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Other Places of Interest in Istanbul

With more time in Istanbul the following places are worth visiting or experiencing:

  • Archeological Museum of Istanbul in the old city, near the Topkapi Palace,
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in the old city, opposite the Blue Mosque,
  • Mihrimah Sultan Camisi (Mosque), in Edirnekapi,
  • Nostalgia at French writer Pierre Loti’s (1850-1923) favorite cafe in Eyup; Cafe Pierre Loti,
  • Pera Palas Hotel, a place where Agatha Christie and many other celebrities have stayed,
  • Walk from Taksim Square into Istiklal Street (Beyoglu), a pedestrian street with an old tram line, old buildings, modern shops and cinemas,
  • A typical local dinner in one of the restaurants in Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage), also on the Istiklal street,
  • A typical local fish dinner in one of many restaurants in Kumkapi; gypsies make music too,
  • Mehter (Military) Band Concert at the Military Museum in Harbiye,
  • Ortakoy at the base of the Bosphorus Bridge on the European side. An array of cafe-bars in the old narrow lanes. Open air craft market stalls on Sundays.
  • Experience a Turkish Hamam; Galatasaray Hamami (Istiklal St.), Cagaloglu Hamami (Yerebatan St.)