Istanbul in November
Istanbul in November
With an average temperature of 14°C and an average precipitation of 102mm, November becomes increasingly difficult for both residents and tourists in Istanbul. The weather is becoming cooler and the city is getting quieter. We suggest bringing a medium coat and a portable umbrella as a balance wear between chilly and little cold. Daylight hours are brief, with the sun setting at 17:50 EST each day. There are many things to do in Istanbul, and it would be impossible to include all of the finest attractions in the city. Listed here are a few of the more interesting ones for November. Istanbul attractions opening hours & admissions, as well as one day Istanbul itinerary and three-day Istanbul itinerary, may help you better organize your days in the city.
Visit Hagia Sophia
This is a must-see on every Istanbul trip. On your first day in Istanbul, you must visit the world-famous Hagia Sophia Museum. A former church and mosque, it has been considered one of the world's finest architectural achievements and acknowledged as the 8th wonder of the world, dating back to the year 325. In the mystical and enigmatic atmosphere, with a broad variety of architectural and art works dating back thousands of years, it's as if you've entered the sacred world of Christianity and Islam that's united on the shell-like apse and beneath an amazing dome. As an example, golden Christian mosaics and vivid Byzantine paintings.
Istanbul Book Fair
In collaboration with the Turkish Publishers Association, Istanbul's 8-day International Book Event attracts an average of half a million people each day. The fair is hosted in the TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center in the Buyukcekmece neighborhood. In addition to buying books from the 800 exhibitors, you may attend a variety of events, book signings, and cultural activities throughout the fair.
Explore Grand Bazaar
It's a shopping experience you won't want to miss. It is one of the world's biggest and oldest covered marketplaces, covering 47,000 m2. An extensive network of covered lanes is home to approximately 4,500 merchants who all offer their goods. Everything from silk shawls and scarves in traditional designs to traditional things can be found here, from antiques to leather goods to pottery to the renowned carpets, from spices to exquisite handicrafts to gold and jewelry - you can find it everything!
See The Topkapi Palace
Enjoy the Topkapi Palace Museum and its renowned Harem area as well as the rooms, gardens, galleries and collections as well as the décor from both the past and present time periods of the museum's history. One of the world's finest architectural masterpieces, it's a beautiful oriental palace that's a must-see. A former Ottoman Sultan's palace, it is now one of the world's wealthiest museums. As well as the greatest collection of Chinese porcelain, it also contains the finest examples of seal, book binding, jewelry and box workmanship, as well as inscriptions.
Watch Whirling Dervishes
Among the most popular Istanbul historical places, the Whirling Dervishes Show is a must-see. Why? Because the whirling dervishes are a rare sight for visitors, and when they hear about it, the bulk of them attempt to see this one-hour performance. You may see this performance at two popular locations. Please book your tickets online as soon as possible, as they are selling out very fast!