50 Places to Visit In Istanbul Part 5Travel Guide

50 Places to Visit In Istanbul Part 5

By SU Magazin / 2024-05-03

41 - Bağdat Avenue

This long avenue is the shopping and entertainment center of the city and is known for its luxury shops, cafes and restaurants, colorful shop windows and energy.

The cafes and restaurants on the street serve a wide range of cuisines from international to Turkish, from coffee breaks to snacks. Walking along Bağdat Avenue, window-shopping and sitting in cafes is one of the most enjoyable ways to feel the pulse of Istanbul's social life.

42 - Kuzguncuk

Kuzguncuk is named after the ravens, one of the bird species of the neighborhood. This neighborhood, full of historical houses and narrow streets, symbolizes tolerance by bringing together different religious structures with its churches and mosques. The minaret of Kuzguncuk Mosque and the tranquility of Yahya Efendi Tomb are among the important buildings reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood.

One of the most attractive features of Kuzguncuk is that it is located on the coastline.

To enjoy Kuzguncuk, you can take a nice walk on the beach and sit in the cafes of the neighborhood.

43 - Kanlıca

Kanlıca is a quiet neighborhood that preserves the beauty and history of the Bosphorus. Kanlıca is especially famous for its mansions and lush gardens on the Bosphorus coast. Known for being neighboring the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, this region attracts attention with its historical stone houses, elegant wooden doors and architecture.

The most prominent flavor of the district is the world-famous Kanlıca yogurt and clotted cream.

You can enjoy this unique flavor in the neighborhood's cafes or beachside venues and invite you for a pleasant break with a view of the Bosphorus.

44 - Mihrabat Nature Park

Mihrabat nature park is located in Kartal district. Built in the 16th century by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, it is famous for the Mihrabat Pavilion.

The pond located in the grove, sitting by the water's edge watching the swans or taking in the beauty of the reflection is the perfect way to enjoy the tranquility that Mihrabat nature park has to offer.

45 - Anatolian Fortress

Bearing the traces of the Ottoman Empire and dazzling with its architecture and historical atmosphere, this fortress continues to fascinate visitors who want to experience the unique beauties of the Bosphorus to the fullest.

The Anatolian Fortress was built by Sultan Abdülmecid in 1855. This magnificent structure attracts attention with its details reflecting the elegance of Ottoman architecture. Built with white stones, the fortress is an example reflecting the luxury and splendor of the period.

Anadolu Fortress is waiting for those who want to take a romantic break against the view of the Bosphorus, breathing in the historical atmosphere of Istanbul.

46 - Çamlıca Hill

One of the highest points in the city, this enormous hill offers a panoramic view.

The hill consists of two separate hills: Büyük Çamlıca Hill and Küçük Çamlıca Hill. Büyük Çamlıca Hill offers a 360-degree view, making for pleasant moments. From here you can see the bridges of the Bosphorus, the silhouette of the historical peninsula and the skyscrapers of modern Istanbul. If you want to watch the sunset, Çamlıca Hill is the ideal place for that.

47 - Otağtepe

Otağtepe is located in one of the quiet neighborhoods of Beykoz. The sunset is quite enjoyable on this hill located among the lush pines. You can also enjoy the view of the Bosphorus.

The hill takes its name from the word "otağ", which was given to the accommodations of Ottoman sultans throughout history.

You can enjoy the view of the Bosphorus with the resting areas and benches on the hill.

48 - Moda

Moda is a neighborhood that has been home to many cultures throughout history. Kadıköy Moda stands out not only for its historical structure but also for its vibrant and dynamic social life. The cafes, boutique shops and art galleries on its streets offer visitors a wide range of shopping, culture, coffee breaks and delicious snacks.

49 - Fenerbahçe Park

On the Asian side of Istanbul, in the heart of Kadıköy district, one of the places where green and blue embrace: Fenerbahçe Park.

One of the most striking features of Fenerbahçe Park is the walking and cycling trails along the coast.

The park has large green areas, ponds, diverse vegetation and relaxing landscaping. You can take a walk here, relax on the grass and enjoy getting away from the noise of the city.

50 - Balat

Balat is famous for its historic houses, churches and synagogues dating back to the early Ottoman Empire. Balat is a multicultural neighborhood where communities from different religions live together.

Balat has also become a center of attraction for art lovers with its colorful houses, street art and graffiti works. As you stroll through the narrow streets, the artwork on the walls reflects the dynamic and creative energy of the neighborhood.

When you take a walk in Balat, you can get lost among the historic stone buildings, explore antique shops and have a traditional Turkish coffee.

Another important feature of Balat is its delicious and authentic restaurants. You can try the flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine in the restaurants in the neighborhood and have an unforgettable dining experience in the historical atmosphere of the neighborhood.