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Popular Attractions in Turkey

If you're a first time visitor to Turkey, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Turkey.

What are some good attractions in Turkey?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Turkey.

Hagia Sophia
Ayasofya Meydanı Istanbul, Turkey +90 212 522 1750
Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmet Mh., Torun Sk No:19 Istanbul, Turkey 90 212 458 0776
Grand Bazaar
42 Sultanahmet Istanbul, Turkey 90 212 514 0045
Topkapi Palace
Topkapı Palace İstanbul, Istanbul Province (0212) 512 0480
Galata Tower
Beyoğlu İstanbul, Türkiye
Nevşehir Merkez, Nevşehir
Spice Bazaar
Rüstem Paşa Mh. Fatih, Istanbul 0212 513 6597
Basilica Cistern
6 Şeftali Sk Istanbul, Turkey (0212) 522 1259
Istiklal Avenue
İstiklal Ave İstanbul, Istanbul
Selcuk, Turkey
Topkapı Sarayı
Istanbul, Istanbul Province (0212) 512 0480
Sultanahmet Square
İstanbul, Aegean Coast (0212) 518 1319
Blue Mosque Apart
Turkey (0212) 458 4436

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"I would also try the Hamam near the Hagia Sophia for an amazing massage, and turkish bath."  See More

"Short tram ride to Spice Bazaar as well."  See More

"At Taksim Square you find a string of döner shops, around Galata Tower a street full of musical instrument shops, in Karaköy nothing but DIY tools, etc."  See More

"For some crazy landscape shots, you can't go past hot air ballooning in Cappadocia in Turkey."  See More

"Like others have suggested for other cities, Istanbul too is very walkable - although hilly in Beyoğlu on the European side leading to the popular Istiklal Avenue."  See More

"You need at least 12 days to properly see it all: culture and food in Istanbul, ancient ruins in Ephesus, hot air balooning in Cappadocia are amazing."  See More

"You should see Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Sarayı for Ottoman Empire and if you want to learn about the last terms of the empire you should see Dolmabahçe Caddesi."  See More

"You will find those Doner stalls at every touristic corner - at the Grand Bazaar, near the Sultanahmet Square (- the Imperial Hill) and of course around Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi street."  See More

"There are plenty of options and Blue Mosque Apart, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City are all very close to the hotel we stated in, which was the Yasmak Sultan Hotel."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Hagia Sophia
  2. Blue Mosque
  3. Grand Bazaar
  4. Topkapi Palace
  5. Galata Tower
  6. Cappadocia
  7. Spice Bazaar
  8. Basilica Cistern
  9. Istiklal Avenue
  10. Ephesus
  11. Topkapı Sarayı
  12. Sultanahmet Square
  13. Blue Mosque Apart
Where can I find out more about Turkey?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Turkey.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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