Istanbul has received 2.9 million tourists within four months. This figure marks an increase of 21 percent when compared to last year.
According to the information taken from the Culture and Tourism Directorship, the first four months of tourist figures have increased. The city received a total of 2.4 million last year between January and April. This year it has seen a significant rise.
In April the figure rose by 14 percent to become 936,961. According to the latest data taken from the Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey, Topkapı Palace is the most-visited monument in Turkey. The palace attracted the highest number of visitors during the first two months of 2013.
After Topkapı, the Mevlana Museum ranked second on the list. While Topkapı Palace was visited by 325,685 people, the Hagia Sophia attracted a total of 313,549 people during the first two months of the year.
Other places in Turkey such as Ephesus ranked high on the list.