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Explore Istanbul in April

Tulips in Istanbul

April is the sign of beginning of spring. The winter season is over and the weather is slowly warming up. Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities where you can experience this season’s transition.

Temperature

Istanbul’s temperature in April may fall in all directions. It can be warm, cold, sunny or rainy. The temperature rises as the days pass throughout the month. The average in April is about 15 C/ 59 F in the daytime and 8-9 C/ 46-48 F at night. So, there’s no need to dress too thick in the daytime. But it’s not enough to dress up in a T-shirt, it’s good for you to take a jacket and probably a raincoat.

Why you should visit Istanbul in April?

The Tulip Festival in Istanbul is one of the biggest reasons to visit Istanbul in April. Istanbul Tulip Festival, organized with a different theme every year, covers every side of the city. The Festival is in Emirgan Grove and in the 60. Year Park of Göztepe. You can also see these tulips on all the roads of the city. It lasts from mid-April to early May. The carpet theme woven from Tulips to Sultanahmet Square is also a representative of Turkish culture and values. Tulip seedlings are also sold throughout the festival. Live concerts, art events, sports competitions and photo exhibitions are also possible in the city. 

Sultanahmet Square is close to Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace. Topkapi Palace Guided Tour will take you to the time of the Ottoman Sultans. Then, you can tour Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet.

Visiting Istanbul in April

April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

 

This is a national holiday that the children in Turkey celebrate this day every year. Special events are made to children in stadiums, squares and streets. There are plenty of activities in the city, as well as amusement parks for children. You can discover new worlds and have fun with your family with the link below:

İstanbul Family Combo Packet

Dolmabahçe Palace

dolmabahce-museum

Dolmabahçe Palace is a unique place for those wondering about the palace life in the last period of the Ottoman Empire, especially with its unique appearance when illuminated at night and the beauty of the Bosphorus. Close to the tourist attractions of Istanbul, such as Taksim, Beşiktaş and Kabataş, the palace promises a trip that will be influenced by the cultural sense for many years. Dolmabahçe Palace is the last palace of the Ottoman Empire. It consists of two separate parts for men and women. Although Dolmabahçe Palace was a palace made under the influence of the West, it was taken care to establish the harem as a separate section. 

The most important event in the palace, which was used as a residence in Ataturk’s visit to Istanbul during the Republican period, was the death of Atatürk on 10 November 1938. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who gave the children this holiday on April 23rd. He undoubtedly has a very important place in the history of Turkey. 

Visiting hours of Dolmabahçe Palace: Closed on Mondays. The Dolmabahçe Palace is open from 09.00-16.00 on the other days of the week.

To buy entrance tickets : Dolmabahçe Palace guided tour

Bosphorus Tour

Bosphorus-tour

The Bosphorus view of the Dolmabahçe Palace will make you fall in love with Istanbul. A Bosphorus tour is a very good opportunity to see more of this place that remains between the two continents. Make sure all your sensory organs relax while you tour. Smell the air and let that clean air touch your face. It will be an experience that appeals not only to your eyes but to all your sensory organs. 

If you want to see the unique beauty of this place, which is between Asia and Europe: Cruise On Bosphorus With City Tour 

Night at Istanbul: Turkish Food Tour

Honeymoon-in-Istanbul 

Turkish cuisine is the national cuisine of Turkey. Turkish cuisine, which is the heir of the Ottoman culture, influenced both the Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisines and was influenced by these kitchens. In addition, Turkish cuisine differs according to the regions. Many regions such as Black Sea cuisine, southeastern cuisine, Central Anatolian cuisine have a rich food container of their own. Turkish cuisine is unique in the world. Istanbul is a city where you can taste the food of all these regions. After arriving in this city, you should not leave without  Turkish Food Tour.