Attractions in Istanbul

The Bosphorus, the straits between Asia and Europe. Take a traditional steamboat ride to enjoy the array of colours and scented breezes, and admire the palaces and old mansions as you pass under bridges that connect two continents.

The Egyptian Spice Bazaar, built in the 17th century AD next to the Golden Horn, is the second-largest covered bazaar in Istanbul and sells medicines and spices. Open everyday between 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

The Cistern Basilica, a Byzantine cistern from the 6th century AD built by Justinian I, features fine brick vaulting supported by 336 types of columns brought here from different parts of the Empire. Open everyday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.The entrance fee is TL25.

The Blue Mosque, famous for the beautiful blue tile work ornamenting its walls, this mosque is surrounded by six slim minarets that distinguish it from other mosques. Open everyday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Topkapi Palace, the first Ottoman palace to be built in the newly conquered capital of the Empire, this is an organic complex of various kiosks, gardens and areas spread over the tip of the historical peninsula at the entrance to the Golden Horn. Open daily between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays).The entrance fee is TL25.

Dolmabahce Palace, this palace housed Sultans and their families before the Republic, after which it was used by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk during his visits to Istanbul. Atatürk died here on November 10, 1938. Open daily between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Mondays & Thursdays). The entrance fee is TL40 for foreign guests and TL20 for local guests.

The Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre, the ICEC has everything you need to organize memorable and successful congresses and exhibitions in the imperial city of Istanbul. The only place in Istanbul where 3,500 delegates can sit down together for a five-star gala dinner, ICEC offers you an outstanding combination of state-of-the-art facilities and superior service.

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