Attractions

Charming attractions for every traveller

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)

This mosque's name comes from the 20,000 shimmering blue-green Iznik tiles that cover its interior. Built in the 17th century, the Blue Mosque is still in active use, but tourists may enter through a separate entrance.

Dolmabahçe Palace

This opulent palace was the former residence of Ottoman sultans in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Boasting both European and Turkish styles, the palace abounds in decorative finery such as crystal chandeliers, trompe l'oeil ceilings and intricate carpets.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 9.3ºC 4.2ºC
Feb 9.7ºC 4.0ºC
Mar 12.1ºC 5.5ºC
Apr 17.0ºC 9.3ºC
May 22.1ºC 13.5ºC
Jun 26.9ºC 18.0ºC
Jul 29.4ºC 20.4ºC
Aug 29.2ºC 20.5ºC
Sep 25.5ºC 17.4ºC
Oct 20.2ºC 13.6ºC
Nov 15.2ºC 9.3ºC
Dec 11.2ºC 6.2ºC