August 31, 2012

Istanbul’s Cultural Sites Most Visited in Turkey

Istanbul’s broke a visitor record in the first half of the year, when compared to the other areas of the country. The city’s museums and ancient sites were visited by more than 4 million people in the first half of the year, producing 59,186,360 liras in revenue. 

Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum and Ephesus in İzmir were the three places visited tourist sites in the first half of 2012, the Culture and Tourism Ministry has said, noting that it made over a billion Turkish Liras off of entrance fees around the country.

A total of 189 museums and 131 historical sites managed by the Culture and Tourism Ministry were visited by almost 13 million people in the first half of 2012, bringing in revenue amounting to 1.08 billion Turkish Liras, it said.

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: Istanbul’s Cultural Sites Most Visited in Turkey

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