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The 7 Best Instagrammable Spots In Istanbul

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Istanbul

A lively and vibrant city, Istanbul is a melting pot of East-meets-West. Ancient mosques,  Turkish coffees and
terracotta rooftops make for some brilliant Insta-snaps.

Here’s the 7 most Instagrammable places in Istanbul.

1. Istanbul Galata Tower

A medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, this gives you the best views over the city. Just prepare to queue for the 360degree panoramic terrace…

A top-floor restaurant provides dazzling views at nighttime.

 

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2. Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) is a must-see for any visitor to Turkey. It still functions as a working mosque where men go to pray.

Go inside to see the 20,000 handmade ceramic Iznik tiles that give the mosque its name.

 

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3. Rainbow Stairs

Located on Sali Pazari Yokusu, the iconic rainbow stairs were painted by retired engineer Huseyin Cetinel in 2013 to “make people smile”.

The guerilla art project adds a splash of colour to visitor’s Instagram feeds. Don’t leave Istanbul without a visit.

 

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4. Seven Hills Hotel

What better way to start the day than with a scenic breakfast? The rooftop terrace of Seven Hills Hotel boasts views of the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

Waking up here is picture-perfect and the hotel view is just as beautiful at sunset.

 

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5. Hagia Sophia

An enormous 1,480-year-old marvel in the heart of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia was built as a Christian Orthodox cathedral and then became a museum in the 1930s.

Light shines through domes and the mix of religions and cultures make this church truly memorable. Go on a sunny day for the best pics!

 

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6. Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is an indoor maze of 61 streets. You’ll discover over 4,000 shops where hawkers entice locals and tourists in with colourful goods.

Get snap happy with vibrant spices, glowing lanterns and interesting fruits. Oh, and remember to bargain for the best price!

 

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7. Balat

The Fener-Balat quarter is a traditional Jewish neighbourhood with colourful houses. This is one of the city’s coolest districts to walk around and take photos.

Micro-roaster coffee stores and vintage shops are in between ancient churches and the picturesque facades of the pastel houses are super Instagrammable. See?

 

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Did we leave out any of your favourite Instagrammable spots in Instanbul? Let us know in the comments!

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