Istanbul City Guide 2022
For public transportation, you need to purchase an “Istanbul Card” through the yellow vending machines available at the entrance of transportation points at minimal fee. It can be refilled from the same machines.
There are three mobile operators in Turkey: Turkcell, Vodafone and Turk Telekom. You can buy SIM card at the airport at the arrivals terminal. The documents you need is simply your passport and valid visa.
You can exchange money at the airport or at the city from the 'döviz' offices. However, it is worth mentioning that the exchange rate in the airport higher than downtown.
Sultanahmet Mosque, Ayasofya Mosque, Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, Şehzade Mosque, Fatih Mosque, Eyup Sultan Mosque, Arab Mosque, Valide Sultan Mosque, Dolmabahçe Mosque, Ortaköy Mosque, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Çamlıca Mosque.
Topkapı Palace, Hagia Irene, Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam, Basilica Cistern, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, The Museum of Great Palace Mosaics, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Yıldız Palace, Ihlamur Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Galata Tower, Galata Mevlevi House,
Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Miniatürk, Panorama 1453 History Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Küçüksu Palace, Maiden's Tower.
Cevahir, Zorlu Center, Kanyon, Metrocity, Özdilek Park, Akmerkez, Istinye Park, Historia, Forum Istanbul, Marmara Forum, Olivium Outlet, Venezia Mega Outlet, Isfanbul, Mall of İstanbul, Emaar Square, Optimum Outlet, Buyaka, Viaport Outlet
BAZAARS (HISTORICAL MARKETS):
Arasta Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Mahmutpaşa Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Eminönü Copper Bazaar & Hasırcılar Bazaar
Museum of Illusions, Madame Tussauds, Isfanbul Theme Park, Istanbul Dolphinarium, Istanbul Aquairum (Aqua Florya Mall), Pelit Chocolate Museum, Snowpark (Torium Mall), Kidzania (Akasya Mall)
STREETS & SQUARES:
Taksim Square & Istiklal Street, Çırağan Street (Beşiktaş), Ortaköy Square, Beyazit Square, Fevzipaşa Street (Fatih), Üsküdar Square, Kadıköy Square, Bağdat Street (Kadıköy)
Princes Islands, Pierre Loti Hill & Cable Car (Eyüp Sultan), Gülhane Park, Yıldız Park, Emirgan Grove, Fethi Paşa Grove, Nakkaştepe Park, Çamlıca Hill, Hidiv Pavilion & Grove Forest, Polonezköy Nature Park