İstanbul is the only city that connects two different continents, named as Asia and Europe, to each other and it had become a homeland for different Empires throughout its historical time. This is because, it is visited everyday by thousands of people. Throughout its historical time period, as it had became a life center for milions of people and thousands of culture, it is possible to see that you can see the signs for different cultures in all over the city. When you decide to go to the İstanbul, you will realize that there are billions of alternative places to see. That’s why, we strongly suggest that you should make a categorization in terms of the significance level of the places. If we try to make a categorization that you definitely should see, we can say that you can divide your time according to the Palaces and Villas, Mosques, Churches, Cisterns, Theme Parks, Square and streets.
Best Historical Places Of Istanbul
In İstanbul, which has been selected as the capital of culture of Europe in 2010, the first Palaces and Villas is the first category that paid attention by tourists. The palaces in İstanbul are one of the most important touristic places not only in Turkey or Europe but also in all over the world because of their unique architectural design and the historical values that they contain. If we attempt tp make a list of the palaces in İstanbul that you can visit, it would not wrong to make a list as the palace of Dolmabahçe, Topkapı, Yıldız, Beylerbeyi, Çırağan, Tekfur and Adile Sultan in the side of with the villa of Atatürk in Florya, the pavilion of Aydınlıkavak, Ihlamur, Küçüksu and Hıdiv.
If we attempt tp make a list of the memorial tablets and towers in İstanbul that you can visit, it would not wrong to make a list as Kız Kulesi, Galata Kulesi (Galata tower), Rumeli Hisarı ( the castle of Rumeli), Beyazıt Kulesi (the tower of Beyazıt), Anadolu Hisarı (the castle of Asia), Yoros (Ceneviz) Kalesi.
In İstanbul, there are unique masques with their unique architectural design and the historical value that they carry out throughout the history. They are important historical olaces in İstanbul that worth to see in terms of not only their history but also their cultural background. If we attempt to make a list of the mosques that they should see, it would not be so wrong to make a list as Sultanahmet Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Fatih Mosque, Ortaköy Mosque, Rüstem Paşa Mosque, Beyazıt Mosque, Şehzade Mosque, Kalenderhane Mosque, Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque.
Throughout its historical time, İstanbul has been a homeland for different religion and culture. Within this historical process, there had been built a lot of churches which not only represents different values but also with unique and magnificient architectures. If we attempt to make a list of the churches that they should see, it would not be so wrong to make a list as St. Antony of Padua, Aya İrini (St. Eirene), St. Pierre (Sen Piyer), Ermenani patriarchate, Fener Rum patriarchate- Aya Yorgi, Sakızağacı Surp Asdvazazin, Aya İstefanos Bulgarian, Surp Krikor Lusavoric Ermeni Ortodoks Church, Ortaköy Surp Krikor Lusavoric, Surp Vorvots Vorodman.
If we attempt to make a list of the fountains and cisterns that they should see, it would not be so wrong to make a list as the cistern of Yerebatan, the fountain of Sultan 3. Ahmet, the fountain of German, the fountain of Tophane and the fountain of Sultan 3. Ahmet.
If you have come to İstanbul, it would be shame if you return to your country before seeing the museums. If we attempt to make a list of the museums that they should see, it would not be so wrong to make a list as the muesum of Ayasofya, the museum of Topkapı Palace, the museum of archeology of İstanbul, the museum of Turkish and Islamic artifects, the museum of Mozaic, the museum of Kariye, Miniaturk, the museum of Sabancı, the museum of Rahmi Koç and the museum of lady Sadberk.
If you came to İstanbul for entertainment purposes rather than turistic purposes, there are a lot of enteretainment facilitates which address to every age groups of people. . If we attempt to make a list of the tematic parks that they should see, it would not be so wrong to make a list as Vialand, İstanbul Aquarium, Miniatürk and İstanbul Dolphinarium.
If you want to spent a nice weekend, we can suggest a lot of street, squares and parks in the city. If we attempt to make a list of the parks and squares that they should see, it would not be so wrong to make a list as the park of Yıldız, the park of Gülhane, the park of Emirgan, the park of Romantika Fenerbahçe, the bosket of Fethi Paşa, the bosket of Beykoz, the bosket of Mihrabad, the bosket of Çubuklu Hıdiv İsmail Paşa, the park of Bebek, Ulus, the bosket of Naile Sultan, the square of Sultanahmet,the street of İstiklal, the square of Taksim,the street of Bağdat, the square of Ortaköy, the square of Eminönü, the square of Beyazıt, the street of Divan, the street of Nispetiye, the street of Beşiktaş and Miniatürk Park.