The 7 best photo locations in Istanbul

Istanbul is the one of the most beautiful and magnificent cities in the world. Plus, she is also so photogenic. She has a powerful history. She is the unconquerable Constantinople of some times in the history… Istanbul has great places; historical buildings, mosques, towers, streets, an amazing Bosphorus…  

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If you are foreign to Istanbul and don’t know where to go, this blog is your hero! I am sure you are willing to have immoral memories in Istanbul. The best way is taking photos.İf you want to do personal photoshoot, keep going. You will learn the best photo locations in Istanbul because we are going to reconquer Istanbul!Best photo locations in Istanbul

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1.TAKSİM

Taksim is one of the most popular touristic towns in the city. It is situated in Beyoğlu, European continent of the Istanbul. Taksim has a great and long road called İstiklal Caddesi.  It is one of the best photo locations in Istanbul for most of the foreigners. 

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The road has hosted to several photos thus far. It is one of the best photo locations in Istanbul and around the neighborhood. On the road, there is a nostalgic red tramway. I see plenty people taking photos their lovers or do personal photoshoot in front of the tramway when ı go to Istiklal. Moreover, there are so many old but stunning buildings, traditional restaurants and street artists.

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It hasn’t finished yet! Taksim has more ‘photo locations in Istanbul’.

On the road, there is an amazing passage called Çiçek Pasajı. It was opened 1867. The passage was used as a theater and opera hall. With all his interior and exterior architectural decoration, Çiçek pasajı is the right option to take your own photos. It is the perfect place to do a personal photoshoot.

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Last but not least, on the road, there are a lot of art galleries, museums and spectacular buildings. Salt Beyoğlu, İllusion museum, İstanbul Cinema Museum are some of them. The town is one of the biggest centers of the art world.  

As you can see, each part of the Taksim has potential to be photographed. If you are looking for a great place with its cafes and places to do a personal photoshoot , as one of the  best photo locations in İstanbul , Taksim is the right answer for you. 

 

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2.KARAKÖY 

Karaköy is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the world. It is today an important commercial center and transport hub. The town is located at northern part of the Golden Horn mouth on the European side of Bosphorus.  

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The most popular place of the Karaköy is Galata Tower. She is so magnificent. She attracts all the attention on herself.  There is always a long line to go in the tower. That’s because she has an amazing view. You can see all over the Istanbul. 

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Moreover, you can see a bunch of people who do a personal photoshoot front of the or near of the Galata. It is one of the best locations in Istanbul for the personal photography. When you have chance to have a photograph front of  this incredible tower, ı suggest you to work with a professinal photographer. Because they are the best at their job and they will shoot marvellous photos. 

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But Galata is not the only place to be photographed. Karaköy has great streets. For exemple ‘Bankacılar sokağı’ and ‘Kamondo Merdivenleri ‘,on the way of the Galata. When you go to the Galata Tower from seaside, you will probably use Komondo stairs. You should take great photos there,on the way of the tower.

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3.EMİNÖNÜ, FATİH 

Eminönü is a predominantly commercial waterfront area of the Istanbul with Fatih. It has lots of traditional restaurants. You can see many people from all over the world. But it is also loved so much by citizen of Istanbul. 

Eminönü is connected to Karaköy via the Galata Bridge across the Golden horn. On the bridge, you can see so many people who do fishing. It is one of  the best locations in Eminönü to take your own photos. But if you are looking for something more professional and remarkable photos, you may consider working with a professional photographer.  

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Besides, in one of the districts of Fatih, there is plenty of mosque, shrine and museum. Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Basilica are some of them.  If you like architectural photos, it will be one of the 7 best photo location in Istanbul, in Fatih for that purpose.  

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4.BEŞİKTAŞ/ ORTAKÖY  

Beşiktaş is a district that includes a number of important sites along the European shore of the Bosphorus, from Dolmabahçe Palace to the Bebek. It is relatively small district, both in terms of population and area.   

At present, we all have an account on social media platforms. We all love taking pictures both ourselves and the view. If you are looking for the best photo locations in Istanbul, you should go and see Akaretler in Beşiktaş. It is one of the most popular and best photo locations in İstanbul for most of the people living in Turkey. I can sincerely say that nearly every young people in Turkey have a photo on their Instagram account in Akaretler 

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Taking photos in the garden is one of the best options. If you want to have a photo in the forest, with flowers, Beşiktaş is great for you. It has a lot of parc. ‘Maçka Parkı’,’ Yıldız Korusu’ or ‘Naile Sultan Korusu’ are the examples for that. 

Beşiktaş has two great palaces: the Dolmabahçe Palace and National Palace Painting Museum. They both have an amazing view. If you want to take your own photo in best photo locations in Istanbul, they are best answers.  

Eventually, our next station is Ortaköy. If you want to be at seaside, Ortaköy gives you an wonderfull opportunity to do that kind of personal photoshoot. It is connected to Beşiktaş, but it is a little far from the center of Beşiktaş.  

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5.FENER/BALAT 

Balat is one of the European sides of İstanbul. Historically, it was the center of the Jewish community in Istanbul. The most interesting thing to see in Fener and Balat is the walls, which is still standing, of ancient city of Constantinople.

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Since 2010, Balat is one of the hottest parts of the city for tourism. Many houses have been turned into cafes, restaurants and accommodation for visitors.  

It has amazing streets, houses, stairs, cafes and more! There is a lot of antique stores. Each street, each corner, each part of Balat seems like a set-up for magazine cover photoshoot. It is literally one of the best photo locations in Istanbul to me.  

6.KUZGUNCUK 

Kuzguncuk is a neighborhood in Üsküdar, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. It is quiet.  It has streets lined with antique wooden houses. There is a small vegetable garden open to people. Many people dont know much about Kuzguncuk. If you go to Kuzguncuk, you will become one of the real inhabitants of Istanbul.  

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When you research ‘best photo locations in Istanbul’, you will find so many pages about it. But most of them recommend ordinary places such as Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia. Yes, they are great to visit yet they are not the only places. After you read this blog,  you will know best photo locations in Istanbul and the city herself not like a foregiener, but as a real habitant of the Istanbul.