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Democrats Abroad Istanbul

Destination(s): Istanbul

Democrats Abroad Turkey is honored to have you as our guest in beautiful Istanbul. Please relax and enjoy the city, there are so many things to see, so many people to meet, and so many delicious dishes to taste. If it is your first time visiting Istanbul, there are a few things you should prioritize. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world, you'll want to make time to see the historical sites and imbibe the setting so that you can contextualize the history of the place. Please see trip details for the rest. Enjoy! read more about Democrats Abroad Istanbul

Yesil Ev

Yesil Ev

  • Kabasakal Caddesi 5
  • tel:90 212 517 6785
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34400
Abdi İpekçi Caddesi

Abdi İpekçi Caddesi

  • Abdi İpekçi Caddesi
  • Kağıthane
  • Nişantaşı
Kösk Hamam

Kösk Hamam

  • Alay Köskü Caddesi 17
  • Cagaloglu
  • tel:90 212 512 7397
  • Istanbul
Ataturk Culture Center

Ataturk Culture Center

  • Taksim Square
  • Taksim
  • tel:90 212 252 3500
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 80090
Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi Palace

  • Abdullahağa Caddesi Beylerbeyi Uskudar
  • tel:90 216 321 9320
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34676
Galata Mevlevihanesi (Dervish Lodge)

Galata Mevlevihanesi (Dervish Lodge)

  • Galip Dede Caddesi 15
  • Tünel
  • tel:90 212 245 4141
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34430
Istanbul Ferry

Istanbul Ferry

  • Various locations
  • Istanbul
Cagaloglu Hamam

Cagaloglu Hamam

  • Prof Kazim Ismail Gürkan Caddesi 34
  • Cagaloglu
  • tel:90 212 522 2424
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

  • Sultanahmet Meydanı
  • tel:90 212 522 4422
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34122
Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Galerist

Galerist

  • Istiklal Caddesi
  • 311 Misir Appartments
  • tel:90 212 244 8230
  • Visit website
  • Beyoğlu, 34340
Adalar (Princes' Islands)

Adalar (Princes' Islands)

  • Adalar
  • Istanbul

In Turkish, "adalar" simply means "islands" - though adalar are very familiar territory for Istanbulites, which island you are referring to is still quite important since many Istanbullites use the islands as their summer residence and have a genuine circle of relatives and friends there. Probably the most popular day trip option from Istanbul, at least in the summer, the Princes' Islands are comprised of seven small islands, four of which (Bykada, Kınalıada, Burgazada and Heybeliada) have constant summertime service by ferry from Kabataş and Bostanci. The islands offer treasures of history (Byzantine churches and Greek and Turkish ruins), green parks, and various upscale restaurants and hotels. As no cars are allowed onto the islands, you would be better off renting a horse-backed carriage to go from one part to another; or to arrive on the islands dressed casually and renting a bike. The islands are a wonderful retreat from bustling Istanbul, each with its own unique character and pace of life. read more about Adalar (Princes' Islands)

Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)

Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)

  • 22 Kalpakçılar Caddesi
  • tel:90 212 519 1248
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34975
Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern

  • Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Sahasý Antrepo No: 4
  • Karaköy
  • tel:90 212 334 7300
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Museum

  • Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Gülhane
  • tel:90 212 520 7740
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34425

The museum consists of three parts: Archaeological Museum (the main building), Museum of the Ancient Orient and Museum of Islamic Art (Tiled Kiosk). There are more than twenty galleries filled with artifacts gathered from all over Turkey and the near east that reminisces 5,000 years of history with exhibits from Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the many civilizations of Anatolia and ancient Egypt. The main building houses the finds of nineteenth-century painter and archaeologist Osman Hamdi Bey, who is also the founder of the museum back in 1891. Other high points include in particular the famous Alexander the Great's tomb, the inscription of Hezikiah's tunnel in Jerusalem and the Kadesh Treaty. The Museum of the Ancient Orient contains artifacts from Egypt and Mesopotamia, including a magnificent frieze of a bull from the Ishtar gate in Babylon. read more about Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)

  • Yerebatan Caddesi 13
  • (Near St. Sophia)
  • tel:90 212 522 1259
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34110
Santralistanbul

Santralistanbul

  • Eski Silahtarağa Bektrik Santralı Kazım Karabekir Caddesı No.1
  • Eyüp
  • tel:90 212 311 5000 / 90 212 444 0428
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34060
Süleymaniye Camii (Süleymaniye Mosque)

Süleymaniye Camii (Süleymaniye Mosque)

  • Süleymaniye Mosque, next to Istanbul University's north gate, Suleymaniye, Fatih
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34110
İstiklal Caddesi

İstiklal Caddesi

  • İstiklal Caddesi
  • Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu
  • Istanbul, 34437
Egyptian Obelisk

Egyptian Obelisk

Galeri Apel

Galeri Apel

  • Hayriye Cadessi 7
  • Galatasary
  • tel:90 212 292 7236
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 800060
Yeni Camii (New Mosque)

Yeni Camii (New Mosque)

  • Yeni Camii Caddesi
  • Eminönü
Pera Museum

Pera Museum

  • Meþrutiyet Caddesi 141
  • Beyoglu
  • tel:90 212 334 9900
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

  • Tavukhane Sokak 5-27
  • tel:90 212 518 1802 (Sultanahmet tourist info office)
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34420
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center

  • Istikal Cadessi No. 276 34340
  • Beyoglu
  • tel:90 212 293 2361
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 80050
Kariye Museum

Kariye Museum

Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace

  • Dolmabahce Caddesi
  • Besiktas
  • tel:90 212 236 9000
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Hippodrome

Hippodrome

  • Sultanahmet Meydani (Square)
  • At Meydani (Horse Plaza), Sultanahmet
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul
Spice Bazaar (Mısır çarşısı)

Spice Bazaar (Mısır çarşısı)

  • Behind the New Mosque in Eminönü
  • Istanbul
Tünel

Tünel

  • Galip Dede Caddesi
  • tel:+90 21 2522 4902
  • Beyoğlu, 34430
Cemberlitas Hamami

Cemberlitas Hamami

  • Vezirhan Caddesi 8
  • Cemberlitas
  • tel:90 212 522 7974
  • Visit website
  • Istanbul, 34440