The centre of modern Istanbul surrounded by dozens of restaurants, hotels, and retail stores. Home to the Independence Monument, constructed in 1928 to memorialize the founding of the Turkish Republic.
Tallest building in the world at the time of its construction in 1348. Provides panoramic views of Istanbul at 67 meters high. Previously used as a jail, observatory and watchtower during the Ottoman period.
Watch dozens of local fishermen throw their lines over the bridge from dawn to dusk. Dine at a seafood or traditional Turkish restaurant below the bridge. Admire the city from a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait.
One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world which began as a hub for Mediterranean trade in the 17th century. Now covers over 60 streets with over 4000 stalls. Find everything from clothes, fine jewellery, and knick-knacks to sweets, tea leaves, and spices.