Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

Things to do in Istanbul in January are endless. Istanbul offers great attractions and things to do for its visitors during January. As it is cold winter in Istanbul during January, we recommend you to explore and enjoy indoor places like museums, palaces, art centres, etc. Of course it is not possible to mention all the best things to do and attractions in Istanbul in January but here you may find the most fascinating ones.



Below you may find the list of top 10 things to do in Istanbul in January.

Eat Turkish Kebab & Enjoy Turkish Cuisine in all districts of Istanbul

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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.

Visit Istiklal Avenue, Eat Roasted Chestnut & Enjoy the Lively Atmosphere in Taksim

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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 Galata Tower and Enjoy the Impressive Landscape in Galata, Karakoy

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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 Istanbul Aquarium in Florya, Bakirkoy

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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 Museum of Modern Art in Galata, Karakoy

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is the first private museum in Turkey offering modern and contemporary art exhibitions. The museum was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.



Visit Galatasaray Hammam and Experience the 500 years traditional bath culture of Ottomans in Galatasaray, Istiklal Avenue, Taksim

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

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 Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

The Blue Mosque was built in the 17th century by Sultan Ahmet I. Blue name came from its beautiful blue tiles interior. It is the only mosque with six minarets. The Blue Mosque is one most popular tourist sights in Istanbul.

Visit Asmalimescit and Enjoy the Lively Nights in Galata, Beyoglu

Top 10 Things to Do in Istanbul in January 2020

Asmalimescit is the street located at the Tunnel end of Istiklal Avenue that where the visitors may enjoy the lively atmosphere of its narrow streets with cafes, dining places, open air art performances and more.