I'm planning to visit Istanbul this month and I want to make the most of my 4-days stay in this controversial and mind-blowing city. Alphonse de Lamartine once said, "If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul". But I'm willing to go even further and ask you to share your own TOP-5 places not to be missed in the capital of former Ottoman Empire;) It mustn't be something historically important, even a great view from the bench in the distant park will do, if you personally find it amazing. Museums, markets, restaurants, parks, locanta-s, squares, hills, streets etc.... no limits at all!
Thaaaaanks and have a great day!
I am pretty sure that this is on your list already but how about visit Hagia Sophia? :)
It's a very important building in Istanbul and should be visited. :)