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Major Tourist Attractions In Istanbul Turkey

The next interesting place for tourist destination is Istanbul. Istanbul, in the largest city of Turkey, you can experience Europe and Asia at the very same time and enjoy a truly unique blending of ancient tradition and modern. Istanbul become the main tourist destination in Turkey.

Also known as the Gate to the East, with 3000 year history, there are large number of interesting tourist attraction in Istanbul. The colourful agglomeration of mosques, palaces, baths and museums make the city unforgettable. The historic quarters of the city are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Here are the Major Istanbul tourist attractions which very interesting :

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace located in Istanbul (Constantinople), was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. The palace is located on the Seraglio Point between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, having a splendid view of the Bosphorus. It consists of many smaller buildings built together and surrounded by four courts.

Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace was designed to deny the overwhelming evidence of Ottoman military and financial decline in the mid-19th century. The word "Dolmabahce" in English means "The filled garden". Because the Dolmabahce Palace is founded upon a reclaimed area by filling up the sea. It's a beautiful 19th century palace right by the Bosphorus, on the waterfront. It's in baroque and rococo style and very French. Many people think that it is a small model of the palace of Versailles in Paris, France.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. It's name is derived from the blue tiles decorating its interior. Its grace and beautiful proportions were intended to reflect the splendour of Islam. It was the supreme Imperial Mosque of the Ottoman Empire. The Blue Mosque has also become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul.

The Galata Tower
The Galata Tower is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city on the European Side, located in Old Pera(Beyoglu) district. There is a restaurant on the top of the tower where you can enjoy a traditional Turkish Night. There is an elevator and two floors to walk up. The tower was the focus of the Genoese fortifications of Medieval Galata. Originally known asGalata Tower the "Tower of Christ", it was built in 1348 in connection with the first expansion of the Genoese Colony.

Beyoglu and the Istiklal Street
Beyoglu and the Istiklal Street are two popular places among people from every age category, from teenagers to elderly people. The Istiklal Street is the meeting place for the lovers and friends. The Istiklal Street is a pedestrian street which is approximately 3-4 km. long. The cobber stone street reminds one of the old days. There are cozy cafés, restaurants, shops, bookstores, movie theaters, music stores on this street. Most of the movie theaters are located here. There are small back streets where you can discover little but friendly cafés.

Kapali carsi (Grand Bazaar)
Kapali carsi (Grand Bazaar) has been a shopper's Mecca since just after the mid-15th century. The Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) is one of the the largest covered markets in the world with its 4400 shops, 3000 firms, some 17 hans (separate inns for specific type of products), 64 streets,25.000 employees, 4 fountains, 2 mosques and 22 gates. It's a real heaven for shoppers and a good opportunity for people to discover the Turkish hospitality.

Bosphorus Cruise
Bosphorus Cruise is a must-see tour for the Istanbul visitors because it is a wonderful opportunity to observe the both sides of Istanbul. There are municipal ferries which operate daily three times from Eminonu, port number 3. The ferry is a traditional one, which has seats inside and outside the interior. 

Well, hope these information about tourist attraction in Istanbul can help you to plan your vacation in Turkey especially Istanbul.