It often happens that people come to Istanbul on business and they have little time to get acquainted with the city.
Especially for such people, we have prepared a route, following which you can see the most famous places of Istanbul in a day.
We start our journey from the Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest markets in the world. It has approximately 65-70 streets and more than 4,000 shops. You can find everything here, but we do not advise you to shop there. Prices are very high for tourists. For example, an item costs $ 20. At the Grand Bazaar, it will be sold for 100 or even more dollars.
Therefore, we recommend that you just walk around this historic place, but in no case do not shop there.
Address: Sokak 12, Kapalicarsi, Istanbul 34126
After the Grand Bazaar, we go to Sultanahmet Square
SULTANAHMET Square is the most important and ancient square in Istanbul. There are 2 iconic sights of Istanbul; the Hagia SOPHIA Mosque and the BLUE MOSQUE. We recommend visiting both mosques and enjoying the incredible atmosphere inside them.
Address: Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul
One of the most visited and beautiful places in Istanbul. It was once part of the garden of the Topkapi Palace. Having survived the fire and reconstruction, today the park is a cozy and atmospheric place with fountains, alleys and fragrant flowers. It also hosts an annual tulip festival.
Address: Cankurtaran, Kennedy Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul
A great place to enjoy the majestic Bosporus, as well as views of the city’s unusual houses and the Galata Tower.
You can also enjoy delicious fish in one of the restaurants.
Address: Eminönü, Rüstem Paşa, Fatih/İstanbul
No less significant than the Grand Bazaar market for Istanbul. Here they sell mainly spices and spices. By the way, it is much cleaner here than in the Grand Bazaar
We also recommend you to visit this atmospheric bazaar and add +1 place to the piggy bank of the main attractions of Istanbul.
Address: Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul
Whenever you come to the Galata Bridge, you will always find two unchanging things: gulls and fishermen.
We recommend you to walk along this historic bridge and enjoy the sea atmosphere of the city.
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Galata Köprüsü, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
A tourist attraction in Istanbul that does not need advertising and is visited by almost everyone who comes here
The tower offers an incredible view of the city. The whole difficult path to it is worth it, what kind of view it opens and the sensations that you will experience.
The entrance ticket costs approximately 30 Turkish liras.
Address: Bereketzade, Galata Kulesi, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
The busiest and main street of the city. There are many different shops, cafes and restaurants, and it is also on this street that the famous red retro tram goes.
Life here is in full swing both day and night. We walk and continue to enjoy the atmosphere of the city…
Address: İstiklal Cd., Beyoğlu/İstanbul
A place where almost all the street events of the city are organized. There are several architectural monuments on the square: the 12-meter monument “Republic”, sculptures of military figures Ataturk, Fevzi Cakmak and Ismet Inonu. From here, you can reach almost anywhere in Istanbul by public transport. The transport interchange is just a class.
Address: Taksim Meydanı, Gümüşsuyu, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Bosporus Ferry Ride
To finish the day, you can take a ferry ride along the Bosporus and enjoy the views of the city from the water and the fresh sea air
There are separate tours of the Bosporus, which cost approximately 20-35 Turkish liras. But if you want to save money, we recommend a ride on the ferry, which is used by the Turks to get from one part of the city to another. The cost is 3.5 Turkish liras, and the views are the same and the duration is about the same.
Here is a selection of the sights of Istanbul for 1 day. If you have something to add, write in the comments.