Top 10 MUST-SEES in Istanbul, Turkey

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6. Topkapi Palace

9am to 5pm
Closed on Tuesday

7. Cagaloglu Hamam

Istanbul, Turkey

8am to 8pm (ladies), 10pm (men)
Open daily

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Baths (hamam) were a public utility in the past because of water shortages. Although most Turkish homes have adequate plumbing today, the baths remain a social institution. Men and Women’s baths are separately housed.

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The Cagaloglu hamam was constructed in 1741 and is the last hamam to be built after a long period during the Ottoman Empire.

I went for a Turkish bath in Cappadocia (more affordable too, I must say). Here’s my experience, if you want to know more. The scrub and massage is done on a marble plinth that occupies the centre of a room.

The procedure goes like this:
Strip out of your clothes > Face mask > Steam > Shower > Exfoliating scrub (the Turkish way!) > Body Massage > Swim > Sip on Turkish Apple tea

8am to 8pm (ladies), 10pm (men)
Open daily

Hamam: 30€
Hamam, Massage: 40€
Hamam, Exfoliating service: 45€
Hamam, exfoliation, massage: 50€

8. Golden Horn

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Golden Horn is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. Take a cruise down the Bosphorus Strait to take in the sights of this waterway! I caught the sunset here and my oh my, was it breathtaking!

9. Galata Tower

9am to 8.30pm
Open daily

10. Galata Bridge

Istanbul, Turkey


5 Replies to “Top 10 MUST-SEES in Istanbul, Turkey”

  1. Good and really informative article. Istanbul is beautiful and very photogenic city. As a photographer I worked on a small video project about Istanbul. Enjoyed 10 days there with all my senses.
    One day in Istanbul:

    1. Thank you Nemanja! Amazing video you’ve got! If you don’t mind, I’d love to share it on this post! Let me know! 🙂

  2. Isabel, I’m glad you like it and off course you can share it 🙂
    I have more videos on my youtube channel and be free to use/embed them to your posts:)

    1. Hi Nemanja,

      Have shared it on this post. Thanks for sharing your video with me! 🙂

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