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Istanbul - During the Feast of the Ramadan (19-22 Sept)

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1. Posted by danube (Full Member 63 posts) 7y

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Hi,

We're planning a trip to Istanbul for the 18-22 September. I've just noticed that it is going to be a religious holiday practically during our whole stay. We haven't booked anything yet, so I'm wondering will most of the sights closed due the Ramadan (and thus should we try to find other dates), or would that be an "advantage" to see Istanbul during the feast of the Ramadan?

Thanks for all your useful feedbacks :)

danube

2. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

Quoting danube

Hi,

We're planning a trip to Istanbul for the 18-22 September. I've just noticed that it is going to be a religious holiday practically during our whole stay. We haven't booked anything yet, so I'm wondering will most of the sights closed due the Ramadan (and thus should we try to find other dates), or would that be an "advantage" to see Istanbul during the feast of the Ramadan?

Thanks for all your useful feedbacks :)

danube

hi there

all sites( as you mean museums, mosques, touristic places and monuments) will be open during holyday. they will only stay close halfly for first day of holyday untill 1.00 pm ( 13.00) in the noon time. You can enjoy your time at hrest of time, holyday's first day is 19 sep saturday btw.

I have to warn you about the traffic. dont use car in the first day of the holyday. prefer subway to go tohe sites.

I hope you will have great time in Istanbul.

3. Posted by danube (Full Member 63 posts) 7y

Thank you for your reply.

We have booked flights, I'm looking forward to be in Istanbul soon :)

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 7y

I was in Istanbul two years ago during Ramadan and we had no problems at all.
All sights were open and it was actually quite nice to be in Istanbul at that time, because during the day everything seemed to go at a slower pace and once the sun set and atmosphere of festivities started. We really liked that and I think Istanbul is a wonderful city. Enjoy your holiday!

Steff

5. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

Quoting danube

Thank you for your reply.

We have booked flights, I'm looking forward to be in Istanbul soon :)

you wellcome. enjoy your visit