Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Turkey  /  Istanbul  /  Sultans' Turbes

Sultans' Turbes, Istanbul

4.1
#572 of 1,405 in Things to do in Istanbul
Sultans' Turbes is located in Istanbul. Plan to see Sultans' Turbes and other attractions that appeal to you using our Istanbul trip itinerary planning site.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Sultans' Turbes
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Sultans' Turbes Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
32 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Nice add on to the Hygia Sophia. Follow the wall round to the left and you find it. Free to enter but a notice says women need to cover their hair which they don't have to next door. We couldn't see.....  more »
  • A good collection of tombs of several sultans in different buildings. All colourfully finished in varying intricacies of tile designs each with resulting in different impressive interiors. Easily...  more »
  • These tombs are sandwiched between Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, with a small alleyway leading to them with only a sign saying "Turbe Muzesi". However well worth visiting, classic ottoman...  more »
Google
  • The interior of the tomb is beautiful. You can see the tomb of the Sultan Ahmet which is the most elaborate one. The others are his family members'. The ones without white cap belong to women. Since you are in the complex, might as well go in to have a look at the blue interior, although if you would have seen the Blue Mosque it wouldn't be very different.
  • Really nice place Take off the shoes before entry Women should wear head cover and covering clothes for the whole body Tombs are arranged in a good artistic manner See the Sultanahmet Tomb The problem is with walking area inside the building that is really narrow and the place is packed with people
  • Sultan Ahmed was the 16th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, he ascended the throne after his father's death in 1603 when he was merely 13. Ahmed ended the practice of fratricide (a tradition of killings one's siblings in order to avoid any possible claims to the throne). He is also remembered for the construction of Sultan Ahmet Mosque (the famous Blue Mosque) located in the area of Faith. His Tomb is adjacent to the Blue Mosque. It also houses the graves of several family members.
  • It is a pleasure to visit and pay respect to great Sultan Ahmad. The Sultan Ahmad Mosque (The Blue Mosque) was built by his orders. This mosque is a must see place of all the tourist who came to Istanbul. There is also the grave of his beloved wife Kosam Sultan and some other relatives and also the grave of Safia Sultan, the grand mother of Sultan Ahmad. This is a must visiting place in Istanbul.
  • I find it very respectable how they treat their dead. Mashallah

Plan your trip to Istanbul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Istanbul

See all ›
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.3
Duration:1 h
4.3
Duration:1 h

Historic Sites in Istanbul

See all ›
4.9
Duration:1 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:1 h
4.7
Duration:30 min

Hidden gems in Istanbul

4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:1 h

Museums in Istanbul

See all ›
4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min

Shopping in Istanbul

See all ›
3.8
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h

Nearby attractions in Istanbul

4.4
Duration:1 h
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.3
Duration:1 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:3 h

Plans to Sultans' Turbes by other users

16 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in New Delhi & Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Uchisar, Istanbul & Morocco BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Slovakia, Greece & Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Istanbul & Sardinia BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Amman, Istanbul & Montreal BY A USER FROM JORDAN June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM IRAN February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
See more plans