The 6 most beautiful cities in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey is not a world power in tourism by chance. It is because of the fact that it is a very special country, full of peculiarities and with endless historical wealth. And not only that, but one can delight in its gastronomy and present landscapes with mountains, beaches and monuments that are well worth a photograph.

If you are thinking of drawing a route to visit a large part of the country, I recommend that you do not leave any of the cities mentioned below in the pipeline, since in my humble opinion they are the most beautiful.

Istanbul

Istanbul
It is not the capital, but it is the most populated and popular city on a tourist level. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople , it has Hagia Sophia (or Hagia Sophia) as its main attraction. It is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica that was converted into a mosque, and is now a must-see museum. Apart from that, you cannot miss a boat trip on the Bosphorus, the views from the Galata Tower or the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, which is one of the largest in the world.

Antalya

Antalya
We could say that after Istanbul it is the most visited city in Turkey by those who hope to see something different. The best thing to do is take the Mount Tahtali cable car, from where you can witness spectacular views of the place. The ruins of Phaselis should also be on your agenda, the same can be said of the beaches that await you, with Playa Lara being the most beautiful of all.

Ankara

Ankara
The capital of Turkey is a modern city that boasts the largest university center. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the country’s greatest figure, which explains why he has a huge mausoleum that you can visit. He was the first president of the new republic of Turkey and he was the one who decided that Ankara would be the capital. Leaving aside that important detail, it is convenient to know that the capital is full of restaurants and cafes that will surprise you.

Smyrna

Izmir
It is a coastal city where we can see the largest extension of Roman ruins outside Pompeii, as well as buildings as beautiful as the Clock Tower designed by the Frenchman Raymond Charles Père and built in 1901. If you decide to visit the city, escape to Pamukkale , a town famous for its mineral-rich hot springs that was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. A bath there is said to be very good for your health, so it never hurts to try its waters.

Goreme

Goreme
Göreme is a town located in a series of valleys that make it have a special charm. It is carved out of a volcanic rock and is the gateway to the Göreme National Park, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is an ideal place for backpackers and for those who want to enjoy good wine and traditional Turkish cuisine. It is in the historical region of Cappadocia and there are plenty of reasons to discover it in order to soak up its history.

Alanya

Alanya
On the southern coast of Turkey is Alanya, a very tourist destination where anyone can stay in an all-inclusive hotel. Although the most normal thing is that you go there to relax, you also have many nightlife plans at your fingertips and you can take advantage of the day to get lost in its streets, where it will not cost you to see traditional houses with a very picturesque appearance. The beach, the old citadel , a boat trip … Getting bored is impossible because as you can see there are plans for all tastes.

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