Istanbul offers great attractions and things to do for its visitors during December..
Of course it is not possible to mention all the best things to do and attractions in Istanbul in December but here you may find the most fascinating ones. Eating Turkish kebab and visiting Istiklal Avenue and enjoying the new year’s eve in a lively atmosphere, visiting Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, visiting Istanbul Aquarium, visiting Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Grand
Bazaar, and Rahmi Koc Museum can be considered as the top 10 best things to do in Istanbul during December.
Below you may find the list of top 10 things to do in Istanbul in December.
Eat Turkish Kebab & Enjoy Turkish Cuisine in all districts of Istanbul
Istanbul offers wide range of Turkish cuisine at the variety of well established, good and luxury Istanbul restaurants. The traditional Turkish cuisine is really worth a taste. Travelers may choose from a wide range of Turkish kebabs, mezes (starters) and dishes that are mostly based on meat. Also Turkish sweets such as baklava and Turkish delight are worldwide famous.
Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Street) is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Istanbul. It is a long colorful pedestrian street full of all kind of shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows and it is located by the Taksim Square.
Visit Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula
Topkapi Palace is a magnificent oriental palace that is situated on a triangular promontory dominating the Bosphorus & Golden Horn. It was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 15th century to mid-19th century.
Visit Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula
The former church of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) is one of the world’s greatest architectural works and accepted as the 8th wonder of the world.
Visit Istanbul Aquarium in Florya, Bakirkoy
Istanbul Aquarium, with its 6,000 square meters area, a special-themed and 1,2 km long travel route originating in the Black Sea towards the Pacific, the fish species, rainforest, a gift shop with an area of 470 square meters, 1 restaurant having the Panama Canal view on one side and the sea view on the other and great attractions, is one of the best aquariums and theme parks in Europe.
Visit Grand Bazaar & Make Shopping in Beyazit
The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from boots and slippers to gold and silver jewellery.
Visit Istanbul Archaeological Museum in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula
The Archaeological Museum of Istanbul contains an immense collection of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine works and items including sculptures and sarcophagi.
Visit Galata Tower and Enjoy the Impressive Landscape in Galata, Karakoy
Galata Tower is an old Genoese tower overlooking the beautiful Istanbul and has a luxurious restaurant at the top. Traveler may enjoy the excellent panoramic views of Istanbul, Golden Horn and Bosphorus.
Visit Galata Mevlevihanesi and Enjoy the Turkish Art & Mevlevi Culture in Galata, Beyoglu
Dating back to 1491 and has become a museum in 1975, the Galata Mevlevihanesi is a lively place that variety of Turkish calligraphic art items, music items and items belonging to Mevlevi culture are exhibited.
Visit Rahmi Koc Museum in Haskoy, Golden Horn
The Rahmi Koc Museum is housed in a former anchor foundry that this science and technology museum is a trove of machines and other eccentric exhibits. The exhibits include the vintage cars, trains and submarines.