Tourism in Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum
The museum is one of the most important museums and places of tourism in Istanbul, Istanbul, and the attractions that are witnessing a great turnout in Turkey. It is located in the European section in the Sultanahmet area. It attracts many tourists to enjoy its amazing building and wonderful decorations, whose history extends to the wonderful periods of the Turkish state. The museum is witnessing an annual increase in the number of tourists and visitors, especially from Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The museum was built over a church for 16 centuries, and it turned into a mosque in the Ottoman era after the conquest of Istanbul / Constantinople, 1453 AD, by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, nicknamed the Fatih, and it continued as a collector after the establishment of the Turkish Republic in the last century. And later it was turned into the “Hagia Sophia” museum.
Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening, and on Mondays from 9:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening, the prices of entrance tickets are 72 Turkish liras for adults and children under the age of 8, entry is free.
Sultanahmet Square contains many famous tourist attractions and the most famous destinations in Istanbul, such as the Hagia Sophia, the Giant Column and the famous German Fountain, in addition to many large and luxurious hotels that provide a lot of services to their guests. As for those who love to enjoy life and feel the pulse of the poet, there are many restaurants, cafes and shops where you can buy souvenirs.
Also, one of the places of tourism that cannot be missed is the Hagia Sophia Mosque, which is considered one of the most important places of tourism on Sultan Ahmed Street, where you can spend the best times in it between enjoying watching his church-shaped designs, and its tiles made of bricks, in addition to the original mosaic paintings, And the remains of the Ottoman monuments, therefore, a group of historians consider it the eighth wonders of the world, and we also do not forget the historical Hagia Sophia bath if you are a fan of Turkish baths.
But if you were lucky and went to Turkey during the month of Ramadan, you will find some shops displaying Ramadan artworks in this square in front of the Islamic Museum, and there are small domes on these shops so that you feel that you have returned to the time of the Ottoman era. Now, this square is considered the lifeblood of Istanbul and not only the most famous metro station. This square can be reached easily by using the m2 metro line and getting off at Taksim station. It is one of the most famous streets of Istanbul
Taksim Square is one of the most important squares in Turkey and the best place for tourism in Istanbul, and it contains a very large number of restaurants and cafes that offer many delicious dishes for all its visitors and the prices are appropriate for the quality of the product that is offered. It is the center of the modern city and one of the most important tourist attractions in it the Republic Monument, which represents the fifth anniversary of the proclamation of the state of Turkey. This square is considered one of the best tourist destinations for visitors as it is located in the heart of the city and is near restaurants, cafes, hotels and transportation.
Taksim is famous for its bustling nightlife, shopping malls and restaurants, and branches off Taksim Square that includes the Republic Monument. Antique trams run along Istiklal Street, which forms the main pedestrian street in the city and is full of buildings from the 19th century, and includes a chain of international stores, cinemas and cafes. The many side streets are lined with antique shops and rooftop restaurants overlooking the Bosphorus.
You can buy gifts and souvenirs from the large shops and bazaars located in the markets of Taksim Turkey, and Taksim restaurants are among the best restaurants in Istanbul, and to enjoy a unique atmosphere, street arts are spread in the square of musicians and performers.
It is considered the largest amusement park in Istanbul, the city / Vialand / has recently changed its name to become Esfanbul, one of the strangest and most beautiful amusement parks, located in Istanbul, with an area of 600 thousand square meters – consisting of entertaining and entertaining sections, electronic games for children, electric cars and water slides, and for young people Roller Coaster Game.
It has the largest cinema hall, the strongest adventure and suspense films, a center for shows and entertainment for parties and theatrical shows, breaks with the most delicious refreshments and a variety of food
And it has the largest shopping mall, many and varied brands, boys’ and women’s clothes, men’s clothing, bouquets of the finest international perfume brands, leather and accessories, special stores of Turkish heritage of clothes, food and musical instruments. It is a multi-destination world in one space.
It is considered the largest aquatic zoo in the Middle East, as it is a park of a large area and size with a large number of marine creatures and aquatic organisms and therefore it has an advanced arrangement at the level of the world, and it is one of the entertainment places that give you a sense of pleasure and excitement located near the seashore in the Flora area to which Siri is going The creatures are what he loves him
You can see water shows and scenes of marine fish, as it contains 15 thousand marine organisms, which will include birds, amphibians, reptiles, and 1500 species of fish. Marine life is classified in basins such as marine life basin found in the Mediterranean and marine life basin in the Red Sea. Visitors to the Aquarium also enjoy watching amphibians, including frogs, crocodiles and snakes. An educational trip for children to learn about the creatures of the seabed
Snow amusement park in Istanbul
One of the attractive and exotic entertainment centers, which annually attracts more than a million tourists, provides the highest levels of entertainment services for different age groups, an atmosphere of coldness and enjoyment throughout the week.
There is a souvenir shop, a lounge and a café, photos that include the city’s snowy landmarks can be bought as well, and souvenir photos can be taken with the clothes of residents of the glacier regions that are distributed to visitors.
An integrated museum of black and white chocolate was designed inside the Palette Chocolate Factory, four floors high, sculpted by Turkish artists, to be the most delicious Istanbul museums to taste hot chocolate from the chocolate waterfall. (esenyurt) north of Istanbul.
You can buy the most beautiful souvenirs, including models of Istanbul’s landmarks made of chocolate, or get some products from the chocolate factory in Istanbul. Istanbul Chocolate Museum’s working hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 in the morning until 17:00 in the evening. Entrance prices Entry price from 6 years old to above 20 Turkish liras. For children from 0 to 5 years admission is free.
The Chocolate Museum in Istanbul can be accessed from Taksim in several ways, including the metro: by taking Yenikapi metro, then bus No. 146T, or by bus, by taking Bus No. 76D, from Taksim station to Yesil Tepe station near the museum. Or bus No. 76E from Taksim station to Yeşilebe station near the museum, or bus No. 79T from Taksim station to H Alani, then take Bus No. 146 to the museum directly.
This museum was devoted to the administration of government during the days of the Ottoman Empire, designed in the form of the Ottoman camps, and it is a museum rich in archaeological and historical collectibles, gifts and jewelry that were presented to its princesses, and includes from the inside spacious halls overlooking the Bosphorus, dining halls.
It also includes balconies with decorations and inscriptions in Ottoman letters, and the haramlek with 250 rooms, rich in Chinese and European ceramics, weapons, clothes and carts, jewelry made of precious stones, medals, medals and things made of precious metals such as gold and silver. Daily visits except for Tuesday, the ticket price is 15 Turkish lira
It has an area of seven hundred thousand square meters and is surrounded by fences that are five kilometers long. It is an amazing museum, one of its most important pillars is the rag section of happiness, as it contains sacred trusts like the sword of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, his footprints, his bow, hairs from his honorable beard, and some of his personal items, in addition to the swords of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, Joseph’s turban, peace be upon him, and many other trusts Holy, and one of the most famous places of tourism in Istanbul.
You can get headphones “headphone” that explains every section and corner in the palace in Arabic, you can find it at the entrance to the palace for 10 pounds, and the headphones are refundable. The way to use it is very easy, as you can select the language and then enter the number that you see in front of the section you want to hear information about. The working hours are from Wednesday to Monday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Tuesdays are closed. Entrance fees: The palace is 12 Turkish liras, the treasury is 10 Turkish liras, the sanctuary is 10 Turkish liras, the palace can be reached by tram and get off at Gülhane station and it can also be reached by bus
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Sultanahmet is one of the most important shrines in Istanbul, the most famous of which is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. This mosque is one of Istanbul’s distinctive landmarks, it is a very valuable architectural masterpiece and all prayers are held in it to this day. It is called the “Blue Mosque”. It is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in this region, and very large numbers of tourists visit it annually.
With its six minarets and its location that adorns the old Istanbul skyline, this mosque, known as the Blue Mosque, embodies one of the most important examples of the splendor of Islamic and Ottoman art. Besides its stunning exterior design, it also dazzles its visitors with its incomparable interior art That’s 20,000 blue bricks adorning its domed ceiling, and hundreds of unique Islamic decorations, which give the mosque an amazing spirituality.
Naky Bay Beach
This coast is one of the most important beaches of Istanbul, as it ranks first among the beaches of Istanbul, due to the cleanliness of the beach. It is one of the distinctive places for many visitors from different parts of the world,
Naky Bay Beach includes many ways of enjoyment and entertainment, through many water games on the beach, including slides and umbrellas, as well as many seats that provide comfort to visitors from families, Naki Bay Beach is characterized by that it is completely safe beaches For children, because it is one of the beaches completely free of rocks, as it includes only pleasant golden sand.