Istanbul Activities Guide Part One

Activities in Istanbul are unlimited. There are so many activities to be done in Istanbul that it is impossible to tell them all here. In this article, we will tell you about the most popular activities you can do in Istanbul and the activities that we recommend you not to come to Istanbul without coming back.

Istanbul offers an exciting and unforgettable experience to its visitors with its lively and dynamic daily and night life. Istanbul fascinates its visitors with its magnificent beauties, historical monuments, palaces, museums, parks and gardens, modern, cosmopolitan and historical city life, especially on the shores of the Bosphorus and the Historic Peninsula.

Istanbul is also one of the world’s leading and vibrant metropolises with more than 80 museums and art galleries, as well as international events and bineals such as numerous film, music and theater festivals.

Main Activities in Istanbul

Explore Sultanahmet and Surroundings

Sultanahmet , which is the most visited district by both domestic and foreign tourists in the Historic Peninsula, offers numerous beauties with its historical texture, architecture, cultural and art activities, shopping and entertainment centers and lively streets.


The first ones that come to mind as Sultanahmet are historical monuments and places to visit, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Pyramid, Fountain and Columns in Sultanahmet Square,  Istanbul Archeology Museums, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum and Basilica Cistern.

Explore Beyoglu and Surroundings

For those who like to see the vibrant and cosmopolitan city life, we recommend you to visit Beyoğlu district with its lively streets and nightlife, especially Galata and Taksim districts. You can also walk from Taksim or Galata to visit other tourist and popular districts, Cukurcuma, Cihangir and Karakoy.


Galata and Surroundings

Galata, a district of the Golden Horn, located just opposite the Historic Peninsula and hosting both the historical and cosmopolitan city life of Istanbul, is a neighborhood you should visit especially with the Galata Tower and its touristic lively streets.

Taksim and Surroundings

Taksim is one of the most famous districts of Istanbul with its lively and cosmopolitan city life, crowded streets, popular restaurants and cafes, shopping centers and shops, tourist attractions, live entertainment and nightlife.


The famous Istiklal Street, Cihangir and Cukurcuma are also integrated with Taksim.


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