10 Of Istanbul, Turkey's Most   Photo-Worthy Spots
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10 Of Istanbul, Turkey's Most Photo-Worthy Spots

Turkey
Nasha Smith
Nasha Smith Apr 6, 2021

Istanbul, Turkey sits between the continents of Europe and Asia, giving us a mix of both cultures. This also makes it one of the most photogenic cities in the world, brimming with vibrant colors and stunning architecture.

Here are ten of the attractions you must visit to add to your photo collection.

1. Dolmabahçe Palace

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This is the largest palace in Turkey and is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. Dolmabahçe is historically significant as it was the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and from 1909 to 1922.

2. Sultanahmet Camii

 

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Also known as the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Camii is one of the most impressive complexes in Turkey. The nickname is a reference to the blue tiles used to decorate the interior walls.

3. Hagia Sophia Holy Grand Mosque

 

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The aforementioned Blue Mosque was built to rival the Hagia Sophia. The Hagia Sophia was originally built as a basilica for the Greek Orthodox Christian Church but has undergone many changes since. Ayasofya, as it is called in Turkish, is still an architectural feat.

4. Topkapi Palace

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Topkapi Palace is dripping with grandeur. The compound is so large that it will take the better part of your day to complete a tour. The Harem is the highlight of the palace with magnificently intricate walls.

5. Grand Bazaar

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Market pics can be a dime a dozen, but the Grand Bazaar is worth a spot on your IG feed. It can be loud and crowded but filled with colorful ornaments which will frame a photo beautifully.

6. Ortakoy Mosque

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Ortaköy Mosque sits on the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus (Strait of Istanbul). It is close enough to visit after the Grand Bazaar.

7. The Rooftop of Kubbe

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If you’re looking for one shot of Istanbul for your IG feed, this is undoubtedly the place to be. Kubbe used to be a gem of a café known for one of the best views of the city. It’s gone now but the rooftop remains and has morphed into an Instagrammers paradise.

8. Karaköy

 

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The umbrella-covered Hoca Tahsin Street is where you will want to head to in the Karaköy district to recreate this popular photo aesthetic.

9. Balat

 

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The Balat neighborhood has recently gained popularity for its assortment of colorful houses which provide a perfect pop of color for photography enthusiasts.

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10. Galata Tower

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This tower offers 360-degree views across Istanbul but it also makes a great backdrop when photographed from one of the adjacent streets.

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