sophia History And Experience Museum

Learn about the history and heritage of Hagia Sophia

3.7 (11 reviews)

Istanbul City Cards

See the best bits of Istanbul and save money and time when you combine admission fees for major attractions with a city card. Any one of these Istanbul city cards gives you access to dozens of attractions and services – the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern are all within reach. Some city cards include unlimited public transport on a bus or Bosphorus cruise, and provide audio guides in multiple languages.

4.3 (43 reviews)

Hagia Sophia

See this world-famous mosque in the middle of Istanbul

4.4 (543 reviews)

Istanbul Cruises

Istanbul Cruises – enjoy an unforgettable experience and take in the iconic views

4.1 (39 reviews)


Hodjapasha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic, near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), the building now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions since 2008.

4.8 (38 reviews)

Istanbul Dinner Cruises

Enjoy delicious cuisine on a cozy cruise in Istanbul

4.1 (19 reviews)

The Blue Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque due to its blue-tiled interior, is the most important mosque in Istanbul. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I between 1609-1616, and was designed to compete with the majesty of Hagia Sophia. It is located next to the Byzantine Hippodrome in the old city center.

4.1 (33 reviews)

Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern is a chamber built in the 6th century to hold 80,000 cubic meters of water. It is located under the streets of Istanbul, supported by arches and 336 marble columns.

4.4 (227 reviews)

Çemberlitaş Hamamı

Located in the heart of the historical peninsula, at a walking distance from Grand Bazaar and serving since 1584, the historical Çemberlitaş Hamam is waiting for you!

3.8 (6 reviews)

Hand-picked combinations

Combine Istanbul favorites. Some things are better together.