Istanbul in 2 days: where to go in Istanbul

Istanbul in 2 days

Istanbul in 2 days

There are many interesting places in ancient Istanbul, which stretches on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait on the border of Asia and Europe. Arriving in Istanbul for 2 days, you can see mosques and temples, visit palaces and oriental bazaars, steam in Turkish baths and enjoy the greenery of parks.

At first sight

For a person who finds himself in the old city, there is an approximate list of objects that you just need to see:

  • Suleymaniye Mosque, erected by the architect Sinan in the part of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
  • The Blue Mosque is an architectural monument of insane beauty, which was built by the architects who took part in the construction of the Indian Taj Mahal.
  • Hagia Sophia Cathedral, which since the 6th century remains one of the largest and most amazing structures on the planet.
  • Topkapi Palace, where the dynasty of sultans who stood at the head of the Ottoman Empire lived for more than four centuries.
  • Dolmabahce Palace with crystal staircase, alabaster bathroom and magnificently crafted two-meter vases.

Palace Cape Palace

It is very easy to get around this area of ​​Istanbul in 2 days: the cape was formed at the confluence of the Sea of ​​Marmara and the Bosphorus Strait, and it is called the Palace. The famous Topkapi Palace is located here, where an infinite number of the most valuable relics are collected. In the museums of the palace, exhibitions of collections of treasures and jewelry are open, and the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul operates on the territory of the park, the exposition of which contains valuable finds made during excavations in the territory of the Middle East and Asia Minor. One of the architectural attractions of this area is the Church of St. Irene. It is unique not only by the date of its construction - the 6th century - but also by the fact that it was never turned into a mosque, unlike many other temples that are usually visited in Istanbul in 2 days..
It is best to have lunch and buy souvenirs on the territory of the Palace Cape in the courtyard of Jafar Aga, where cozy coffee houses are adjacent to the shops of artisans.

A word about the magic hamam

A trip to Istanbul for 2 days cannot be considered complete without visiting the famous Turkish baths. For this ceremony, it is worth leaving at least a couple of hours in a tight schedule in order to feel the real pleasure of the warmth of marble stones and the strong hands of a massage therapist who can permanently relieve the client of many ailments and ailments. For a complete immersion in the oriental flavor, it is recommended to go to an ordinary city hammam, and not to a specially adapted attraction for tourists at the hotel..

Istanbul - the city of two continents


  • Istanbul in 2 days
  • Istanbul in 2 days