Istanbul is a living history with city walls, mosques, palaces and museums. You don’t need to go too far to be able to witness this history and feel the nostalgia. Because, every place of Istanbul has a cross section from historical events. Here are the places, focus of interest by tourists in Istanbul.
You can visit these places before or after hair transplant surgery in Istanbul, Turkey.
Our doctors in Hairstanbul Hair Clinic Istanbul, Turkey advise you that there is no problem for you to visit around before or after hair transplant surgery. You are just recommended to have rest on the day of operation and not to leave hotel. But, you can make tour around the city only after one day from the operation; otherwise, there is a possibility of edema (swollen face) even little.
Places you can visit in Istanbul before hair transplant:
You can also visit the historical sites listed below before hair transplantation in Istanbul or you can enjoy the famous Turkish baths (Cemberlitas, Hürrem Sultan Bath, GS historical Bath), and have peeling, sauna and massage. Since bathing, sauna and pool after hair transplant surgery is not recommended for 1 month.
We recommend you have a good rest for 1 day before hair transplant surgery in Istanbul and stay away from entertainment centers. Alcohol use is completely prohibited and even you are advised to reduce smoking and tobacco products as much as possible before surgery.
Places you can visit in Istanbul after hair transplant:
Topkapı Palace which magnifies with its glory and architecture is one of the most important historical places in Istanbul that should absolutely be seen. Built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1478, the palace was the main center where sultans lived and governed the state for 400 years. Topkapı Palace, which was opened for visit during the reign of Sultan Abdulmecit, welcomes visitors in the present day and becomes a center of interest for tourists with the traces of mystery and ottoman architecture.
The Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the places that surprise most local and foreign tourists with its limitlessness and glory and everyone who has the change of coming Istanbul should definitely spare time to visit. Built by Byzantine Emperor 1st Justinian and later transformed into a mosque by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, Hagia Sophia welcomes many tourists who want to feel and witness the history.
The Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is among the most important places of Istanbul with its interesting legends that are said to have been lived in and with the columns rising in the water. The Basilica Cistern, which was used by the Byzantine Emperor to meet the palace’s water needs, continued for a while in the same way during the reign of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. The remembrance of the shapes on columns to tears is a legend and a rumor that it is important to represent the drama of many slaves lost in the construction of the Great Basilica.
It is a tower located on a small island around Salacak openings in the Bosphorus. The Maiden’s Tower, which has various narrations and legends about why it was built, is one of the places that should be seen just to see its magic. Today, it is a historical place where you can go for a romantic dinner with your partner or a lunch with your friend out of your routine.
The Grand Bazaar is located in the center of Istanbul and surrounded by historical places and shopping centers. It is even known that half a million people are visiting during the day. The Grand Bazaar, which resembles a city, is built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror for people exhibiting and selling what they do.
Dolmabahçe Palace was used as a place where the Ottoman Captain-Derya anchored the gems during the imperial period and then turned into a unique garden. During the Republican era, it has a great importance since Ataturk stayed there during his visits to Istanbul and closed his eyes to the life in this palace.
The Galata Tower is one of the oldest towers in the world and was built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius. In the first half of the 17th century, during the period of IV. Murat period, Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi flew to Üsküdar-Doğancılar from the Galata Tower in 1638, wearing his eagle wings on his back after he had carried out flight exercises by observing the winds in Okmeydanı. This flight was welcomed with interest in Europe. The tower, which is among the priorities of the tourists coming to Istanbul, allows to see Istanbul.
The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Spice Bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices, Turkish delight and other sweets, jewelry, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque’s lush red carpet after the call to prayer. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed’s tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.