Tip: Buy your museum tickets or a Museum Pass online and skip the line; https://muze.gov.tr/

Museums

Hagia Sophia Museum
https://ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/en
Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 537 at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome.

Distance: 5 minutes by walking

Topkapi Palace
https://topkapisarayi.gov.tr/en
The Topkapı Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in Istanbul, Turkey. In the 15th century, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. Construction began in 1459, ordered by Mehmed the Conqueror, six years after the conquest of Constantinople.

Distance: 5 minutes by walking

Istanbul Archaeological Museum
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums are a group of three archaeological museums located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey, near Gülhane Park and Topkapı Palace. The Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums: Archaeological Museum Museum of the Ancient Orient Museum of Islamic Art.

Distance: 10 minutes by walking

Dolmabahce Palace
http://www.millisaraylar.gov.tr/lang/en
Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coast of the Strait of Istanbul, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922.

Chora Museum
https://ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/en/kariye-museum
The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora is a medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church preserved as the Chora Museum in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul. The neighborhood is situated in the western part of the municipality of the Fatih district.

Basilica Cistern
https://www.yerebatan.com/en
The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located 150 metres southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

Distance: 5 minutes by walking

Sultanahmet Square
The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving.

Distance: 5 minutes by walking

Top Attractions

Blue Mosque
http://www.sultanahmetcamii.org/
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.

Distance: 2 minutes by walking

Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m², attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

Distance: 15 minutes by walking

Spice Bazaar
http://www.misircarsisi.org.tr/en/
The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

Distance: 20 minutes by walking

Suleymaniye Mosque
https://www.ktb.gov.tr/EN-113783/suleymaniye-mosque.html
The Süleymaniye Mosque 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.

Galata Tower
https://istanbul.ktb.gov.tr/EN-171079/galata-tower.html
The Galata Tower — called Christea Turris by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn’s junction with the Bosphorus.

Maiden’s Tower
http://www.kizkulesi.com.tr/Home
The Maiden’s Tower, also known as Leander’s Tower since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

Cemberlitas Hamam (Cemberlitas Turkish Bath)
https://www.cemberlitashamami.com/cemberlitas-bath-historical-turkish-bath/
Çemberlitaş Hamamı is a historical Turkish bath located on Divanyolu Street in the Çemberlitaş neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It was constructed by Mimar Sinan in 1584. In the Indian city of Bhopal, the 18th century Hammam-e-Qadimi, was built in the style of Çemberlitaş Hamamı.

Princes’ Islands
Çemberlitaş Hamamı is a historical Turkish bath located on Divanyolu Street in the Çemberlitaş neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It was constructed by Mimar Sinan in 1584. In the Indian city of Bhopal, the 18th century Hammam-e-Qadimi, was built in the style of Çemberlitaş Hamamı.

Restaurants

Turkish Food

Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta
https://www.sultanahmetkoftesi.com/MeatBalls.html
Address: Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:12, Fatih/İstanbul
Location: http://bit.ly/2KYnIdB

Dönerci Şahin Usta
Address:
Mollafenari, Kılıçcılar Sk. No:5, Fatih/İstanbul
Location: http://bit.ly/2HgdeFr

Şehzade Cağ Kebap
Address:
Hocapaşa Mahallesi, Hocapaşa Sokak, No: 6, Fatih
Location:
http://bit.ly/30jCDpc

Filibe Köftecisi
Address:
Hocapaşa Mahallesi, Hocapaşa Sokak, No: 3, Fatih
Location: http://bit.ly/2ZmEDQo

Güvenç Konyalı
Address:
Ankara Cad, Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk. No: 4, Fatih
Location:
http://bit.ly/2KVN8IG

Develi Samatya
Address:
Kocamustafapaşa Mahallesi Gümüş Yüksük Sokak No:5 Samatya
Location:
http://bit.ly/2H8X3tt

Matbah
http://www.matbahrestaurant.com/
Address:
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Caferiye Sk. 6/1, Sultanahmet
Location:
http://bit.ly/2ZbSiFy

Seafood

Sur Balik
http://surbalik.com/en/index.html
Address: 
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kennedy Caddesi, No 18, Fatih
Location: http://bit.ly/30h4RRh

Balikci Sabahattin
Address:
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No:1, Cankurtaran
Location: http://bit.ly/2NfA7MN

Giritli
Address: 
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Keresteci Hakkı Sk. No:8, Fatih
Location: http://bit.ly/30sTmWU

Fine Dining

Lokanta 1741
https://www.lokanta1741.com/?lang=en
Address: Alemdar Mahallesi, Prof. Kazım İsmail Gürkan Cd. No:34, Fatih
Location: http://bit.ly/2ZfCUvZ

Mürver Restaurant
http://www.murverrestaurant.com/en/
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, İETT Karaköy Durağı 57-59, Beyoğlu
Location: http://bit.ly/2OZXvR0

Mikla
https://www.miklarestaurant.com/en
Address: Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:15, Beyoğlu
Location: http://bit.ly/2MoA1D1

Nicole
http://nicole.com.tr/index.php/en/
Address: Tomtom Mahallesi, Tomtom Kaptan Sk. No:18, Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Location: http://bit.ly/2Z1IL8T

Sunset Grill & Bar
https://www.sunsetgrillbar.com/en-US
Address: Kuruçeşme Mahallesi, Yol Sokak, Ulus Parkı No:2, Beşiktaş
Location: http://bit.ly/2Z9xZIR