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Sightseeing in Istanbul
The best of Istanbul between highlights, museums, palaces, attractions, insider tips and tours on the Bosphorus.
Istanbul is a contrasting metropolis of 15 million people, located on the two continents of Europe and Asia. With the name Constantinople, Istanbul was once the capital of Rome and Byzantium, and later of the Ottoman Empire.
The most famous sights in Istanbul date back to these periods, first and foremost among them are Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.
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The most famous sights of Istanbul are in Sultanahmet, the district with the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapı Palace, Eminönü with the Galata Bridge and the boat docks for the Bosphorus cruises.
The center of Istanbul from the point of view of travelers is therefore the area around Sultanahmet. Also, the Galata Tower in the Beyoğlu district and for travelers looking for variety, Kadıköy on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is appealing.
The districts are accessible to each other by Istanbul's public transportation.
Admission for children: Admission to most sights in Istanbul is free for children up to the age of 5.
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