Utforsk turistattraksjoner i Istanbul

Oppdatert på Jun 16, 2024 | Tyrkia e-visum

Istanbul, a city with many faces, has so much to explore that much of it might not be possible to garner at once. A historic city with many UNESCO heritage sites, with a blend of modern twist on the outside, one might be able to reflect on the city’s beauty only while witnessing up close.

Known as Byzantium in ancient Greek, the largest city of Turkey has enormous splendour in its monuments and old structures but definitely not a place where you would get bored only with museums.

As you cross along each street of Istanbul you might find an undiscovered picture of Turkey and a nice story to tell back home.

Being one of the places listed as the European Capital of Culture in the past, Istanbul has been a source of attracting heavy tourism from abroad, giving Turkey an exposure to showcase its diverse culture to foreign tourists. Even if you don't know about other places in Turkey, you most probably already know a lot about Istanbul, en av verdens beste reisemål!

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Bosporos broer som forbinder to kontinenter

Istanbul er det eneste landet i verden som er ligger på to kontinenter samtidig with the inflection of cultures from both Europe and Asia. Byen på to sider er delt av Bosporus-broen which connects two different parts of the world and an option to see the world all at once. The europeiske siden av Istanbul er kjent som Avrupa Yakasi og asiatisk side er kjent som Anadolu Yakasi eller noen ganger som Lilleasia.

Each side of the city is unique in appearance and architecture. The Den europeiske siden av Istanbul er mer kosmopolitisk and is considered as the center of the city being a hub for trade and industry and home to the most famous monuments in the country including the Hagia Sofia og Blå moské. De Den asiatiske siden er den eldre siden av Istanbul although most historical buildings are located on the european side. The asian side would appear more green being less urbanised than the other side and a good place to see a secluded but beautiful side of the city. Although covering a small proportion of area, both the sides together constitute the most populous city of Turkey becoming a main center for tourist attractions.


One of three suspension bridges in the Bosphorus Strait is the Bosphorus bridge connecting the asian side of Istanbul with its portions lying in Southeastern Europe. The suspension bridge is the longest in terms of its bridge span in the world.

On one side of the bridge lies Ortakoy, offering a glimpse of Europe and on the other side is the neighbourhood of Beylerbeyi with a touch of east. The bridge is the only one in the world connecting two continents at once.

Moderne historisk

De byen Istanbul er hjemsted for flere UNESCOs verdensarvsteder, not to mention centuries old museums and citadels. Many of the city’s sides are decorated with a touch of modern appearance of old spice markets or souks, like the famous Grand Bazaar, as they present a reflection of old culture with a modern twist and a great time to visitors even today.

En av de største basarene i byen, den egyptiske basaren or Spice Bazaar has shops selling everything from rare spices to modern sweets. There is no way to miss a view of rich bazaars in Istanbul whatever be the case. And if you want to go more practical with the experience then there are flere hamamer ligger i hvert hjørne av byen.

I det åpne hav

To witness both the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul a cruise through the Bosphorus strait is the all in one way of going through the beauty of the city in a short speck of time. Flere cruise-alternativer er tilgjengelige med forskjellige tidslengder og avstand, noen som strekker seg så langt som Svartehavet.

The cruise gives a chance to stop at all the good places without missing any in the city filled with palaces and centuries old mansions, still glimmering with beauty. The best would be a sunset cruise offering a glimpse of the city’s skyline as it immerses in colours of orange. As a glimpse of the country’s culture, several cultural centers in Istanbul also host Sema forestillinger der Sufi-dervishene virvler rundt i en transelignende tilstand som trollbinder publikum med sin hengivenhet.

Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia Holy Holy Mosque i Istanbul

Den stille siden

Located on the European side of Bosphorus Strait, Bebek bay is one of affluent neighbourhoods in Istanbul. The area once famous for its palaces in the times of the Ottomans, till today remains home to one of the rich sophisticated architecture and culture of the city.

If you want to see a less populous side of Turkey, this town located in the Besiktas district of Istanbul has many options with boardwalks at banks of Bosphorus and cobblestone streets filled with cafes, traditional crafts and local markets located by the sea. It is one of the green, lively and wealthy neighbourhoods of Istanbul which would probably be missing from many hefty tourist packages.

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