34 – Places to visit in İstanbul

Istanbul, which has 39 districts in total , is divided into two parts as European and Anatolian sides . It is possible to come across the historical smelling buildings of Istanbul on both sides.

Historical buildings and natural beauties during the day, and the Bosphorus in the evening you can watch the views of Istanbul with your lover, spouse, children, friends or family can visit without saying summer or winter.

For your day trips, you can get information about the places you want to go from our list of places to visit in Istanbul .

You can find the most popular places to visit in our list of places to visit in Istanbul, which consists of natural beauties and historical buildings .

Eminönü : Eminönü, located in the western part of the Golden Horn,became a district by joining Fatih district on March 7, 2008, when it was originally a district of Istanbul.

Galata Bridge : The Galata Bridge, built on the Golden Horn and connects Eminönü and Karaköy to one, has a long history. Formerly known as the New Bridge Galata Bridge , the new name , I. Abdulmecit’s mother Valide Sultan was built in 1845 by wood.

Restoration work in the 19th century is heavily damaged by an unknown fire. After the fire is completely renewed and opened in June 1992 to replace the historic bridge.

Nowadays it has become a cut out for those who want to fish or eat. More than 30 fish restaurants are located at the bottom of the bridge and you can dine in the light of the city.

Galata Tower : which became the symbol of the city , was first built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius Oilosuz . Construction of the 528 years of the current shape of the wooden structure was completed in 1967 in II. Mahmut was given in time.

Galata Tower , which is 70 meters high , is used today as a breakfast place and as a terrace to view the city.

Maiden’s Tower : The Maiden’s Tower , which has become another symbol of Istanbul, is said to have a history dating back 2500 years . This structure, which has various legends, is claimed to have been built by the Greeks in the 5th century .

Maiden’s Tower; It has been used for a variety of purposes, including collecting taxes from quarantine hospitals , radio stations , lighthouses and commercial ships .

Nowadays, offering a 360-degree view of the Bosphorus to its guests, the Maiden’s Tower is now used as a museum and elegant restaurant and the crossing is provided by small boats on the coast.

Istanbul Bosphorus Bridges : It is also known as inc the pearl of the Bosphorus ile with its elegant architecture that provides highway transportation between Asia and Europe continents . Although there is no trip to the Bosphorus bridges, it is definitely a place to be seen. In the rest of the article, I will touch upon many points that see the strait.

Rumeli Fortress : isbuiltby Fatih Sultan Mehmet just across the Anatolian Hisar in just 4 months just before the conquest of Istanbul.

Rumeli Fortress, which was built to prevent attacks from the north of the Bosphorus, has an area of 60.000 m2 and it is known that there are 300 masters and nearly 800 workers in the construction .

Yedikule Fortress : It is one of the oldest open-air museums in Istanbul. However, it has been renovated by the Ministry of Tourism for 3-4 years and is still closed to visitors.

The Yedikule Fortress, also known as the Yedikule Dungeons, became a historic venue for concerts, events and various events. We hope to share the information that was recently opened here.

Anatolian Fortress : which was built in the narrowest part of the Bosphorus, was built before the Rumeli Fortress and dates back to the 1300s.

It was built by Yıldırım Beyazıt in 1395 where Göksu Creek was poured into the strait .

Covering an area of 7000 m2 , the purpose of the construction of this magnificent work was to prevent the Byzantine aid from the Black Sea road after the conquest of Istanbul.

Yoros Castle: one of the most important historical buildings in the vicinity of Beykoz , was built on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus and the Black Sea.

Yoros Castle, also called Genoese Castle , is the only Byzantine castle built in Istanbul in the 14th century.

Reminds you that you have a tremendous view of the surrounding businesses can establish a beautiful environment with your friends

Hz. Yuşa Hill & TombThe Joshua hill has been accepted as the holy land since the first settlement of Istanbulandit is said that the temple of Zeus had been used beforeandthis temple was converted into a church during the Byzantine period .

Length is known to be very long Hz. Joshua ‘s tomb is located here. The length of his grave is 17 meters . The reason for this is not the length of the body, but the unknown where the grave lies.

The tomb has been respected by all the nations that ruled the country to this day. It is still one of the most visited shrines in Istanbul

Pierre Loti Hill : in love with the name of Turkey 1850 – 1923 the year our country lived French poet Pierre Loti ‘is also to take over.

He lived here on time, embraced and loved it. It is known to be a coffeehouse. When he died, his lovers named him here.

Today it is run by businesses that provide food and beverage services to people. You can take your pancakes against the view of the estuary and sip your tea.

Atatürk Arboretum: means the collection of trees collected for scientific research and observation. This collection started in 1940 and has been extended to the present day. Atatürk Arboretum was established on an area of 296 hectares in Belgrade Forest .

As it is among the peaceful gardens of Istanbul, it is preferred for weekend getaways today. Like everywhere, the Arboretum is quite crowded at weekends

Emirgan grove:  which has a land of 472.000 m2, is known as the . Kyparates IV IV. Tahmasb , son of Emirgune , whom Murat brought with him on his return from Iran , comes from Kulu Khan .

The Emirgan Grove, which contains more than 120 plant and tree species , can participate in tulip festivals in April and have breakfast in one of the 3 kiosks offered at IBB social facilities .

Fatih grove : is famous for its magnificent Bosphorus view andit is also known as Otağtepe Park among the people. Fatih Sultan Mehmet , who is trying to conquer Istanbul, isknown to have set up a tent in this area with the army before the war.

This area has recently been donated to the TEMA Vehbi Koç Foundation , taken care of and greened. Today it is home to 16 thousand 500 plants.

Belgrad Forest : which is the largest forest in Istanbul , takes its name from the village of Belgrade .

The Belgrade Forest , which has been supervised by the Istanbul Forestry Directorate since 1956, has 10 recreation areas where you can spend a pleasant and peaceful day in Istanbul with its  living spaces, hiking trails,  sports fields ,  cafes  and  restaurants  and  children’s playgrounds  .

Gülhane Park , which has an area of approximately 100 thousand m2 , becomes the most colorful in Lale festivals. Also in 1926, the Australian Kripel by Atatürk’s first statue erected in Turkey are taking place here.

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