50 Places to Visit In Istanbul Part 4Travel Guide

50 Places to Visit In Istanbul Part 4

By SU Magazin / 2024-03-25

31- Kariye Museum

Kariye Museum, also known as Chora Church, is a place where history and legends are intertwined in the heart of Istanbul. Located in the Edirnekapı district of Istanbul, this historical building is among the important artifacts of the Byzantine period. Kariye, which was originally built as a church, was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman period and then started to be used as a museum. Kariye Museum is famous for its mosaics and frescoes. These works of art reflect the religious motifs of the Byzantine period, imperial figures and important scenes of Christianity.

32 - Küçüksu Pavilion

On the Bosphorus coast of Istanbul, Küçüksu Pavilion, which carries the peaceful traces of history, is a palace that stands out with its eye-catching view and elegant architecture. This historical building is located at a point where nature and history embrace.

Built by Mahmut II in the mid-19th century, the pavilion is located on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus. The palace reflects the elegance of the period by combining baroque and rococo influences in its architecture.

Located on the shores of the Bosphorus, at the junction of sky and sea, this palace offers a romantic atmosphere and unforgettable memories.

33 - Gülhane Park

Located right next to Topkapı Palace, Gülhane Park started as one of the private gardens belonging to the Ottoman sultans, then opened to public use and became one of Istanbul's popular recreation and sightseeing areas.

We invite everyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get in touch with historical and natural beauties to this green escape point.

34 - Atatürk Arboretum

Atatürk Arboretum, one of the favorite recreational areas of Istanbul, is a unique botanical garden for nature lovers.

The Arboretum was established in 1982 to collect and preserve plant species from different climates and geographies of Turkey. Covering a total area of 296 hectares, Atatürk Arboretum is full of walking paths, ponds, picnic areas and special landscape designs.

35 - Belgrade Forest

Belgrade forest is located just a few kilometers away from the crowded and energetic atmosphere of Istanbul.

The Belgrade Forest covers a vast area of 5,000 hectares, forming a large green area in the north of Istanbul. Within the forest there are wide paths, hiking trails and picnic areas.

In addition to hiking, the ponds in the forest are perfect for birdwatching. These areas, where swans swim in the calm waters and ducks wander around the edges of the ponds, are an ideal place for nature lovers to get away from the chaos of urban life and find peace.

36 - Garipçe

In the rapidly changing and evolving atmosphere of Istanbul, Garipçe stands out as a quiet and peaceful village that tells its own unique story.

You can visit Garipçe's stone houses and flower gardens, get lost in the narrow streets, sit in cafes overlooking the sea and enjoy the view of the Bosphorus. Buildings such as the historical mosque and bakery in the village square reflect the cultural richness of Garipçe.

With its clean beaches, pine forests and open sea views, your day can become a pleasant one.

37 - Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi Palace, one of the palaces reflecting the immense history of Istanbul, is one of the historical and cultural riches that adorn the city as the pearl of the Bosphorus.

Beylerbeyi Palace was built between 1865-1866 by Sultan Abdülaziz. Located on the seashore with a view of the Bosphorus, the palace is one of the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans. It stands out with its elegant woodwork, marble details and aesthetic features of Ottoman architecture.

The palace has served many different purposes over time, and today it has opened its doors to visitors as a museum.

38 - Anadolu Kavağı

Anadolu Kavağı is a peaceful village at the northern end of the Bosphorus. This cozy settlement stands out with its Bosphorus views, historical texture and calm atmosphere.

Anadolu Kavağı takes its name from its location on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus. Anadolu Kavağı Castle, one of the symbols of the village, is a reminder of the strategic importance of the Bosphorus throughout history.

Anadolu Kavağı is also famous for its seafood restaurants, cafes and historical fountains. It is an ideal destination for those who want to taste local flavors and enjoy fish on the Bosphorus. The historic mosques and churches in the village are also open to visitors.

39 - Şile

Located in the east of Istanbul, one of the most distinctive features of Şile is its beaches along the Black Sea coast. The city also appeals to nature lovers with its rural areas surrounded by nature walks and picnic areas.

For shoppers, Şile is famous for its hand-woven fabrics, jewelry made from seashells and unique souvenirs. If you want to keep a memory of that day, you can buy the famous local Şile cloth clothes.

40 - Ağva

A peaceful refuge in the heart of nature, about two hours from Istanbul: Agva.

It is a small town surrounded by the waters of the Sakarya River. The wooden mansions, stone streets and historic churches in the village reflect the respect for the town's past. You can also find handicrafts and local delicacies in the local markets.