Istanbul sprawls over seven hills and is split by the mighty Bosphorus River: Europe on one side of the water and Asia on the other. Because Istanbul is the meeting place of Asia and Europe, traces of both continents are found here, along with a presence uniquely its own. In fact, of all the incredible places to visit in Turkey, Istanbul is still up at the top of our favorites. If you find yourself in this wondrous metropolis, you’ll soon see there is no shortage of things to do. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite fun and cheap things to do in Istanbul, from the must-do activities that headline all guidebooks, to the lesser-known city secrets.