Top Ten Things To Do in Istanbul, Turkey 1) Blue Mosque 2) Hagia Sophia 3) Topkapi Palace 4) Cruise the Bosphorus River 5) The Grand Bazaar 6) Egyptian Spice Bazaar 7) Turkish Cuisine 8) Turkish Carpet 9) Dolmabahçe Palace 10) Hippodrome - Obelisk Also exciting side trips to Ephesus and Cappadocia
The beautiful historic city of Istanbul boasts some of the most impressive historic buildings, markets, parks and temples. This time we have picked these great ten choices, that should be visited once you are there. Pick your favorite!
AYA Sophia. Hagia Sophia, Sancta Sophia, Church of Holy Wisdom. 5 years to construct. Designed by: Anthemius of Trelles & Isidorus of Miletus. Overall height of 184 feet- exceeds the Pantheon by 41 feet. 4 minarets were added. mosaics whitewashed.