Viewpoints of Istanbul. List of the best viewpoints in Istanbul

Istanbul Observation Decks

Istanbul Observation Decks

Climbing the viewing platforms of Istanbul will be able to see the Golden Horn Bay from above, various architectural monuments, including those created during the Byzantine and Roman times.

Galata Tower

The tower, more than 60 m high, allows its guests to admire the stunning views of Istanbul, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus (one of 2 lifts brings visitors to the observation deck at a height of 52 m). In addition, you will be able to find a souvenir shop, a nightclub and a restaurant in the tower. Ticket price - 25 liras.

Address: Buyuk Hendek Caddesi

Istanbul Sapphire

The roof of this building "sheltered" a glazed observation deck at an altitude of more than 230 m (panoramic views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus are opened; the installed binoculars will allow you to see everything in close-up, for the use of which you will be asked to pay 1 lira). The rise to the observation deck is paid at the price of 18 liras (the high-speed elevator moves at a speed of 17 km / h). Visitors are immediately given the opportunity to experience the Skyride attraction in 4D format, which consists in making a virtual helicopter flight over the city (ticket price - 28 liras).

Address: Levent, Eski Buyukdere Caddesi 1.

Suleymaniye Mosque

In the backyard of the mosque, which is located on a hill, you can find a viewing platform, from where guests can admire the Galata Bridge, the Maiden Tower, part of the Bosphorus, the Hagia Sophia.

How to get there? A high-speed tram will take those who wish to the Eminonu stop, then you need to walk no more than 5 minutes (address: Prof. Siddik Sami Onar Caddesi).

View of Istanbul from the hills

  • Amlıca Hill: 260 m high hill serves as one of the best observation platforms - from here you will be able to admire the Topkapi Palace and other sights of Istanbul, as well as the Sea of ​​Marmara, the Princes' Islands, the Bosphorus Strait. In addition, here you should walk along the walking paths surrounded by green spaces and look into a small Turkish coffee shop. How to get there? Moving from Taksim Square by bus number 129T, you need to get off at the stop "Turistic Camlica Tesisleri".
  • Nafi Baba Hill: Dogatepe Park is located here, offering panoramic views of the Bosphorus, Anadoluhisar Fortress, Sultan Mehmed Fatih Bridge. How to get there? From Taksim Square to the final stop of bus number 559C.
  • Pierre Loti hill: tourists can get to the observation deck and the cafe of the same name first by bus number 99, 36 CE, 44B to the Teleferik stop (Eyup region), and then by funicular (the journey will take about 3 minutes; cost - 4 lira).
  • Otagtepe Hill: walking in the park (about 15,000 plants grow here), located on a hill, vacationers will have the opportunity to admire the Rumelikhisar fortress, bridges, and the Bosphorus. How to get there? Tourists will be brought here by buses No. 15, 15p, 15m, 15t (stop "Dolaybagi").


  • Istanbul Observation Decks
  • Istanbul Observation Decks
  • Istanbul Observation Decks