10. Galata Tower
9. Chora Church
8. Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Housed in what was originally the palace of Ibrahim Pasha, a favourite grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, and overlooking the Hippodrome where chariot racing gave Byzantine residents their regular passionate sport.
7. Süleymaniye Mosque
6. Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam
5. Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Istanbul's three-in-one equivalent of the British Museum, the Istanbul Archaeological Museum is a great family friendly attraction. A must see is the glorious pentelic marble sarcophagus of Alexander the Great along with the accompanying cinema which depicts scenes from the life of Alexander the Great in vivid 3D.