Istanbul Tourist Attractions Map PDF

Istanbul is a city with various attractions. Visitors of Istanbul mainly focus on the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. These sights are close to each other and easy to find. In order to explore the rest of Istanbul, let’s check our Istanbul Tourist Map blog post. These visuals may help you find Istanbul’s hidden gems.

Istanbul Tourist Attractions Maps 2020

I tried to select the best free tourist maps of Istanbul through the internet, in order to show the touristic attractions and describe you how to find them. Since some areas in Istanbul are not sufficiently visualized, I tried to create useful images for you by processing the drafts I copied from Google Maps.

  • A Map Of Istanbul’s Popular Tourist Attractions

I created this simple but handy map based on the Google Maps. This map shows the major places of interest in Istanbul. These are must-see tourist attractions for those who will stay in Istanbul for 2 or 3 days.

If you would like to see the top tourist attractions with the assistance of a private tour guide, you may check my HALF DAY and FULL DAY tour options.

Istanbul Sightseeing Map

  • Istanbul Old City and Sultanahmet Tram Stations Map

Tram T1 Line is the major public transport vehicle to commute between the Istanbul Old City and Beyoglu (New City) areas.

If you are staying in a hotel located in Beyazit, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci or Eminonu (Old City Neighborhoods), Tram T1 will be exteremely useful for you to get to Galata Tower, Istiklal Avenue, Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace.

For more information this article might be useful: Istanbul Tram T1 Line

From Sultanahmet to Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Taksim Map
  • Map Of Istanbul By Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

An illustrative map of Istanbul that shows the main tourist attractions around the Istanbul Historic Peninsula (southwest), Beyoglu Modern Istanbul (north) and Istanbul Asian Side (southeast) .

You may click this Istanbul Tourist Map to download it on your computer and study the major areas.

Istanbul Tourist Attractions Maps PDF Free Download

Download PDF File of the above MAP

  • Modern Istanbul Beyoglu vs Old City Sultanahmet

This is a great map to review the Golden Horn and Bosphorus.

Golden Horn (Halic) separates the Istanbul Old City (Sultanahmet etc.) from Beyoglu (Modern Istanbul). Both areas literally located on the European side of Istanbul. Whereas Bosphorus separates the European Side and Asian Side of the Istanbul city.

Istanbul Beyoglu (Taksim), Sultanahmet (Old City) Map

  • A Map To Help You Decide Where To Stay In Istanbul

Istanbul is a very big city with a lot of attractive hotels. You may find elegant boutique hotels or luxurious five star hotels in every district. It’s more important to decide Where To Stay in Istanbul. So this descriptive map might help you.

Best Area To Stay In Istanbul – Hotel Districts Map

  • An Istanbul Tourist Map By Turkish Airlines

This map shows you the main places to visit in 4 or 5 days. Both Byzantine and Ottoman heritage of the city displayed on the map. Moreover climbing up to Pierre Loti Hill for having a great Turkish Tea with the view of Golden Horn; or Ortaköy Square to enjoy the view of Bosphorus like locals.

Here is a very useful Istanbul Tourist Map of Attractions. Provided as PDF file for free download.

Istanbul Tourist Maps PDF File For Free Download

Download PDF File of the above MAP

  • Large Map of Istanbul European & Asian Side

This large scale map can help you get a grip on geographic structure of Istanbul. It shows the upper villages of the Bosphorus like Sarıyer or Beykoz. It also show the inlands of Asian Side as well as the Adalar (Princes Islands) on the southern side of the city. Kadikoy Fish Market and its surroundings are the recommended places to visit in Istanbul’s Asian Side.

Fatih (Historic Peninsula & Sultanahmet) and Beyoğlu (Taksim) are considered as the center of the city. You may also see the airports and how close or far they are located from the city center.

For instance, Istanbul Airport is located on the west and its around 20 kilometers from downtown. On the other hand Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located in the Asian side (Easternmost of Istanbul) and its around 40 kilometers from the Beyoğlu’s Taksim Square (Hub of the city)

Large Scale Map of Istanbul – Showing Both Asian and European Sides

  • Metro Map By Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

This map shows how to get around in the central Istanbul, with Metro, Tram and Funicular connections. To get more information about the Istanbul transportation please check the links at the bottom of the article.

Istanbul Metro Map 2020 – PDF File To Download

Download PDF File of the Metro Map

  • Galata, Istiklal Avenue, Taksim Square (Beyoglu) Map

Beyoğlu is the name of modern Istanbul’s main district. This map shows major places of interest around the renowned Taksim Square and Istiklal Street.

Galata, Istiklal Street, Taksim Square – Beyoglu District Map

  • Sultanahmet Museums & Tourist Attractions Map

Everybody wants to see Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Topkapı Palace when they come and visit Istanbul. All of them very near to each other and perfectly located for a daily walking tour. These kind of sightseeing tours usually end up at Grand Bazaar. A gigantic historical shopping place with its 3000 shops.

Recommended Article: How to Go from Sultanahmet by Tram, Ferry and Metro

Istanbul Sultanahmet Old City Tourist Attractions Map

  • Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour Map

Bosphorus is the heart of Istanbul city. Locals love watching it from the restaurants and cafés from all around the Bosphorus shores. This map show the major neighborhoods that are located near to Bosphorus.

Walking up from Ortakoy to Bebek strongly recommended to the visitors of Istanbul. Most beautiful views of Bosphorus can be seen around the Ortaköy and Bebek bays.

Map of Istanbul Bosphorus European & Asian Sides

Istanbul Tourist Attraction Maps on Youtube

I recently published a video on Istanbul Tourist Attraction Maps on YouTube. Since I am not a videographer, I cannot say that it is technically a perfect video. But I am sure that you will get useful information if you watch it to the end. If you found this content useful, you can like the video and subscribe to my channel. And finally, I wish you a good trip. Here is the link for that video.

Istanbul Tourist Maps by Serhat Engul

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    Great maps and information, I will be in Istanbul in two weeks for vacation, definitely I will use this website

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Hello Nora, thank you for expressing your appreciation. Good motivation for us to carry on improving the blog. Have a good holiday in Istanbul!

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    This is an absolutely terrific resource. The best and most complete (and useful) info I have found for visiting Istanbul. Will arrive there next week and can’t wait to see it all, thanks to your help. Thanks for creating this great blog.
    Doug in DC

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Hi Doug, thank you very much for this great feedback. It’s encouraging to see such reviews. I wish you a great holiday here. Kind regards, Serhat.

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    Rachita Agrawal


    Hi Serhat! Thank you for the detailed maps. I’ll be in Istanbul for about 2 and a half days in the third week of May. I’m staying at Hotel Anthemis,Fatih. Could you please suggest a suitable itinerary for 9 pax. Also we are vegetarians so could you recommend good restaurants as well?

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Hi Rachita! My favorite itinerary is:
      1st day: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Spice Bazaar >>> 2nd day: Short Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Suleymaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower (and walking on Istiklal Avenue from the tower) >>> 3rd day (As a half-day activity) Take a ferry to Kadikoy (Asian Side) visit the fish market, make shopping on Bahariye Avenue, eat at Chiya (Çiya) Restaurant. >>> For the best restaurants of Istanbul, you are advised to check Food & Drink Category. There are a lot of detailed posts about it.

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    Hoxha Elma


    This article is very helpful. Thank you!

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Dear Hoxha, thank you for the great review! I am glad that it’s been helpful to you.

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    Kazi Uddin


    I cant thank you enough. This website is awsome. 🙂

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Dear Kazi Uddin, thank you for the feedback. It’s great to see that the website has been useful to you!

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    Dear Serhat,

    Thank you so much for this detailed information.

    I have been in Istanbul many times about seven or eight times or more.

    I’ll definitely use this website whenever i visit Istanbul. I’ve realized there are so many places i didn’t cover.

    I’m working with Turkish Airlines here in Tanzania, i never get tired visiting your beautiful city.

    Best regards,

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Dear Suleiman, thank you for the feedback. I am glad that website inspired you for seeing more in Istanbul. Best, Serhat.

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    Very complex your blog.
    We are visiting Istanbul during New’s Year Eve 2020. We will stay 8 nights. Could you please help us with some advices regarding the best location and also some ideas for the itinerary?
    Where can we see the fireworks?

    Thank you,

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    Visiting Istanbul from India in March 2020. Found your website so useful. Will be referring to it the WHOLE TIME!

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Hi Seher, thank you for the feedback. I wish you to have a great holiday in Istanbul!

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    Nazir Akhtar


    Dear Serhat

    Thank you for providing detailed map of Istanbul. I`ll be in Istanbul in 18-21 Aug, 2020. I shall definitely use you website during the the journey of Istanbul.

    • Serhat Engül

      Serhat Engül

      Dear Nazir,

      Thank you very much for your kind words about my website. I wish that you would have great time here in Istanbul.


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