Istanbul attractions and things to do
Awe-inspiring Byzantine building with a rich, complex history.
Great views abound while cruising the strait that famously divides east and west.
Grand Ottoman royal complex full of beauty and treasures.
Beautiful small church with stunning frescos and mosaics.
Büyükada - The Princes’ Islands
Relaxation and recreation on Istanbul’s favourite holiday retreat.
Impressive waterfront fortress with great Bosphorus views.
Well-run small museum with high-quality art and artefact exhibits.
Cool contemporary art venue with a great location and café.
Istanbul Archaeological Museums
Rich collection of classical and pre-classical antiquities from Turkey and the region.
Massive covered marketplace full of colourful sights and shops.