Explore the Blue Mosque
Location: Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydan? Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/?stanbul, Turkey
Price: Entry is free
Timings: Anytime, closed only during prayer times.
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Marvel the Beauty of Topkapi Palace
One of the main attractions of the palace is the Harem, where the mother of Sultan lived with his wives and mistresses. This is one of the best places to go in Istanbul in winter as the crowd is less giving you a chance to enjoy the beauty of the palace in the best way.
Location: Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/?stanbul, Turkey
Price: 72 Turkish Lira. Free for children under 8. Extra charges required for entering the Harem section and Hagia Eirene Church. Alternatively, you can get an Istanbul Tourist pass and skip the payment
Timings: 9 AM-4:45 PM, Ticket Booth closes at 4 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.
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Historical Turkish Bath
This is the best place for relaxation and rejuvenation after a long and hectic day of sightseeing. This is one of the best places to go in Istanbul in winter as you are offered special treatment with lukewarm water in a warm room.
Location: There are many Turkish baths. But one of the most famous is Ca?alo?lu Hamam Alemdar, Prof. Kaz?m ?smail Gürkan Cd. No:24, 34110, 34110 Fatih/?stanbul, Turkey
Price: 50 Euro to 180 Euro
Timings: 9 am- 10 pm (Weekdays), 9 am – 11 pm (Sat & Sun)
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Be Lost in the Grand Bazaar
There are some popular restaurants like Asian, Havuzlu within the market which will cater to your hunger spree. This is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul in winter as the streets are all decked up for Christmas celebrations.
Location: Beyaz?t, Kalpakç?lar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/?stanbul, Turkey
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm on all days
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Admire the Beauty of Hagia Sophia
This is one of the best places to go in Turkey in the winters as the cool breeze blows it's less crowded, and you can find complete solace while visiting the place.
Location: Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydani No:1, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Price: 72 TRY or 847 INR
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Monday.
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Have a Glimpse of History at Istanbul Modern
There is also a cafe for refreshments and a gift shop containing artistic gift items and souvenirs. This is considered to be one of the best places to go in Istanbul in winter as there is less crowd and you don’t need to wait in huge lines for tickets.
Location: Asmal? Mescit, Me?rutiyet Cd. No:99, 34430 Beyo?lu/?stanbul, Turkey
Price: 72 TL
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm on all days except Monday.
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Delight Yourself by Watching Whirling Dervishes Show
The show constitutes the real ceremony where the participants/dervishes do extensive chanting, whirling, praying, dancing with music to achieve enlightenment. You can learn about the rich culture of Istanbul by attending this show.
Location: Istanbul has plenty of opportunities to watch the show. The most famous are The Galata Mevlevi Museum, ?ahkulu, Galip Dede Cd. No:15, 34420 Beyo?lu/?stanbul, Turkey
Price: 100 TL for the show, Museum entry separate fee of 14 TL
Timings: Every Sunday, 5 pm
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Experience Solace at Chora Church
You can visit this museum to step back into historical times and to know more about the traditions and culture of Istanbul.
Enjoy Some Shutter Shooting at Ortakoy Mosque
Location: Mecidiye, Mecidiye Köprüsü Sk. No:1 D:1, 34347 Be?ikta?/?stanbul, Turkey
Timings: Daily, 9 am to 6 pm, closed during prayer times.
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Take a Ride on Taksim Tram
Location: European Istanbul
Price: TL 1.75
Timings: 7 am to 8 pm
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Step Back into History at Basilica Cistern
Location: Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd 1/3, 34110 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.
Price: 20 TRY or 235 INR. Entry is free for children below the age of 7.
Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week.
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Drink Some Thick Turkish Coffee
Mandabatmaz located in the famous Istiklal Street is everyone’s favorite place for Turkish Coffee. If you are going to Grand Bazar, then try out the Turkish Coffee in Sark Kahvesi. It's especially a delight to have the Turkish coffee in winters as it offers you respite from the cold temperature by warming up your body.
Location: Fazil Bey's Turkish Coffee, Cafera?a, Serasker Cd. 1/A, 34710 Kad?köy/?stanbul, Turkey
Timings: 8am to 12 am/ 8am to 9pm all days
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Have a Panoramic View at Galata Tower
And for your entertainment and relaxation, the building houses a nightclub, a cafe, and a restaurant. And it is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Istanbul in winter as it gives a panoramic view of the snow-laden city during this time of the year.
Location: Bereketzade, Galata Kulesi, 34421 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey
Price: 7 TRY or 82 INR. Free for children below 7.
Admire the Exhibits at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Location: Binbirdirek, At Meydani Cd No: 44, 34122 Fatih/ Istanbul, Turkey
Price: 42 TRY or 488 INR. Free for children under the age of 8.
Timings: 9 am to 4 pm in winter.
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Shop Till You Drop at Egyptian Spice Bazaar
And it is considered to be one of the best places to go in Istanbul in winter because the crowds are less, the prices are down, and since you are inside the market building, you won’t feel the chill if you wear a winter coat!
Location: Rustem Pasa, Erzak Ambari Sok No: 92, 34116 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Timings: 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday
9:30 am to 7 pm on Sundays
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Stroll Along Istiklal Street
Both the sides of the street are lined by shops and stores- local and international bakery, restaurants, shops, bookstores, nightclubs, shisha cafes and tea houses. This place has now become so famous that Istiklal Street photo walks are very common and one of the top things for tourists to do!
Location: Istiklal Street, Beyoglu, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Timings: No specific timing
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Cruising at Bosphorus
Location: Alemdar Mah, Ticanethane Sok, Hakki Bey Ishani No: 5/3, 34122, Turkey
Price: For adults: Double way – 25 TRY or 290 INR
Timings: Depends on the cruise you choose
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Taste some Local Wines
You will be educated on the varieties like merlot and sauvignon, and you can also know which food item pairs best with which variant. But these tours take a whole day so make sure that you have optimum time at your hand.
Location: Kirklareli District, Istanbul, Turke
Price: Depending on the tour you take
Timings: Depending on the tour you take
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Try Istanbul’s Winter Street Food
You can also try here the Dilli Kasarli toast, which is basically a grilled cheese sandwich, only with a slice of beef tongue with the cheese.
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Marvel over the Art Collection at Archaeological Museum
This is one of the top places to go in Istanbul in winter as the crowd is less and you don’t have to stand in queue for tickets! The museum has everything- from sculptures of lions and kings to tablets of archaic scripts from the Hittite period.
Location: Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Price: 36 TRY or 420 INR. Free for children under the age of 8.
Timings: 9 am to 7 pm on all days.
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