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Istanbul
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
1,134 Reviews
Church
D33***16it’s an amazing architecture with a beautiful interior it’s a place of worship for the Muslims it is known that it was a church in the past and converted
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.5/5
1,228 Reviews
Mosque
E28***45Historical mosque with fantastic architechtural elements.
The Basilica Cistern
4.5/5
583 Reviews
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.
Bosporus
4.6/5
762 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.
Topkapi Palace
4.5/5
577 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
498 Reviews
Market
roses_are_rosieypeace 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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Hagia Sophia Museum
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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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.
Turkey: Straddling Continents and Spanning Empires
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Nov 28, 2020 Istanbul Weather:Clear, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:70%, Sunrise/Sunset:08:07/17:37
Istanbul Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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