Istanbul Weather, Climate, Exchange Rates, Videos, Pictures, Reviews, Events, Hotels, News.. and more

Information about Istanbul - find out what is happening near Istanbul . We have Videos, Pictures, Reviews from Red Planetters, An Exchange Rate Tracker (that lets you get the best out of changing exchange rates), Events, Hotels, News, Weather and Climate data. 

You are not logged in. LOGIN or CREATE account to save

If you've been recently then we'd love to hear from you.

Our pages are maintained by Red Planetter users who have a passion for travel and using the best tools and data on the internet to help everyone find out in detail about places, trips and things they'd like to do when travelling.

Have a look at the page contents and if you've something to add then please look for the drop box at the bottom of the page to let us know.

You don't even need an account at Red Planet Travel to make submissions.

Or why not join Red Planet Travel and contribute directly to this page with your information: You can gain Reputation Score and become a valued member of our community!

REGISTER  |   LOGIN


Remove this pop for next 2 hours.

Page Index ×

This Page Index is a dockable section, you can undock by clicking ( ) then move it around on the screen, when you finished click dock ( × ) and it will jump back into place.

Are you going to Istanbul?  Are you in Istanbul?  Let us know what you think and share it with other Red Planetters!   You can send us just text, but we’d prefer if you also take a snap or a selfie with something interesting to other Red Planetters in the picture. Let us know your feelings about Istanbul - good and bad.  Tell us if you’re having a great time, tell us if there are delays, the condition of the place.  Tell us what you like. Have a look see what others have written so far looking down the page, and if you have anything to add that has not already been said, let us know!

  • Overview You can't Edit

    Users Assigned: Kazmi  
    Istanbul is probably one of the hottest destinations in the 21st century when it comes to the European-Asian side of the world. Along with being the most populated city in Turkey, Istanbul has been one of the major center points of the world for literally thousands of years. Once known as Constantinople and Byzantium, and home to one of the last Roman outposts for a thousand years before it was conquered by the Ottoman ruler Sultan Mehmed II and subsequently becoming part of a Muslim nation, Istanbul is one of those mystical destinations that boasts near-mythical history and legends which surround the architecture and imbue the visitor with a sense of wonder, as well as an almost ethereal out-of-this-world vibe that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world.

    Today, Istanbul is a tourist city. Due to its history as a center of several different empires, the number of historic and religious monuments and buildings is staggering the very least. From the Hagia Sophia, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall, or the famous Turkish baths, everything here feels as though it's been stripped out of the past and transported to the 21st century.

    The nargile, or Turkish water pipe, is a centerpiece of Istanbul’s social setting. Commonly known as a hookah, there are various places throughout the city where you can literally sit down and simply smoke. Tobaccos range from fruit flavored to vanilla and chocolate and more, and should absolutely be enjoyed. In addition, Turkish coffee and Turkish delight are two of the most important things to taste while you are in Istanbul, because you will not find better anywhere else in the world. On top of that, Turkish cuisine is legendary, and there are the literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Between the mosques,the churches,the synagogues, the castles, the restaurants, the gardens, the nargile cafes, and the otherworldly feel of the place, Istanbul will leave you wondering if it was all just a dream, and waiting for the next time you can experience her charms.
You can't take the captaincy of page, please fix the follow errors:
    ×
    ×
    SECTION TO FIX: 1 of 3

    SECTION TITLE

    SECTION ERROR
    USERS ASSIGNED TO THIS SECTION:
    REVISIONS
    Rev. User Date
    EDIT REASON : REASON HERE..
    CONTENT
    CONTENT HERE..
    Back to Page Index

    Alternative Routes - Flights, Trains, Buses to Istanbul

    Use the all modes of transport search engine to get you there.

    Want a widget like this on your own website to help people get to you?

    Hotels near Istanbul

    Landmarks near Istanbul

    Looking for something to do or a place to go see near Istanbul? Here is our list of options.

    • Hippodrome of Constantinople
      0.30 Km from Istanbul
      True
    • Shaft (club)
      4.61 Km from Istanbul
      Shaft Rock Blues and Jazz Club is a blues and rock club in Istanbul, Turkey. Besides providing blues and jazz music which gives the place its name, it additionally offers a combination of rock music covers by famous Turkish musicians and a weekly free stage night for newcomer musicians. Its late night drinking and disco style entertainment is one of the few on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Its location in regional town and city centre Kadikoy has been a focus of some contribution to late night...
    • Miniatürk
      6.27 Km from Istanbul
      True
    • SantralIstanbul
      7.02 Km from Istanbul
      The SantralIstanbul (Turkish: Santralİstanbul), opened in 2007, is an arts and cultural complex located at the upper end of Golden Horn in the Eyüp district of Istanbul, Turkey. The center, consisting of a modern art museum, an energy museum, an amphitheater, concert halls and a public library, is situated within the Silahtarağa campus of Istanbul Bilgi University that was formerly the first power station of the Ottoman Empire. Arts, cultural, educational and social buildings of SantralIstanbul,...
    • M4 (Istanbul Metro)
      7.70 Km from Istanbul
      M4, officially referred to as M4 Kadıköy-Kartal Line (Turkish: M4 Kadıköy-Kartal metro hattı), is a rapid transit line of the Istanbul Metro. Running between Kadıköy and Kartal, it is the only rapid transit line operating on the Asian side of Istanbul. The M4 mostly runs under the D.100, parallel to the Istanbul-Ankara Main Line and is wholly underground. The M4 opened on 17 August 2012 with a large ceremony in Kadıköy, in which Recep Tayyip Erdoğan personally took part in. On 29 October 2013, w...
    • Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1
      10.49 Km from Istanbul
      Varyap Meridian Project is a mixed-use development located near Istanbul's new financial and business district. Varyap Meridian Grand Tower will be the tallest building in this project, at 244 m.
    • Ülker Sports Arena
      10.71 Km from Istanbul
      Fenerbahçe International Sports Complex Ülker Sports Arena (Turkish: Fenerbahçe Uluslararası Spor Kompleksi Ülker Spor Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Ataşehir, Istanbul. It was inaugurated on 25 January 2012, with the EA7 Emporio Armani match in the Euroleague 2011-12 Top 16. It is owned and run by Fenerbahçe S.K.
    • İstinye Park
      12.25 Km from Istanbul
      Istinye Park is a shopping center in the İstinye quarter of Istanbul, Turkey with 291 stores, 85,250 m2 of retail area, and four levels of underground parking. The center features both enclosed and open-air sections. The open-air section has a green central park and offers street-side shopping. The center includes an authentic Turkish food bazaar- a traditional market place, inspired by Turkish architecture and history.
    • Istanbul Aquarium
      15.75 Km from Istanbul
      True

    Points of Interest near Istanbul

    Looking for important things or something to do or a place to go see near Istanbul? Here is our list of options.

    Filter By Tags:

    • Istanbul
      Istanbul is probably one of the hottest destinations in the 21st century when it comes to the European-Asian side of the world. Along with being the most populated city in Turkey, Istanbul has been one of the major center points of the world for literally thousands of years. Once known as Constantinople and Byzantium, and home to one of the last Roman outposts for a thousand years before it was conquered by the Ottoman ruler Sultan Mehmed II and subsequently becoming part of a Muslim nation, Istanbul is one of those mystical destinations that boasts near-mythical history and legends which surround the architecture and imbue the visitor with a sense of wonder, as well as an almost ethereal out-of-this-world vibe that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world.

      Today, Istanbul is a tourist city. Due to its history as a center of several different empires, the number of historic and religious monuments and buildings is staggering the very least. From the Hagia Sophia, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall, or the famous Turkish baths, everything here feels as though it's been stripped out of the past and transported to the 21st century.

      The nargile, or Turkish water pipe, is a centerpiece of Istanbul’s social setting. Commonly known as a hookah, there are various places throughout the city where you can literally sit down and simply smoke. Tobaccos range from fruit flavored to vanilla and chocolate and more, and should absolutely be enjoyed. In addition, Turkish coffee and Turkish delight are two of the most important things to taste while you are in Istanbul, because you will not find better anywhere else in the world. On top of that, Turkish cuisine is legendary, and there are the literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Between the mosques,the churches,the synagogues, the castles, the restaurants, the gardens, the nargile cafes, and the otherworldly feel of the place, Istanbul will leave you wondering if it was all just a dream, and waiting for the next time you can experience her charms.
      Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
    • No:
      No info yet.. Please go to this page and enter some.
      No:, Katip Mustafa Çelebi Mahallesi, Sıraselviler Cd. No:30 D:306, 34398 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    • Mimar Sinan Mahallesi
      No info yet.. Please go to this page and enter some.
      Mimar Sinan Mahallesi, 34664 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey
    • No:68
      No info yet.. Please go to this page and enter some.
      No:68, Rasimpaşa Mahallesi, Orgeneral Şahap Gürler Cd., 34716 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey

    Exchange Rate History Turkey

    Exchange rate fluctuations can have a considerable impact on your trip budget. If your home currency has appreciated in value in the recent term over the currency of your destination you are likely to find the place inexpensive.

    Select your home currency from the drop down to compare it to the currency in use in Turkey.

    Currencies fluctuate all the time, to keep updated of rapidly devaluing currencies follow us on Twitter or Facebook , or if you have somewhere special in mind sign up for an account and plan a trip. We will then keep an eye on their currency rates, and send you an alert if their currency goes down in comparison to yours.

    Climate near Istanbul

    Do you know of anything else about the enviroment that makes you happy to come to Istanbul? If it's a city or neighbourhood are there any climatic, or microclimatic features that you could tell others about. If the location is a building or place, then can you describe it maybe as "sun-lit", or "cold in the mornings". We'd love you to contribute - why not let us know in the drop box below

    Graphic showing average weather in Istanbul in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 4.7 114.1 40.5 44.9
    Feb 4.7 93.7 40.5 36.9
    Mar 6.7 90.8 44.1 35.7
    Apr 10.9 55.3 51.6 21.8
    May 15.7 37.7 60.3 14.8
    Jun 20.1 42 68.2 16.5
    Jul 22.7 31.2 72.9 12.3
    Aug 22.5 38.9 72.5 15.3
    Sep 19.2 69.8 66.6 27.5
    Oct 15.3 94.5 59.5 37.2
    Nov 11.1 107.1 52 42.2
    Dec 7.1 153.4 44.8 60.4

    Travel Info

    Latest news from Istanbul

    Events near by Istanbul

    Do you have an event that you want to shout about? Email contact@redplanet.travel and we'll tell you how to get into this list for free!

      Latest News from Istanbul

      Let us know what is happening by tweeting @redplanetters - Use this link which will make sure you #hashtag where you are!

      Reviews

      Here are some reviews of Istanbul - don't forget to let us know how you got on by using the drop box at the bottom of the page, or joining our community and writing a review.

      Capacity Category

      • Istanbul, where the East meets the West!
        Torn between two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a sprawling Turkish city with its skyline of majestic domes and minarets. The former capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, its architecture and history is rich and live, and is sure to enthrall anyone who pays it a visit. The pristine blue waters of the Sea of Marmara to the south, the breathtaking sight as the sun sets in, making the waters of the Golden Horn in the north glisten. This city is no mundane one.

        The myth of the magnificent city
        Istanbul is one city that will truly give you an experience of both Middle Eastern and Western cultures all at once. I mean, come on, how many cities will give you that? Though the majority of its population are Muslims, it is a hodgepodge of cultures and backgrounds coalesced in one city. Now, why is that? Why is its culture so diverse you wander? The answer lies in its history. Istanbul was the capital city of the two greatest empires in history, the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire. Thus, also making it possible to witness the architectural beauty that is endemic to the Greek, Roman and Ottoman period. These great dynasties have left an indelible mark on the city's architecture and culture.

        Top Attractions to explore
        1. Aya Sofya - One of Istanbul's most revered landmarks, started its life as a church, converted to a mosque and is now a museum. It has an enormous dome, which is around 33m in diameter, that towers above along with smaller domes. The architecture is simply awe-inspiring with its interior having a combination Ottoman and Byzantine splendor.
        2. Topkapi Palace - be a witness to the opulent lives lead by the sultans of the Ottoman Empire who ruled till the 19th century. Of the many highlights of this palace, the most popular are the Harem, the Second Court, the Third Court, the Palace Kitchens and the Imperial Treasury where lustrous gold objects and gems will leave you astounded.
        3. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern - the beautiful mosque has six minarets and a cascade of domes. The "Blue" in its name come from its high ceiling which has 20 000 blue tiles. Surprise yourself with Istanbul's Basilica Cistern, a humongous palace-like underground hall that once stored the royal water supply for the Roman emperors.
        4. Grand Bazaar - Fancy a little shopping? Head off to the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops selling jewelry, ceramics, carpets, antique goods and much more! If you are a foodie, then you might as well pay a visit to the Spice Bazaar where you will find vividly colored spices including herbs, nuts and dried fruits.
        Istanbul is a unique city which will provide you with a European experience embellished with an Islamic grace. This is a city where you will see people walking to the mosque for prayer at dawn and at the same time clubbers making their way home from the bars and nightclubs. What else do you need? Pack your bags and let’s go!
        Happy Traveling!
        • 30s
        • Female
        • No Kids
        • Single
        • No Disability
        • Travelling enthusiast
        • Travel Writer (Journalist)
        Review Score: 0 You can't vote. why?
      Do you want leave review ?
      Please login or join.

      Page drop box for Istanbul

      Been to Istanbul recently, or maybe you know something about the history of this place? We want you to tell the Red Planetter community about this place.

      You don't need an account or have to sign up or anything!

      You can earn Reputation score by joining our community and also enrol on the TravelTip$ program and get paid for good advice by other travellers.

      Find E-Mail easier? Send your comments about the place, or advise us if you see something that needs correcting on this page. You can attach pictures to your e-mail too (but try to keep the image size down, and no more than 16mb total).

      If you are not logged in, or choose to make the drop box anonymously you can tell the community honestly what you seen without any concern. Please send images or other evidence to support your claims.

      Drop image here or click to upload

        Summary

        Name : Istanbul
        Address : Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
        Website :
        not applicable
        Website dedicated to this place
        You need to be logged in and be a member of our community to edit this. If you just passing and want to let us know something then use the drop box at the bottom of the page.

        Topic Tags for Istanbul

        Topic Tags are what bind the Red Planet Travel site together, and are very important.

        This place has been tagged:

        If you think those tags are not perfect, then please let the person responsible for this page know by dropping a note in the anonymous drop box below, or better yet sign up or login and join our community, once you've got enough reputation score you can edit them yourself!

        Channel List

        These are the channels this page belongs to.

        Got a Question?

        ?

        Ask any travel related question or help others with your experience

        Page Captain & Crew

        Before you apply read about the Roles on Red Planet Travel

        Page Captain
        This page doesn't have a captain yet.

        Have something to Contribute?

        We are looking to grow the information on this site, if you have something to contribute to any page then we'd like to hear from you.

        What's more you can now earn money (paid direct via Paypal) for writing descriptions about places you know.

        You will need to tell other members about yourself and your relevant knowledge and experience about what you want to contribute about.

        Look below for some example page types, and types of people whose views on a place might be useful to know.

        Page Type: Hotel

        Are there any special benefits or adaptations that this Hotel or it's location has that you can comment on in your capacity as a Doctor

        Tell us your job, knowledge, experience..

        My Experience: Doctor

        This hotel has great CPR equipment and I can see the team are all trained

        If you are the owner/manager of any place, then you can, of course, take control of your page and add relevant information other visitors might want to know

        User Videos

        Webmasters & YouTubers - to add a video to this section just link to this page in the YouTube description on your video

        User Images

        Do you have any recent pictures? Please use the drop box at the bottom of the page to send them to us.

        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        9/18/2018 3:58:28 PM
        "