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  1. I have heard so many wonderful things about Turkey I can’t wait to visit it. The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are so grand. I’d also love strolling through Grand Bazaar and digging into delicious Turkish kebabs and dolmas.

  2. I’ve done all these during my first visit in Istanbul few years back. Istanbul is such a beautiful place. I agree with you, you can enjoy the city without digging hole in your pocket. Nice article.

  3. I’ve wanted to go to Turkey (especially Istanbul!) for some time, and this post is so so handy to start thinking more seriously about it!!! I love how much there is to do for free, great when you’re on a budget.

  4. Hi, thank you for this great post. Istanbul somehow ends up always on our transit routes , never long enough to actually go and explore it. Looks like a nice city and maybe we just have to make the effort to actually stay there one or two nights.

  5. Aah Istanbul is forever on my list. I think these are all the 9 places I would love to visit when I go there. Definitely saving this <3

  6. Wow so many exciting things to do. Especially love parks and big bazaars. So on my visit these might be the priorities to visit. Thanks for the info.

  7. Love your list of things to do in Istanbul. I’ve just had a friend come back from 10 days there and she has highly recommended it. I think I’d end up doing a walking tour here and definitely some shopping!! Nice to read 🙂

    1. Yes you will suprised by what you can do in istanbul for free. your friend is right, i’d also recommend it to anyone.
      And for shopping, you will find everything in the grand bazaar i

  8. I’ve heard incredible things about Istanbul (and turkey in general actually). The architecture looks amazing and it seems like there’s plenty of things to see and do (and I’m ALWAYS on a budget so that’s a relief!)
    One question, how did you feel as a female traveler in Istanbul; did you find it relatively safe?

    1. Yes the architecture is amazing and beautiful.
      I hear so many people say its not safe to travel to turkey as a woman but in my experience, i never felt unsafe of harassed in anyway. i found everyone pretty welcoming

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