5 Best Historical Places To Visit In Istanbul Turkey

Do you want to be lost in the rich historic history of Istanbul?

Istanbul is a city in Turkey and according to research millions of tourists visit this city and it is one of the most visiting cities in the world.

I think there will be something special about this city so that’s why tourists visit here. Stick with this article till the end because we will uncover the 5 best historical places in Istanbul that make Istanbul Istanbul.

List Of The Historical Places In Instanbul Which You Must See:

  1. Blue Mosque
  2. Topkapi Palace
  3. Galata Tower
  4. Grand Bazaar
  5. Hagia Sophia

Blue Mosque- Sultan Ahmad Mosque

Blue Mosque also known as “Sultan Ahmad Mosque”. This grand architectural mosque was built between 1609 and 1616. This mosque has 6 minarets.

I know a question will be revolving in your mind that why it is known as blue mosque?

Sultan Ahmad Mosque is known as blue mosque because of the blue tiles that embellishes the interior of the mosque.

The interior of the mosque is lined with 20,000 handmade ceramic blue tiles and with more than 50 different tulip designs. They brighten up the interior of their 200 stained glass windows that brighten up the interior of the mosque.

Topkapi Palace

Next on the list we have Topkapi palace. I think on the best and truly historic palace in Istanbul. This is the palace where Ottoman Empire was started and they ruled the world.

This palace is almost 400 years old and it’s a museum where anyone can visit it easily and can know about the history of the Ottoman empire. I think it is a place where anyone should visit if they went to turkey.

Galata Tower

Galata tower was built in 1348 during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Galata tower is situated in Istanbul and you can the panoramic of the city from here. It gets the name from the area where it is situated Galata.

In the times of the Ottoman Empire, it was used to detain the prisoners but later it became a fire tower and now it’s a historic place. It has been damaged by earthquakes, Tornados, and fires many times but it was restored much time.

Grand Bazaar

Nest on the list we a bazaar for you. Now let me first clarify the term “bazaar” because I know some of you are not familiar with this term. The meaning of bazaar is Market.

As the word, Grand shows that it is huge. It covers the land of 30,700 square meters and comprises 60 streets and 4000 different shops. Over the years it was expanded now it is the world’s biggest and most historic bazaar. You can find tons of different thing of your interest in this bazaar.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is one of the wonders of architecture in the world. This huge building now a mosque was built as a church nearly 1500+ years ago.

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Hagia Sophia was initially built as a church but it was converted into a mosque then into a Museum but recently it is again converted into a mosque on the orders of Tayyip Erdogan.

Hagia Sophia is a mosque and has 4 minarets. Millions of Muslim tourists came here every year.


Now I’m 100% sure that you are now aware of the historic places in Istanbul Turkey. I had discussed all the famous and wonderful places that you should visit and are the history of Istanbul. Do let me know in the comment section down below which historic place you liked the most.

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