Places to Visit in Istanbul

Places to Visit in Istanbul;

Although there are more than 100 places to visit when it comes to places to visit in Istanbul, as a Foodie-ist family, we will definitely talk about 5 places to visit.

Istanbul, which has been one of the most important cities in the world for an average of 16 centuries, has been ruled under the rule of many different civilizations and different nations. Dozens of historical monuments and artifacts found in the city, which bear the traces of all the civilizations and nationalities that it hosts on its territory, have turned Istanbul into a huge museum in itself. It doesn’t end with counting the places to visit in Istanbul, where you can meet a different historical texture in each district. Many natural and historical Dec, especially palaces, mosques, museums, parks, gardens, are among the must-see places.

1- Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace, located on the Historical Peninsula, which is the most preferred area of tourists in Istanbul, ranks first among Dec places to visit in Istanbul. The Topkapi Palace, located in Sarayburnu in the Fatih district, was built after the conquest of Istanbul and served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years.

It has witnessed the most magnificent history of the Ottoman Period. Topkapi Palace, which was turned into a museum on April 3, 1924, also went down in history as the first museum of the Republic of Turkey. it is one of the largest palace museums in the world, as it covers an area of 300,000 square meters and has about 300,000 archival documents.

When you go to visit the museum, you can visit the Harem section, the Cardigan-ı Saadet Apartment, the Private Room, Babu’s Saade and the Garden of Mansions separately. You should also definitely visit the Istanbul Library, where there are portraits of sultans, their clothes and weapons. Dec Tuesdays, you can visit Topkapi Palace between 10:00 and 17:30 on weekdays and between 10:30 and 17:30 on weekends.

2- Sultanahmet Square

Sultanahmet Square is a favorite point of tourist trips in Istanbul. At the same time, the best restaurant in Istanbul, Foodie-ist, is also located around this square. Sultanahmet Square, which was used as a hippodrome during the rule of the Roman Empire, was also used as a hippodrome during the reign of the Byzantine Empire. That’s why it was known as Horse Square in those years.

At that time, the locals always gathered and had fun on this square, fairs and all kinds of shows were held. Obelisks such as the Obelisk, the Serpentine Column and the Knitted Obelisk, the remains of which can still be seen today, are positioned to divide the hippodrome in half. Nowadays, they are among the most important historical items of the photographs taken in Sultanahmet Square.

The square got its current name after it was built in 1616 from the Blue Mosque, which was one of the first mosques that came to mind when we called it places to visit in Istanbul. After seeing the square, you should definitely visit the mosque. After the Blue Mosque, you should definitely continue your trip with attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Ibrahim Pasha Palace, German Fountain and Aya Irini Church. Of course, after all these trips, you will be hungry and tired. You can quickly create a reservation on our foodie-ist contact page and make mouth-worthy choices from our award-winning chefs’ menu after your trip.

3- Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque, the most famous and imposing mosque in Istanbul, is very Dec Decisively visited not only among domestic tourists, but also among foreign tourists. Foreign tourists often know the mosque by the name Blue Mosque, which means Blue Mosque. The most important reason for this is that the interior of the mosque is fully furnished with 21 thousand 43 Iznik tiles and has a blue image by weight.

Sultan I. 17 By order of Ahmed. it was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa, one of the students of Architect Sinan, in the XII century, and is located directly opposite Hagia Sophia. The Blue Mosque has 16 honorifics, and these 16 honorifics are Sultan I. Ahmet’s was the 16th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. it means that he will become its ruler. the diameter of its dome, which is 43 meters high, measures 23.5 meters. When all this and the complex of the mosque are combined, the Blue Mosque is one of the largest Dec in Istanbul. Since the mosque is open for worship, it gets quite crowded on Fridays and religious holidays. Therefore, we recommend that you prefer calmer days when you go for a tour to see the mosque from an architectural point of view.

4- Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern is one of the most valuable buildings remaining in Istanbul since the Byzantine Empire period. Built in 532 on the orders of Emperor Justinian, this cistern was used for the water needs of the palace and the people in those years. Even after the conquest of Istanbul, it continued to be used as a water source for some time.

Since the Stoa Basilica was located in the cistern in the past, the Basilica was also called the Basilica Cistern and the Basilica Palace as a result of the columns coming out of the water. the most mysterious artifact in the Basilica Cistern, which is 140 meters long and 70 meters wide, is the Head of Medusa. The statue, located under two columns located to the northwest of the cistern, is one of the most important works of the Roman Period, but it is not known how it came to the cistern.

In addition to its touristic beauty, the Basilica Cistern is also a very important place in a cultural sense. Numerous concerts and recitals of domestic and foreign artists have been organized here. Especially with the lighting arrangements made during these concerts, the events become quite impressive.

You can visit the Basilica Cistern every day of the week. In winter, you can Dec Dec from 09:00 to 17:30, in summer from 09:00 to 18:30 for an entrance fee of 15 TL.

After visiting the cistern, you can come and relax in the middle of history by sipping your coffee against the view of Hagia Sophia at the Foodie-ist right next to it.

4- Foodie-Ist is the Best Restaurant in Sultanahmet

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Located in the middle of history, this restaurant is located both on Sultanahmet Square and right next to the Basilica Cistern. After visiting the historical beauties mentioned above, you can taste the menus of our award-winning chefs and take a breather by drinking your coffee while enjoying the view of Hagia Sophia. Would you like to be hosted by the Foodie-ist family based on our friendly staff, delicious food, fast service and 100% customer satisfaction principle?

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