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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered markets and over 3,000 shops which attract 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Historic Site
“various spice stores and photographic sights in the historic Egyptian market”
  • 91 locals recommend
Mosque
“Wikipedia: The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii, Turkish pronunciation: [sylejˈmaːnije]) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan. An inscription specifies the foundation date as 1550 and the inauguration date as 1557. The mosque was built by the Ottoman sultan Suleyman (r. 1520-1566) and the mosque was named after him. The mosque is located at the highest end of the city of Istanbul. It is designed to glorify the sultan[1] Construction of this mosque began before 1550 and was nearly completed in 1557[2]. Sultan Suleyman used Mimar Sinan (d. 1588), the greatest engineer and architect of his time for the work of this mosque [3]. The architecture and craftsmanship of the mosque are very beautiful and attract many worshipers and visitors. The Süleymaniye Mosque, was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent), and designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan. The Arabic foundation inscription above the north portal of the mosque is carved in thuluth script on three marble panels. It gives a foundation date of 1550 and an inauguration date of 1557. In reality the planning of the mosque began before 1550 and parts of the complex were not completed until after 1557.[4] The design of the Süleymaniye also plays on Suleyman's self-conscious representation of himself as a 'second Solomon.' It references the Dome of the Rock, which was built on the site of the Temple of Solomon, as well as Justinian's boast upon the completion of the Hagia Sophia: "Solomon, I have surpassed thee!"[5] The Süleymaniye, similar in magnificence to the preceding structures, asserts Suleyman's historical importance. The structure is nevertheless smaller in size than its older archetype, the Hagia Sophia.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bridge
“galata bridge; take a walk there while acrossing from karaköy to eminönü to enjoy magnificient view”
  • 28 locals recommend
Plaza
“Eminonu is where the seaside is, old town, all old mosques, where a giant open bazaar is located.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Take a boat tour of the Bosphorus from Karakoy iskele! Also stop by at the Balik (Fish) & Ekmek (Bread) restaurants near the Karakoy shore. The number two most popular street food in the city is indisputably balık-ekmek, better known as the fish sandwiches that are impossible to ignore anytime you’re near the Karaköy or Eminönü shore. You might be tempted to sit down at any one of the restaurants below the Galata Bridge to feast on these tasty sandwiches, but take it from the locals: the balık-ekmek you’re served at a table is just not the same as the one you enjoy on your feet.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“VERY HIPSTER AND POPULAR FISH RESTAURANT WHERE YOU CAN TASTE RAKI. (TURKISH DRINK)”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bath House
“If you are keen to experience a Turkish Hamam, this is one of the oldest baths in Istanbul and it is very close to the aparment. Highly recommended.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
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“Hamdi is one of the oldest and good kebab restaurant with beautiful view of Golden Horn. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Waterfront
“Karakoy is a new popular district with its lots of cafes, restaurants and night clubs. Go and explore Karakoy's vivid and lively courts. It takes 10 minutes by bus from the flats.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bridge
“To experience İstanbul at its most magical, walk across the Galata Bridge at sunset.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Waterfront
“famous fish&bread place! just take ferry and cross to Eminönü. (20 minutes) then enjoy fish at this touristic place”
  • 13 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapasha is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), welcomes visitors since 2008 under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions . Hodjapasha has two sections. First is an exhibition and foyer area. The other section is performance area which has a circular glass dance floor and a musicians stage. Spectatator seats are located around circular dance floor and has a capacity of 220. Perfect lighting and beautiful decoration turnes this historical building to a very mystic and intim place. www.hodja”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mosque
“Built by great Sinan. It has the best samples of old Turkish-Ottoman ceramic art. Choosen as the best, the most beautiful Mosque in Europe by some magazines.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Carsi) is one of the places that a tourist should visit when he/she is in Istanbul. Surrounded by Turkish culture, Grand Bazaar will be an experience of a lifetime. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“VERY HIPSTER AND POPULAR FISH RESTAURANT WHERE YOU CAN TASTE RAKI. (TURKISH DRINK)”
  • 27 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
“Hamdi is one of the oldest and good kebab restaurant with beautiful view of Golden Horn. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
“Sur Ocakbasi is one of the most popular restaurants in Kadinlar Pazari. All dishes are delcious and fantastic, but the dessert Sur Tatlisi is something exceptional, must try !!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not necessarily a traditional restaurant at first glance, they actually cook some amazing local food. Their menu consists of food from different regions of Turkey and I enjoy every single item on the menu here. Their interior design is also cozy and relaxing, making it an ideal location to have spend your evening enjoying food with friends&family.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Signature Sehmuz kebap is a must try. Everything else in the menu is good too. 2 minutes walk from the Grand Bazaar. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you want to taste Turkish Mezes and Local Sea Foods it is one of the best place close by”
  • 1 local recommends
Dessert Shop
“a place where you can rest a bit after walking through grand bazaar and egyptian bazaar”
  • 5 locals recommend

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