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Istanbul City Walk Route | Comprehensive Guide for Sightseeing and Eating

Istanbul is divided into the new city and the old city, 2 days of sightseeing and eating is enough~ Walking, shopping and eating delicious food is the right way to explore Turkey's largest city! Here are some routes suitable for checking in and experiencing Turkish history and culture🚶 - Day1 🗺️Old City Sightseeing Route: Blue Mosque➡️Hagia Sophia➡️Basilica Cistern➡️Topkapi Palace 📍Blue Mosque Mainly named for its blue ceramic tiles, it is one of Istanbul's iconic buildings! 📍Hagia Sophia Once the cathedral of the Byzantine Empire, it later became a mosque of the Ottoman Empire, and now it is a museum, famous for its spectacular architecture and rich history~ 📍Basilica Cistern The ticket is 350 lira, a underground cistern from the Byzantine to Ottoman Empire period, mainly supported by more than 300 stone pillars 📍Topkapi Palace The old palace is beautifully decorated, this palace was once the palace of the Ottoman Empire, now it is a museum, the ticket is 750 lira~ - Day2 🛍️New City Shopping and Eating Route: Galata Tower➡️Taksim Independence Street➡️Tomtom District➡️Cukurcuma District➡️Balat District 📍Galata Tower A place you will regret not visiting in Turkey! Open until 22:00 in the evening, the sunset is really beautiful, you can see the panoramic view, those who love photography and enjoy the scenery must not miss it, it's worth it! The ticket is 90 lira~ 📍Tomtom District This fashionable district is full of art, culture and trendy atmosphere, with ubiquitous cute cafes, galleries and creative spaces🎨 📍Taksim Independence Street Traditional pedestrian street, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs, very good for strolling, ice cream is also delicious! 📍Cukurcuma District A great place for antique lovers to treasure hunt! There are many antique shops to visit, and you can also find some vintage🧥 📍Balat District The entire district is full of colorful houses, filled with colorful history and culture🌈, there are also many vintage shops and handicraft shops~ - 🍽️Restaurants 🔸Genoese Galata Near the Galata Tower, super large portion of Turkish barbecue, rich menu, high cost performance! 🔸Nusr-ET Steakhouse The famous Salt Bae's main store! The average price is 💰400, a bit expensive, a local internet-famous restaurant that mainly serves steak🥩 ☕️Rota Balat cafe A local coffee check-in spot in Istanbul, there are many street artists here, you won't feel bored sitting here for an afternoon with a cup of coffee, come here with young people, parents, and girlfriends for a romantic hot air balloon ride 8⃣️
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Posted: Jan 23, 2024
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