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As a city that cradles both Asian and European cultures, Istanbul has innumerable stories to count. Sitting at the throat of the Bosphorus Strait, this city is at the confluence of eastern and western culture. Previously, three ancient empires—the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans—made this their capital city, previously known as Constantinople and Byzantium. An abundance of ancient relics and structures each culture left behind have been preserved. In the old Sultanahmet District you can see magnificent Blue Mosque and, in the same visit, go to the nearby Hagia Sophia—a Greek Orthodox church that became a mosque and is now a museum)—and the Ottoman-era Topkapı Palace. The century-old Grand Bazaar is a spectacle not to be missed. The goods inside are dazzling to behold and it is a good place to buy souvenirs.
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Hagia Sophia Museum
4.6/5
1,153 Reviews
Church
Nur Naqiyahit is reallly beautiful I love being there ! ❤️ I spent 2 weeks in turkey and it is my best holiday ever ✅ I’m impress with the architecture of hagia sophia very stunning
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.6/5
1,242 Reviews
Mosque
E35***16Its a beautiful mosque of Ottoman era.It has a distinction of having five minarets.At the time of its construction there were four minarets of Masjad e Haram,the most sacred mosque.To give it a differentiation from that five minarets were constructed.It is located in Sultan Ahmet square which is accessible through tram,taxi or on foot.Women are advised to cover their bodies while visiting this mosque.During the time of prayers non muslims are forbidden to visit.They can visit after the prayers though.It is also called The blue mosque for its blue colour
Bosporus
4.6/5
770 Reviews
Strait/Fjord
GLS***74If you go here and don't visit one of Istanbul's historic hammams, you deserve a spanking. That said, the experience here is over the top and you'll feel like a sultan. Well-trained therapists and a gorgeous facility. A nice mix of Turkish tradition and modern indulgence. Guests get a 50% discount on weekdays so let that be additional encouragement to stay at the hotel.
The Basilica Cistern
4.5/5
585 Reviews
Historical Site
Herman_travellerThis place is located just cross the road from Hagia Sophia and the entrance ticket is only 20 Turkish lira. There are many famous columns inside such as Medusa's head column and crying column.
Topkapi Palace
4.5/5
580 Reviews
Palace
Matthew FoldiTopkapi Palace is an incredibly historic site, home to Ottoman Sultans and it really feels like Sultans still live there.
Grand Bazaar
4.3/5
500 Reviews
roses_are_rosiepeace to you 🌹usually a busy place Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi) is the ultimate covered market. Its 5,000+ vendors hawk carpets, beaded bracelets, gold and silver jewelry, multicolored lanterns, leather goods, ceramics, belly-dancing outfits, and more. With goods that span all price ranges, you’ll find the perfect souvenir in the bazaar’s labyrinthine alleys. The Basics Getting lost in the Grand Bazaar is part of the experience, as every twist and turn reveals interesting Turkish goods. Built in the 15th century during the Ottoman era, the market remains an active and lively center of commerce—and today, tourism—in Istanbul.

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Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
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Feb 27, 2021 Istanbul Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:70%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:42/18:52
Istanbul Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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