Istanbul is one of the most inspiring and intriguing city in the world. Every month, every season the enchanting city attracts visitors all over the world. May be in culture, arts, food or shopping there is always something new for everyone and every taste. The city spand two continents Europe and Asia.
The city is very big and full of fascination at every turn that’s why it can quicky become overwhelming. In today’s post I would like to share bucket list for Istanbul. No matter how much time you spend in Istanbul you will never ‘see it all’ but see, eat and do your way through tp the best of your ability. Whether you are vising for a couple days or a couple weeks, you can easily discover Istanbul with this list.
Visit Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia was once a church, later became a mosque then established as a museum. Since 2020, it re opened as a mosque.
Turkish Hammam focuses on intense cleaning. Your skin will be very soft and glowy.
Take a Ferry Ride Across the Bosphorus
The Bosphorus bridge connects Europe with Asia. You can take a cruise to see both sides.
Another local food is Simit. You can eat it plain or wih preserves such as cream cheese, jam or nutella.
Visit The Blue Mosque
The interior of mosque decored with more than 20,000 handmade color blue tiles.
Visit Grand Bazaar
A visit to Grand Bazaar should be in your Istanbul bucket list. You can find amazing jewelries.
Eat Turkish Ice Cream
The difference between normal ice cream and Turkish ice cream is texture. It is a melt resistant and unqiue flavours such as mastic gum flavour
Visit Topkapı Place
Toplapı palace one the residence of Sultans from the Ottoman Empire.
Istanbul trip can’t be completed without visiting Spice Market. The market offers delicious spices all around the world alongside delicious teas, Turkish delight and nuts.
Visit Galata Tower
Galata tower is one of the must see places in Istanbul. The tower offers one of the best views in the entire city.
Baklava is one of the most popular Turkish dessert.
Visit Basilica Cistern
It is a largest and impressive cistern in underneath of Istanbul.