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İstanbul, Türkiye

August 09, 2023

1. Visit the Grand Bazaar - Explore the Grand Bazaar, which is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. Shop for spices, jewelry, carpets and more!2. Take a Cruise on the Bosphorus - Take a cruise on the iconic Bosphorus River to get views of both European and Asian sides of Istanbul.3. Visit Hagia Sophia - Explore one of Istanbul’s most iconic monuments, Hagia Sophia, which was originally built as a Christian basilica in 537 AD. 4. Explore

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Erhan Restaurant

Binbirdirek, Klodfarer Cd. Servet Han No:29 D:29/E, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Niya Yanakieva

a year ago

It's nothing special. The staff are kind. The food isn't the best and the prices are little bit expensive, but maybe it's normal for this tourist area. The beer was about 80 TL and one main dishes is about 210 - 250 TL for one person. You get a compliment baklava and tea after the diner which was nice.

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dubb Ethnic Restoran

Cankurtaran, Mimar Mehmetağa Caddesi, Amiral Tafdil Sk. No:13, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Kenneth Li

4 months ago

Good food, great hospitality and lovely cats. We shared a mixed kebab. Juicy and flavourful meat, they were well grilled with good texture. And you would got about five types of kebab on the plate, accompanied by grilled veggies and rice. We loved the freshly made pomegranate juice, and also had some Turkish coffee and refreshing apple tea, which were all great. Most importantly, there were several really adorable cats in the restaurant when we visited, and they had quite a lot of interactions with us! The staff had been very friendly, and we received complimentary baklavas which tasted nice. Highly recommended.

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Amara kebap & Fish House

Alemdar, Çatalçeşme Sk. No:12, 34000 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Jessica Davis

4 months ago

Had a lovely meal at Amara, there were a couple of the large meatballs that were undercooked, however this was replaced immediately with freshly cooked meatballs. The staff were very friendly and they were really good to encourage you to try the local cuisine. The food, service and overall atmosphere were really impressive. It was fairly priced. One to recommend to those travelling locally to stop in and try. Visited at 19:00 and very quickly after the restaurant filled with other patrons so to avoid disappointment get in before the rush. Great venue & lovely find!

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Seven Hills Restaurant

Cankurtaran, Tevkifhane Sk. No:8 Kat:3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Jordon Thompson

a year ago

The views from the terrace restaurant are spectacular. You get a view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue mosque. It is a seafood restaurant and does little else other than that. So if you are a vegetarian there is very little in the way of choice - some starters but there were no veggie mains on offer. The deserts were really good

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Gulhane Sark Sofrasi

Alemdar, Alayköşkü Cd. No:22, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Siddhant Kelkar

3 weeks ago

Great service, very attentive, kind, and fast waiters. Food is great, recommend the Adana Kebab and Chicken Casserole. Lentil Soup and Shrimp with Butter are also good. Their Turkish salsa is interesting and tasty as well as the hummus. Plus the baklava is good too. On a relatively busy street with no parking though. The restaurant has good outside seating as well.

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Şiva Oyster Fish Restaurant

Cankurtaran, Akbıyık Cd. No:22, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Nate Daniel

4 months ago

Looking for an amazing Turkish experience, this is the place the seat and end your journey through “A whole new world”! From the delicious food to the people who make your night one of a kind you will never regret your visit to Silva Oyster Fish Restaurant. Order the Pottery fish or Pottery Kabob and watch as the fire show delights you and your guests. A sparkling fireworks show for every cocktail makes you feel like royalty. This is the epitome of service and making your guest feel special. To top it all off, they invited us for a hookah and private dance show to top off the night in high fashion and a feeling like you want to return and tell all of your friends. Ask for dessert #6!

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Asmalı Mescit, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


Chamandeep Brar

3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was amazing, can’t beat the views. Good luck getting a good seat though, unless you book weeks in advance. There were tables on the balcony empty the whole time we ate. We asked to be moved but they refused saying it was reserved, yet another couple came after us and were moved to the balcony when they asked. The food was not what I expected from a Michelin star. They over cooked my lamb, my wife’s sea bass lacked flavor, and the food just generally was not at the level of a Michelin restaurant. The service was slow, they never cleaned our tables between dishes, and we often went with our water glasses empty. I am very surprised how they were awarded a 1 star Michelin. I hope they improve both the service and the food.

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Fine Dine İstanbul

Binbirdirek, İmran Öktem Cd. No:4, 34440 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Bow K. Techataveekijkul

10 months ago

A hotel staff recommended us this place and also helped us book one of the best tables! Fine Dine Istanbul is a rooftop restaurant of Hotel Acadia Blue and it has the most wonderful view where you can see the 2 most famous mosques in Istanbul and the Bosphorus strait. Maginificent view with live Turkish music and great food 👍🏻

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Divella Bistro Restaurant

Cankurtaran mah. akbıyık caddesi, Adliye Sk. no:11, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Nabil Ramirez

a month ago

The bread service is excellent as it comes with a purée of salted, pickled olives. Easy on that though as it can get you full real quick. I ordered the seafood platter after days of just eating the Turkish beef and lamb dishes. It was good! Not the freshest but that’s to be expected in this region. The service was also excellent and you can tell people were sincere with their hospitality. I only deducted 1 star because of the ambience — they were playing country music the whole time I was there, which really didn’t go with the vibe. All in all though, I would return again if I am in the area.

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Hanzade Terrace Restaurant

Emin Sinan, Piyer Loti Cd. No:35, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye



in the last week

The service of the young lads are impeccable! The grilled shrimps and prawn dish are very tasty. The kebab is okay. They gave us complimentary apple tea and dessert - yummy and so nice of them! Of course, the view is amazing. Recommended!

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Green Garden Restaurant Cafe

Hoca Paşa, Nöbethane Çk. No:3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Francesco Afk

6 months ago

Great meals. For adults and children. They helped us to choose the meal. The place was very nice, clean, and comfortable. The staff was nice, and they all speak English. They have a wifi. I enjoyed Lots of traditional meals. 100% worth. I'll surely come back.

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Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34365 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye


Sandra Tanios

4 months ago

Very nice and elegant restaurant. Service is top quality and so is the food. We enjoyed a fantastic meal accompanied by a beautiful view. Highly recommended

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Hidden Garden

Binbirdirek, Peykhane Cd. No: 14/A, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Michelle Bobonski

a week ago

This place had great reviews online and it lives up to the hype. Polat was our server and he was amazing, super attentive and nice. Everything here from the food to the service was amazing and they even provide complimentary Turkish tea/coffee and baklava with ice cream to cap off the meal. You’ll have to roll us out of here. We want to come again!

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Mürver Restaurant

Kemankes Kara Mustafa Pasa Mah, Kemankeş Cd. No:57-59, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


Andrew Li

2 months ago

A fantastic spot for dinner and drinks right by Galataport. We ordered the grilled calamari and duck hummus as starters, and the sea bass for our main. This ended up being plenty for two people. The sea bass was the highlight. The skin was perfectly crisp and the fillet itself was juicy and well-seasoned. The calamari and duck hummus were also quite tasty. Service was attentive, and the restaurant is beautifully decorated with a scenic view of the Bosporus. Imagine it’s also a great spot if you’re just looking to grab drinks (the cocktails were excellent). Overall, a bit on the pricier side but definitely recommended for anyone looking for an upscale seafood spot.

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Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant

Hoca Paşa, Darüssade Sk. No 10, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Piuli Basu Roy Chowdhury

3 weeks ago

We visited this place for lunch after our visit to Topkapi Palace. This place lived up-to its review. The service was just too good. they served us soup, Turkish Cay, Baklava as complimentary dishes. Our dishes also tasted pretty good. The environment was welcoming and staff was really nice. It was a great treat.

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Sarnıç Fine Dining Restaurant

Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:26, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Hosam Elmakki

2 weeks ago

Me and my wife had dinner in this restaurant. The historical ambiance of the place is great, the atmosphere was nice and the service was also good. Unfortunately, the fault with this place is the food. The food was obviously not fresh at all, as if it had been prepared befor several days , In addition the food was cold , and the meat in the (kebab) plate was unripe and looked as if it was moldy. I hope the food is at the same level as this lovely place.

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Las Tapas Restaurant

Alemdar, Çatalçeşme Sk. No:5, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye



a month ago

I was waiting for my hotel check-in time and decided to check this place out. Fantastic service and such a peaceful environment. All waiters spoke English( which is hard to find in Istanbul) and joked around. After the meal they saw me waiting ( basically I was just killing time) and offered me tea on the house. Colour me impressed ! (Felt the true Turkish hospitality ❤️🇹🇷) I would really recommend this place. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious 👌

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Garden Mezze | Steakhouse Restaurant | Fine Dining | Top Turkish Restaurant | Seafood | Breakfast

hoca paşa mah nöbethane cad, Serdar Sk. No:13, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Will Peters

a month ago

What an absolute pleasure it was dining at Garden Mezze. Our hosts were fantastic and kept bring us mountains of food and a few complimentary snacks. The secret dessert was delicious and everything tasted great. Would 100% go back if we’re in Istanbul again. Thank you for such a wonderful evening!

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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Hadeel Ghazi

a year ago

I can talk for hours about the magnificence of this place. It’s huge! Filled with statues of all famous and non-famous, real and fictional characters. Gods and goddesses, warriors, heroes, remnants of the old ages, archeological excavations, bones, jewelry, a gift shop …etc .. You just have to see it to appreciate it. Outside of the place there is a large expanse of green gardens that you can walk about in. A cafe that serves hot and cold beverages and ice cream! You need a ticket to get in, and if you need an audio guide then prepare your passport before you go.

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Visit Istanbul

Rüstem Paşa, Tahmis Sk. No:40, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


sathish kumar.k

a month ago

Awesome place to visit and good weather So many historical places there to visit

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İBB Emirgan Korusu

Reşitpaşa, Emirgan Sk., 34467 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Türkiye


1 2

3 months ago

I was there on the festival and it was amazing experience. Colours, flavours, sun and peaceful atmosphere. The park is big enough, paths paved with stone so please prepare the most comfortable pair of shoes you have) it has some terraces for picnic and playgrounds

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Galata Bridge

Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Galata Köprüsü, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


Trip Go

2 weeks ago

Very nice bridge because of how cultural it is, when you walk especially in the afternoon you can see the fishermen listening to music and dancing while fishing, you can see the mosques, the Galata tower, the boats, the other bridges, really a very unique place to go for a walk, in the background there are many restaurants that are quite touristy and a bit annoying because they try to seduce you and are really insistent. I really recommend walking on top, but you must see it. Another very important point, be very careful if you decide to eat because they want to charge you more than what it really costs.

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Gülhane Park

Cankurtaran, Kennedy Cad., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Ahmed Al-Akki

in the last week

This is a beautiful park right in the middle of the historic area in Istanbul. The park is big and hosts several museums, restaurants, kiosks. It is very enjoyable to walk through the park specially during tulips season. The kids will have fun too.

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Rahmi M. Koç Museum

Piri Paşa, Hasköy Cd. No:5, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


Dennis Peery

2 weeks ago

I tell you, this might be one of the finest museums I’ve ever been to. It’s hard to put into words how eclectic and all encompassing this collection is. Mr Koç, seems like the most interesting man in the world! My hats off to his wherewithal to find a place to display all his interests. Could probably spend a couple days here wandering and learning. Had I taken 100 photos, it wouldn’t do justice. If you’re ever in Istanbul, you simply must come.

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Hagia Irene

Cankurtaran, Topkapı Sarayı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Jonathan Graham

a week ago

This is a special and quiet place away from the crowds. Unfortunately it is not in the best condition but you still get a sense of the history of the place - this was the site of the first council of Constantinople. If you get a ticket, get the 950 lira one that includes the harem and topkapi palace also.

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Egyptian Bazaar

Rüstem Paşa, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Joe Macpherson

a week ago

Busy market and a better one than Grand Bazaar, in my opinion. There are lots of colours and smells here abd its great for photo opportunities. The prices are more or less fixed, so not much negotiating is available. It is located right outside the mosque so it's easy to find.

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Örnektepe, İmrahor Cd. No:7, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


Hala Alkhatib

2 weeks ago

A very nice place to visit, it offers detailed models of historical sites from all over Turkey. The descriptions provided are clear and walking through the exhibit is a comfortable and enjoyable experience. It’s definitely one of the best outdoor attractions in Istanbul.”

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Kariye Mosque

Dervişali, Kariye Cami Sk. No:18, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Oleg Naumov

2 months ago

Chora Church or Cariye Mosque is closed due to full-scale restoration. First church here was built in IV century A.D. When defensive walls of Theidosius II, church was incorporated in these walls in 413-414 A.D. Today's church was mostly constructed in 1077-1081 when Maria Doukaina (10??-after 1095) the mother in law of Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus (1057-1118) rebuilt old church. After that, the church was rebuilt several times in the XIV century. Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans on May 29, 1453, and church was converted into the mosque in 1500, according to the order of Grand Vizier Hadim Ali Pasha (14??-1511). Famous mosaics were covered with the plaster and they survived till nowadays. Mosque became museum in 1945 and again mosque in 2020. Istanbul, 🇹🇷 Turkey 🇹🇷. May 2, 2023.

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Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi, Abdullahağa Cd., 34676 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye



in the last week

I recommend going alone and not with tour guides. they won’t let you take your time . They give you a remote like device that tells you what every room is and it’s history it comes in various languages.I love the way they narrate what every room is for. I prefer it over listening to a tour guide talking because you can repeat it .

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Suleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye, Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cd. No:1, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Cheng Chen

a year ago

I do not know too much about the history happened in Turkey, but this gorgeous Mosque could tell the golden time before. In terms of the beauty of the architecture, the arc and dome vault presents the most classic Mosque style, great heritages for the upcoming generations to enjoy and learn. It is a place you cannot miss in Istanbul.

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The Blue Mosque

Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:10, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Alfred Tao

a month ago

One of the most stunning buildings in Istanbul. It’s definitely a must visit, keep note of prayer times as they close off the mosque for about an hour around 4 times a day. Both exterior and exterior are stunning, there is usually a queue but it moves quick. It’s also required that women cover up their heads and shoulders and legs as a sign of respect and men cover everything above the knee.

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Hagia Sophia

Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


myviews 2023

a week ago

What an awesome and inspiring historical landmark with such a beautiful landscape Hagia Sophia is an incredible architectural marvel and a symbol of Istanbul's rich heritage and history. Its history, grand domes, stunning mosaics, and intricate design showcase a fusion of Byzantine and Ottoman influences as Stepping inside, one is transported to a world of cultural and religious significance. A modern UNESCO World Heritage Site that encapsulates the essence of Istanbul's heritage and leaves visitors in awe. A must-visit destination for its historical significance and timeless beauty. I respect that they kept the paintings of Jesus Christ and Mary even though it is not part of Islam ☪️

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Grand Bazaar

Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


James Wernicke Sr.

a week ago

It was a fun visit especially looking at the gold filled windows. Nothing I wanted to buy but the wife bought some fabric. It sits on top of the hill so start on top and walk parallel downward. Only a few places inside for coffee and cake. They'll check you for bombs on the way in.

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Dolmabahçe Palace

Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye


Kaiyan Yousaf

2 weeks ago

Beautiful palace. Very nice location next to seaside. Good audio guide system and stunning views. Feel ashamed for taking 2 pictures inside which isn't allowed but I generally followed the rule.

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Galata Tower

Bereketzade, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


myviews 2023

a week ago

Amazing experience as I can claim that This is literally the most beautiful and most inspiring part of Istanbul in my humble opinion as This tower has magic in its looks and height, the shape and the position. You could certainly see the whole city of Istanbul from the top of it as The top of the tower contains a 360 degree balcony which gives you access to the whole view of Istanbul. The top floor is a space for healing meditation, contemplation and mindfulness. The neighbourhood is the oldest but coolest one in the entire city of Istanbul 💕

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Sultanahmet Square

Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye



2 months ago

One of the most iconic city squares in the world featuring true wonders of history, culture and architecture. Visit during the day, as well as by night to capture the incredible beauty at all times.

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Topkapi Palace Museum

Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Alua Suleimanova

a week ago

Awesome please, but a lot of tourists. Recommend to go in the early morning. The entrance was 750TL + 200TL visiting harem. I enjoyed free audio guides, they assisted on the way and helped to understand the history.

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Basilica Cistern

Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Hina Dodhia

in the last week

The Basilica Cistern is a captivating historical site. Buying tickets online is a wise move, as the ticket queue can be extensive. While there are some individuals selling tickets at a premium of 15 lira, it's best to avoid them. The beauty of the place is undeniable, enhanced by the innovative use of various lights. The interplay of light with the water's surface creates mesmerizing reflections. The overall design of the cistern is truly astonishing, showcasing intricate craftsmanship and architecture. Visiting this location provides a glimpse into history while being treated to a visual spectacle.

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