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Discover Turkey with Turkey Tours

Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous and largest city with its approximately 15 million people. It is larger and more developed than many countries in the world. One side of Istanbul is named as Europe and the other side is Asia. The bridges on the Bosphorus are used for transition from one side to the other. You can take the opportunity to explore Istanbul by adding it to your Turkey travel.

5 Places To See In Istanbul

Anatolian Fortress

Anatolian Fortress which stands on the narrowest point of the Bosphorus was built by Yildirim Beyazit in 1,395. The aim of its construction was to prevent Genoeses and Byzantines passing through the Bosphorus. On behalf of Istanbul’s history, Anatolian Fortress is definitely a place to go on your Turkey travel.

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace which is located in Besiktas is one of the most important centers of the Ottoman Empire. It was built by Sultan Abdulmecit between 1,843-1,855 which took 12 years. It is an important architectural masterpiece for its era and it is one of those places that we recommend you to visit on your Turkey travel.

Dolmabahce Palace

Maiden Tower

Maiden Tower is located off Salacak and was built on a small islet. According to current knowledge, it is said to have a history up to 24 BC. Maiden Tower was secured with restoration and constant care until today. Maiden Tower with its interesting architecture and location is among the tourist attractions in istanbul. Although it has a very old and long history, Maiden tower was used for the collection of taxes from the passing ships. If you want to visit maiden Tower on your Istanbul tour, there are means of transportations by boats from Ortakoy and salacak.

Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge was built as a wooden bridge by Sultan Abdulmecit in 1,845 and was quickly deformed and became unusable. Captain of the sea, Hasan Ahmet Pasha restored the bridge back in 1,863 and put in service again. In the later periods, due to constant deformations and mistakes, it was connected to the mainland in oreder to take safety measures.

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Galata Tower located in Istanbul’s Galata district is among the world’s oldest towers and was built back in 528AD. Some changes have been seen on its intended use since many different empires had control over Istanbul. The height of Galata Tower is approximately 70 meters. We recommend you to see Galata Tower which is one of the symbols of Istanbul on your Turkey travel.