Things to do in Istanbul
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and buzzing modern cityscape, Istanbul offers you plenty of things to see and do when visiting the city of two continents. By day, you can take in the sights, bargain for a Turkish carpet or spices at the market, sip exotic tea blends or taste flavored Turkish delights. If you are a night owl, you can spend your evenings on the glittering Bosphorus waterfront where you will find world-class nightlife housed in historic mansions. Istanbul offers a wide range of things to do, whether you want to live the life of the metropolis or delve deeper into historical sights.
A modern metropolisIf you’re looking for a taste of modern day Turkey you should include a visit to upscale Ortaköy. What used to be a former fishing village has been transformed into the most glamorous neighborhood, rich in things to do. This is where you will find the best nightlife in Istanbul as well as ample opportunities to enjoy the beautiful Bosphorus Strait. If you want to sample some first-class shopping then Istanbul is the place to be, where a world spanning from modern malls to traditional Turkish markets awaits you.
Delving into historyHaving served as an imperial capital for hundreds of years, Istanbul is rich in history and heritage. Exquisite homes of sultans, such as the Dolmabahce Palace, offers you a unique look into the world of these wealthy rulers. Intricate ornaments, lavish furniture and a feeling of grandeur will welcome you at the palaces of Istanbul. A visit to the Hagia Sophia is a must when visiting the city, as well as a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. History lives on in this magnificent city.
Our Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul is your perfect home away from home when visiting Turkey. Experience the city that rests on two continents and all it has to offer before returning to stylish upscale rooms with all the available amenities and services you may desire from a city break.