Best Instagram Stops – Every year, millions come to these places to take a magnificent picture of the Bosphorus. We have listed for you the unique view of Istanbul and the best Instagram stops you can see in Europe and Anatolia.
European Side Instagram Stops
Gülhane Park – Topkapı Palace Mecidiye Mansion Terrace
Mecidiye Mansion is known as the last sultan’s mansion. The terrace of the Mecidiye Mansion is famous for its legendary Bosphorus view. If you want to watch the Bosphorus from the unique location of Sarayburnu, both Gülhane Park and Mecidiye Mansion terraces have a wonderful view.
Galata is one of the symbols of Istanbul and Turkey. Galata challenges time with its 1500-year history. It offers a unique view with its height of 70 meters. It has a view that dominates a large part of the Bosphorus and the Historical Peninsula. Galata Tower is one of the best Instagram stops for people who want to see a flawless view.
Süleymaniye – Caulking Yard
Süleymaniye Social Complex is one of the works of Sinan the architect during his journeyman period. Although the Süleymaniye Complex is not too high from the sea, the upper part of the Süleymaniye Mosque and the terraces around it offer wonderful views. Particularly, the area between the Golden Horn and Galata is unique. It also has a magnificent view over the Bosphorus, Üsküdar, Çamlıca Hill, and the Maidens Tower.
The Great Inn of the Sultan’s Mother
It was built by Kosem Sultan in the 17th century. This inn is one of the largest in Istanbul. Especially the domes of the Great inn of the sultan’s mother on the hill offer a wide viewing area. The great inn has Galata, Golden Horn, and Bosphorus views.
It is a place where you can see Uskudar, Kuzguncuk, Beylerbeyi, and Cengelkoy line magnificently on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus. Ortakoy coast is one of the most beautiful Instagram stops where you can watch the Bosphorus.
If you want to look at the Bosphorus from a high point of the European side, Ulus Park is the right place. Ulus Park has a view of the Bosphorus Bridge, Topkapı Palace, and Uskudar. But remember, the park is very crowded on weekends.
Rumelian Fortress spreads over a 30 decare area in the Sarıyer district. Rumelian Fortress also gives its name to its neighborhood. If you want to watch the palaces, groves, and pavilions in a wide area from FSM Bridge (the second bridge) to Cengelkoy, the right place is Rumelian Fortress.
Anatolian Side Instagram Stops
Camlıca Hill, located in Uskudar has a magnificent view overlooking both the Bosphorus and the Historical Peninsula with its 265 meters height. It is probably the best place where we can see the Bosphorus and Istanbul. It is also the ideal place in Istanbul to watch the large-bodied birds migrating in September-October.
It offers a wide view from Ortakoy to Sarıyer. Çengelköy Beach is also a charming place with its calm and natural neighborhood culture. It is possible to watch the unique view of the Bosphorus from many historical streets.
Salacak, located within the borders of Uskudar, is located between Semsipasa and Harem, right across the Maidens Tower, one of the symbols of Istanbul. Salacak coast has a wide view extending from the Historical Peninsula to Besiktas.
Otagtepe – Fatih Grove
Otagtepe and Fatih Grove, located at the exit of the Anatolian side of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, are among the most beautiful places in Beykoz.
Mihrabat Grove is located behind Kanlıca, in the north direction after passing the FSM Bridge. Mihrabat Grove is the perfect Instagram stop for people who want to watch the mansions and groves on the European side of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge.
It offers a beautiful view of the Bosphorus and the Historical Peninsula from Sarayburnu to Ortakoy. Fethipaşa Grove is located between Sultantepe and Kuzguncuk in Üsküdar. It is located approximately 1 kilometer from Üsküdar Ferry Port. Walking on the coastal road to this grove is as enjoyable as visiting the grove.
Nakkaştepe is located at the Anatolian side exit of the 15th of July Martyrs Bridge. It is a district of Üsküdar. It is located between Beylerbeyi and Kuzguncuk.
Sevda Hill – Anatolian Fortress
It is located near Anadolu Hisarı and it is famous for its 300-year-old trees. Sevda Hill is one of the most beautiful places where you can see the Bosphorus with its view that dominates between two bridges.
It is a historical building from the Roman Period. Yoros Castle is located in the north of Anadolu Kavağı and has a view over a wide area of the Bosphorus in terms of both its height and location.