Places to Visit on the European Side
Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque and Yerebatan Sarnıcı
If you are on the Anatolian side you can take the ferry from Kadiköy to Eminönü, from here you will get off at Sultanahmet stop by riding the tram leading to the direction of Bağcılar. After examining the German fountain in Sultanahmet Square, the Egyptian obelisk, the knitting Obelisk and the Serpent column, visit the large water cistern called the famous Basilica of the Byzantine period, where the Ottoman attire and the throne of Sultan and Sultans You can take pictures by sitting.
HISTORICAL SULTAN AHMET KOFTECISI, SULTANAHMET PARK AND EROL STONE COFFEE
After a visit to the Basilica cistern, it is fascinating to examine the famous Blue Mosque from outside and internally. If the wives are open, the historical Sultanahmet Köftecisi is waiting for you in its original form. Leaving Sultanahmet without eating the meatloaf and the pawn of this place will complete the trip incomplete. Only one side-by-side lined up in Sultanahmet, there are many meatballs with historical Sultanahmet Koftecisi. If you want to eat in the original, you should eat at the historical Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim Usta.
The Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the world’s foremost monuments in the history of art and architecture with its dazzling dome, carved marble pillars and unique mosaics, is located in the early places of Istanbul on the European side.
Among the most visited museums, Hagia Sophia is the 8th-largest in the world. .
TOPKAPI PALACE AND GÜLHANE PARK
Our stop after Hagia Sophia is the Topkapi Palace, which is regarded as the historical symbol of Istanbul. The Topkapı Palace, which was built during the reign of Fatih Sultan Mehmet and became a museum in the Republican period, is opened to the public and is at the beginning of historical and touristic places in Istanbul. Since the 600-year-old part of the Ottoman 400 empire was ruled from Topkapı Palace, the palace is of great importance in the historical sense. Topkapi Palace entrance fee 40 TL.
After the visit to Topkapı Palace, you can relax in one of the flowering banks of Gülhane Park, which was used as the outer garden of Topkapı Palace with roses in the Ottoman Empire period, but also Nazim Hikmet’s walnut tree.
PANORAMA 1453 HISTORY MUSEUM
After arriving at Topkapi stop with the Kabataş-Bagcilar Metro, you should visit the Historical Museum of Panorama 1453, the first panoramic museum in Turkey, located within the boundaries of Topkapi Cultural Park, about 150-200 meters away. In this museum, a conquering feast awaits you, offering spectacular visuals, where ball sounds, mehter music and Ottoman horses are used as effects of their personalities. In a large room, you are watching the conquest of Istanbul in the walls of Istanbul, miles away. In the world, 360 degrees of panoramic pictures are displayed in a circular manner. The Panorama 1453 Museum is the only place where the sky is included in the picture and the entire half sphere is exhibited in these sizes. It’s an important place to see.
BEYAZIT SQUARE, SAAFLAR BAZAAR, GRAND BAZAAR AND SPICE BAZAAR
You can easily reach Beyazit square when you land at Beyazit stop using Kabataş-Bağcılar Metro. After watching Beyazit Square and the famous Istanbul University entrance, you can visit the famous Sahaflar Bazaar nearby, if you are interested in books.
This area is also the southwest entrance to the famous Grand Bazaar. From here you enter the Grand Bazaar to the Egyptian bazaar and Eminönü direction, walk to the excursion and discover the historical city of Istanbul, you feel the spice shops that sell some kind of spices, dried nuts, and made your shopping in Eminönü Portfolios.
EYÜP SULTAN Mosque and PIERRE LOTI
You can visit Eyüp Sultan Mosque, which is one of the biggest heritages left by the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul and the districts that have lived the old Istanbul spirit from the Golden Horn.
In the historical Eyüp Sultan casserole, you can eat the Eyüp casseroles, which is a kind of mined pita, and go to Pierre Loti Hill from here. In the historic Pierre Loti coffee, you can enjoy Istanbul with its salebining or Turkish coffee in the view of the Golden Horn.
BEYOĞLU, TAKSIM, GALATA TOWER
, You can also switch to Taksim from attractions in Istanbul. You can walk along Istiklal Street from Taksim Square when you arrive in Taksim
If you want to try the flavor of chocolate, you should try the Beyoglu chocolate with hazelnut from Beyoğlu chocolate.
. You can visit the fish market across from Galatasaray High School, the most famous kokorewons of Istanbul at the entrance of the fish market, the kokorec or a pan of mussels from the top of the bakery in Mercan. It is also quite enjoyable to eat and drink at Nevizade Street or the historical flower passage. You can then proceed to the Asmalımescit Tunnel and explore the surrounding area.
By the way, you can explore Galata Tower, one of Istanbul’s important symbols. You can go to Galata Tower, one of the oldest towers in the world, and admire the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus Strait as a panoramic view.