Baltalimanı is a district of Sarıyer district of Istanbul, located in the Marmara Region. There are important tourist attractions worth seeing in the district, which is one of the first places that come to mind when Sarıyer is mentioned. There are many different options for transportation to the district. Baltalimanı is located in the European Side of Istanbul. Visitors living on the European Side can easily reach there by public transportation. Those planning to come from the Asian Side can cross by ferry or public transportation.
For guests who want to come from outside Istanbul, intercity bus services are organized to this region from many points of our country. To do this, simply buy a bus ticket from where you live. Arrival time varies depending on your location. Those who want to come from more distant areas can choose to travel by air. There are also various aircraft companies operating flights to Istanbul from many points of our country. You can buy flight tickets by choosing among them according to your location and reach the city in a shorter time.
Baltalimanı is a place that will meet your expectations in terms of sightseeing places. Among the places to visit in Baltalimanı, Baltalimanı Lake, Baltalimanı Mosque, Tarabya Beach, Japanese Garden, Sadberk Hanım Museum, İstinye Park and Büyükdere Beach stand out. While some of these places reveal the natural beauties of the district, some have historical features. When you turn your travel route to this district, we recommend that you visit these prominent places.
The first stop on our list of places to visit in Baltalimanı is Baltalimanı Lake, which makes its visitors fall in love with its natural beauties. Located within the borders of Sarıyer district, this lake stands out with its wonderful view.
There is a green area around the lake where you can have a picnic with your family or friends. Therefore, we recommend that you bring your food and drinks with you when coming to this region. If you want to go hiking, you can use the hiking trails in the region and go on a pleasant tour to explore the surroundings. You can take photos of the flowers and trees around.
Baltalimanı attracts attention with its historical structures as well as its natural beauties. After enjoying a picnic overlooking the lake during the day, you can also visit the Baltalimanı Mosque, which has great historical importance.
This mosque, also known as the Serhazin Süleyman Ağa Mosque, is located just east of the Baltalimanı stream. Inside the mosque, there is a prayer area, a fountain and the tomb of Paşmakçı Şücaeddin Efendi. The mosque is a historical building built by Paşmakçı Şücaeddin Efendi for himself. We recommend that those who are interested in historical mosques definitely visit this place.
We are among those who think that it is impossible to come to Baltalimanı and not see Tarabya Beach. It is very easy to go to Tarabya, which is a region of Sarıyer district.
You can use public transportation from Baltalimanı or take advantage of taxi services. Tarabya Coast is a place famous for its magnificent walking tracks and remarkable beaches. If you time your trip to Baltalimanı during the summer period, you can swim in this area and have a pleasant time. There are also places with pools outside the sea.
If you want to stay late at Tarabya Beach, you can visit the restaurants in the area for dinner or even visit nightclubs to have fun.
One of the must-see places on our list of places to visit in Baltalimanı is the Japanese Garden. There are many different types of flowers in the garden.
You may not realize how time flies in this region, which is literally a natural wonder. Because from the moment you step into the garden, you will find yourself among the flowers. In this garden, which is among the spots frequently visited by many tourists from outside the city, there are many different types of trees such as Japanese beech, Japanese camellia and cherry tree.
We recommend that you add this garden, which contains a total of 4850 plant and tree species, to your travel list. You do not need to pay any fee for entry. It is also open to visitors every day of the week.
Sadberk Hanım Museum
If you are one of those who like to visit museums, you can change your route to Sadberk Hanım Museum. You can reach this museum in approximately 40-50 minutes by public transportation from Baltalimanı.
In this museum, which is one of the oldest private museums in our country, many different important works reflecting Turkish-Islamic art, ranging from coins, ceramics, metals and porcelain to archaeological artifacts, are exhibited. The museum opens its doors at around 10:00 in the morning and can be visited until 17:00 in the evening. Meat shop accepts.
We continue our list of places to visit in Baltalimanı with the famous İstinye Park. It is at a point where you can reach the hotel in approximately 15 minutes with your private vehicle. However, if you do not have a private vehicle, you can also reach there by public transportation.
This park is among the most popular shopping centers in Istanbul. You can visit this park during your trip to Baltalimanı, buy gifts for yourself and your loved ones, and fill your stomach at the restaurants. There is also a cinema hall in the park. If you wish, you can have a pleasant cinema watching experience by choosing one of the movies in theaters.
Before ending your trip to Baltalimanı, we recommend you to visit Büyükdere Beach. If you want to have a pleasant time away from sight, you can choose this beach. You can go to this beach, located in Sarıyer district, with your private vehicle or by taking public transportation.
Büyükdere Beach is a place that stands out with both its beaches and dining places located along the coast. If you come here in the morning or during the day, you can first enjoy the sea, sand and sun, and then visit the restaurants and taste delicious food.
It may not be possible to visit the places on our Baltalimanı travel list in one day. We recommend you spend one day for each place. If you have limited time and are planning a day trip, you can choose among these places.