One week in Istanbul part 1

I love lists, yes, and mostly if they are about exciting destinations I want to visit one day. And one of this destinations on my list is Istanbul and i made the “check” last week. I was spending 7 days in this vibrant city. One of the most amazing things about Istanbul first you are in Europe and 15 minutes later you are in Asia or better said Middle east. That situation makes this city a “must” for every curious traveller. Here some of my favourites moments about food, drawing, university visit and more. Teşekkürler Istanbul!

Eminönü (The Old part)

First thing you will do is visit the old part where all the tourist attractions are located, we were staying on the other side of the Galata bridge in the neighbourhood called Beyoğlu and it was very easy to cross by walk and visit many Mosques, markets and restaurant/street food.

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Mosques

Sultan Ahmed (blue mosque): Called this way because of the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

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Hagia Sofia: it was first a church and now it´s a Mosque from outside, it is beautiful inside.

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Süleymaniye Cami

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Yeni Cami (New Mosque): It is the first mosque you will see from the galata bridge and you have to go inside, it has so many details on it walls.

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Markets

Grand Bazaar: It´s very nice to see from inside but the offering are mostly gold objects and things you can find in other stores too.

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Eminönü Market (Spices Market) : This one was my favourite much better and nicer then the Grand Bazaar to buy and try things. Avoid it on weekends if you don´t want to bu stuck in the crowd.

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Topkapi Palace

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Don´t miss the Harem inside the Palace, it´s wonderful

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