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City break in Istanbul. Active leisure ideas for Istanbul - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Istanbul Tatilya Entertainment Park is one of the best places for family holidays. The park occupies the fifth place in the list of largest parks in the world. Tatilya has enough space for as many as five thousand visitors at the same time. Kids will appreciate large selection of rides and game rooms, and music lovers are welcome to visit the amphitheater, which hosts music performances. In addition to this, the park has six restaurants and several bars where you can order drinks.
Walks on charming French Street, mastering the ancient art of smoking narghile, degustation of seafood under the Galata Bridge or on the roof of an old house – you will find all these and … Open
Miniatürk Park is another place that is worth visiting. This park was opened in 2003. Miniatürk is a mix of a conventional park and an open-air museum. Here you will find spacious terraces for rest and recreation, as well as some thematic areas with established models of attractions. In the park you will find cozy cafés, bars and lots of interesting shops. Youngest visitors will find much interesting in a specially created garden. The Istanbul zoo is widely known far beyond the borders of the country. Here you can see rare exotic animals and birds. You will be also pleasantly surprised by the design of cages, and by beautiful fountains and pools that are made everywhere in the zoo. Near the sanctuary is made a large park where you can walk through the picturesque valleys and relax on a hot day.
Istanbul never ceases to attract fans of nightlife. Here you will find clubs and discos for every taste. Reina club is considered a popular holiday destination. Besides a dance floor area here work several restaurants. The dance floor of the club is equipped on the roof of the building, so visitors can fully enjoy the panoramic views of the city. The opening of Babylon nightclub took place in 1989. The club has immediately become a favorite place of rest among jazz fans. During its long history the club has greeted many famous guests. Now its stage frequently hosts concerts of popular music groups. Rock music fans should definitely visit the Kemanci club, the three halls of which host various musical programs every night. Roxy club is another notable facility for fans of nightlife. Here are often organized the performances of popular DJs. Copyright
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Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Istanbul

Orient Express Bar
Where: 34 Hüdavendigar Caddesi, Hocapaşa, İstanbul, Istanbul; Telephone: +90 212 520 71 61;
Where: Imam Adnan Sok. 4, Beyoglu, Istanbul; Telephone: +90 212 293 61 00;
Where: Siraselviler Cad. 69/1-3, Taksim, Istanbul;
Where: Siraselviler Cad., Arslan Atari Sok. 3, Taksim, Istanbul; Telephone: +90 212 249 12 83;
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Istanbul Lale Festivali

From the series “Most enchanting and vibrant festivals”
Modern holiday in Istanbul was first held in 2005, it was a tribute to a beautiful old tradition and has gained worldwide fame for a few years. Emirgan Park appears the centre of events many years already. Here interesting exhibitions, fairs and other thematic activities take place. It is important to note that the tulip festival in Istanbul is visited not only by curious tourists, but also by professional florists. During the festival various tulip species and bulbs of rare varieties are for sale for everyone. Tulip lovers can also learn a lot of interesting and useful information about the methods of cultivation of flowers. … Read further


From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
In addition to mock-ups of architectural monuments, there is a large motorway, through which colourful cars periodically pass, as well as a railway and even an airport with precisely executed models of aircraft. Among the most interesting layouts, the Blue Mosque and the Dolmabahce Palace, the Temple of Artemis and the Bosporus Bridge are worth noting. One of the most unusual objects is the mock-up of the city camp of Constantinople. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Istanbul - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Istanbul - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Istanbul?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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