February is the coldest month and mid-winter in Istanbul witn an average temperature of 6 degrees. Istanbul offers great attractions and things to do for its visitors during February. As it is a cold winter month in Istanbul, we recommend you to explore and enjoy indoor places like museums, palaces, exhibitions, art centres, concert halls, etc. Of course it is not possible to mention all of the best things to do in Istanbul in February but as an insider, we recommend you the below ones.
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Experience a Whirling Dervishes Show in Eminonu
The whirling dervishes show is one of the most visited attractions in Istanbul with the tourists. The ceremony is a complex musical repertoire called ayin and go on a mystical journey representing man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection. You may catch this one hour show and witness the miracle of the whirling dervishes.
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 Galatasaray Hammam and Experience the 500 years traditional bath culture of Ottomans in Galatasaray, Istiklal Avenue, Taksim
Galatasaray Hammam is located in Galatsaray, Istiklal Avenue. The hammam is a great place to experience the 500 years traditional bath culture of the Ottoman Empire.
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. It was built in 325 by the Emperor Constantine and reconstructed in 537.
Visit Sea Life Aquarium Istanbul in Bayrampasa
Visitors may experience and enjoy the lovely sea creatures, the largest collection of sharks in Europe, the Digital Aquarium, the Turtle Hospital where you may see the injured turtles are getting healed, thematic zones, school trips, birthday parties and much more.
Visit Istanbul LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Bayrampasa
Visitors may experience one of the top attractions for families with kids in Istanbul, access the indoor attractions just designed for kids between 3 to 10 years old, see the iconic buildings from Istanbul and Europe made from LEGO bricks, let your imagination go through the colourful LEGO world of creativity.
Visit Spice Bazaar & Make Shopping in Eminonu
The Eyptian Market (Misir Carsisi) is also one of the most popular covered bazaars in Istanbul where visitors may find variety of quality spices.
Visit Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Galata, Karakoy
Istanbul Modern is the first museum of modern and contemporary art in Turkey. You may find two exhibitions in Istanbul Modern that include;
In Pursuit of the Present (focuses on human conditions in today’s world, open untill May 12, 2019) and Yıldız Moran: A Mountain Tale (the works of Yıldız Moran (1932-1995), the first academically trained woman photographer of Turkey, open untill May 12, 2019).
Address: Asmalımescit Mahallesi Meşrutiyet Caddesi, No: 99 34430, Beyoğlu, Istanbul Turkey
Phone: +90 212 334 73 00
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.