A Megacity, İstanbul

Having the world’s 34 largest economies, Istanbul is Türkiye’s most advanced and most populous city. This beautiful city, which is a bridge between Asia and Europe, has admired many people for centuries and has become capital cities for many civilizations. A unique synthesis of eastern and western cultures, this city is one of the most important mega cities of the world with its historical, cultural and natural beauty. It has a dynamic young population as well as a rich and deeply rooted past. Istanbul has become the focus of tourists as it is one of the most nostalgic and historical cities in the world. İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University is located in Cevizlibağ district of Zeytinburnu county, which is the most central location of Istanbul. Metrobus, trams and buses can reach all parts of Istanbul for 24 hours in the area where our school is located.

Things You Should See In İstanbul


Getting on the steamboats on the Bosphorus line is one of the most enjoyable ways to watch Istanbul without ever getting tired. You can watch Haydarpaşa Railway, Dolmabahçe and Topkapi Palaces, Galata Tower and important palaces on the shores from the middle of the Bosphorus from historic and touristic places to visit in Istanbul until you arrive on Kadıköy-Beşiktaş ferry to Anatolian side. After you reach Beşiktaş, you can go to Ortaköy with the municipal buses after a short tour of Besiktaş. After wandering around the Ortaköy Mosque, you can have tea or coffee in one of the cafés on the seaside, or you can take your ‘kumpir’ from the lined rows of crockery and sit on the benches. In both of these options you can see the Bosphorus and Ortakoy Mosque, which you first remember when you say Istanbul …


You can walk Ortaköy-Kuruçeşme-Arnavutköy-Bebek-Rumeli Fortress line with the most pleasant walking route near the Bosphorus in about 1 hour and you can enjoy the pleasure of Istanbul Strait at maximum. You can take a break in the Kuruçeşme Park and Bebek Park, two of the most beautiful parks of Istanbul, which are positioned as zero to the Bosphorus.


Dolmabahçe Palace is between Beşiktaş and Kabataş, an area of 250 thousand square meters located along the Bosphorus. The most important feature of the palace, which was built during the Ottoman period, is the use of Atatürk as a place of residence during the republic period. In this sense, Dolmabahçe Palace is at the top of historical places to visit in Istanbul because it is the house where the Ottoman Empire’s last palace life is exposed and also it is the palace where Atatürk spent his last days.


After touring Ortaköy and Dolmabahçe Palace, you can also go to Taksim for touristic places to visit in Istanbul. Taking a bus from Ortaköy to Taksim takes you more than half an hour. When you come to Taksim, you can walk towards Galatasaray High School from the square along İstiklal street. It is also very enjoyable to eat and drink something in Nevizade Street or Çiçek Pasajı. You can continue till ‘Tunel’ along İstiklal street, you can reach ‘Tunel’ via ‘Asmalimescit’, even though it has lost its former atmosphere.


The most logical way to get to Sultanahmet is by landing at the Sultanahmet stop using the tram line running between Kabatas and Zeytinburnu. Cevizlibağ district, where our college is located, is on this line and can be easily reached. After examining the German Fountain in Sultanahmet Square, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Knitted Obelisk and the Serpentine Column, you can visit the famous large water cistern known as the Basilica Cistern from Byzantine era.


The Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the most important monuments in the world in terms of art and architecture history, is one of the the most important historical and touristic places to visit in Istanbul with its twisty dome, carved marble columns and unique mosaics. Among the most visited museums, Hagia Sophia is shown as the 8th.


You can reach Beyazıt Square easily by using the Kabataş-Bağcılar metro and getting off at Beyazıt station. After seeing the entrance to Beyazit Square and the famous Istanbul University, you can visit the famous Old Books Bazaar, which is close to where you are. Whoever you ask, you will be guided. This area is also the southwestern entrance of the famous Grand Bazaar. By entering Grandbazaar from there, you can discover İstanbul and walk to Eminönü anf Spice Bazaar. You can reach Eminönü after shopping from Spice Bazaar, where artisans sell dried fruits and variety of spices.


Eminönü is frequently visited by a certain audience for electronic goods, watches, household goods and clothing shopping , which is one of the most important commercial centers of Istanbul. You can either go to these shops or buy fish bread from boats by the seaside. After you eat your fish bread, you can watch fishermen or drink something in the cages under the bridge as you cross the Galata Bridge.

Museum Card

If you are a museum card owner, you can easily enter the above mentioned museums for one year. This card, which is discounted to the students, costs 20 TL if you go with student certificate or student card. All you have to do to get it is to visit one of the sales points. You can get yours from the entrance sections of the following museums;

Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum, Chora Museum, Istanbul Archeology Museums, Grand Palace Mosaic Museum, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.

Culture & History

Istanbul Modern Art Museum or shortly Istanbul Modern is Türkiye’s first modern art museum. Istanbul Modern Art Museum is a museum which houses the cultural identity of interdisciplinary activities in order to share the international art scene and convey the audience to Türkiye’s artistic creativity. You can visit the following websites for visiting hours and entrance fees:

List of museums and monuments in İstanbul

Website of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı’nın sitesi

İstanbul’s official website


Music festivals

TimeOut İstanbul

Biletix online ticket

İstanbul Harita

Sports Activities

Eurasian Marathon

By participating in this marathon organized once a year, you can have an experience that you can live only once in your life. You can enjoy a walk through the Bosphorus bridge in the unique scenery paradise.

Samsung Bogazici Intercontinental Swimming Competition

For complete 28 years, athletes from Türkiye and all over the world come together in İstanbul to compete, struggle, discover self borders and friendship. The unique pleasure of rowing from Asia to Europe, the pleasure of rowing, the magnificent beauties of the Istanbul Bosphorus and the enthusiasm of the fans create this unique activity.

The Samsung Bosphorus Intercontinental Swimming Competition takes place under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with great social and institutional support. Starting with the participation of 4 female and 64 male athletes in 1989, the adventure is an important part of Turkish sports tradition with a growing interest every year.


There are many libraries in Istanbul. Some of these libraries are; Beyazıt State Library, İstanbul Orhan Kemal Public Library, Beykoz Public Library, Pendik Public Library.


In Cevizlibağ district where the university is located, which is the most central location of Istanbul, you can reach everywhere you want with uninterrupted metrobus, tram and buses. It is just 2 km away from Yenikapı, which connects the Marmaray and Eurasia Tunnel and the Anatolian side to Europe at the point where the E5 highway facade takes place,which is the junction of the tram and metrobus lines in Cevizlibağ, and is away from metro within walking distance.

For public transportation please check the following website

For rail transportation please check the following website

For Sea Buses please check the following website


Our library is on the ground floor within the university building. Our aim is to provide the materials necessary to support the work of the university in the scientific field and provide it to the service of our users as soon as possible. In this respect, our wealthy library will be able to reach the information you seek.