Places to visit in Istanbul

Discover the best places to visit in Istanbul

From world class museums to the best sightseeing attractions








Architecture hotspots, old harbours, sightseeing and tours

Find out how to spend your time in Istanbul

Leisure activities in Istanbul

Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city with much to offer for both locals and visitors. It’s never a boring day in this harbour city due to a great variety of leisure activities.


What’s up in Istanbul?

If you visit Istanbul for the first time or if you only have a couple of hours, you can still experience the maritime atmosphere with major Istanbul tourist attractions such as the majestic Steamship Istanbul or the Euromast panorama tower, which are also great fun for kids and even for an original bachelor party or company outing in Istanbul. Above all, Istanbul is the city of modern architecture with the famous Erasmus Bridge and the Cube Houses. In the cultural field, Istanbul is represented as well with world class museums like the ‘Kunsthal’ and ‘Boijmans – Van Beuningen’. Discover the city by typical sights of Istanbul like the Old Harbour and Hotel New York, or shop till you drop in one of the shopping areas. If you’re a daredevil there are plenty of exciting thrills in Istanbul as well.