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Our guide to Istanbul

Istanbul sightseeing

East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet... wrote Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems. However, there is a place on Earth, where this wise statement simply doesn’t work, and where East and West not only meet, but also co-exist peacefully. This place is Istanbul, which lies literally on the border between Europe and Asia. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world. This is the city … Open

Cultural excursion through Istanbul - things to see

Istanbul is home to numerous old buildings and religious sites. Hagia Sophia Cathedral is one of the most popular places of interest among tourists. It was built in the beginning of the 6th century. After the capture of Constantinople the great cathedral was converted into a mosque. In 1934 the building of the cathedral was turned into a museum. Nowadays visitors can see here priceless collections of art objects. … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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 … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Zoe Teras Lounge & Bar & Club is surely one of best restaurants devoted to national cuisine. Its tables are placed on a large outdoor terrace. The restaurant is open until late in the evening, so you can expect to find there noisy discos and theme parties. Several years ago the restaurant ‘360 Istanbul’ was named the best dining facility of the city. In addition to popular dishes of Turkish cuisine, this … Open

Unusual hotels

Limak Eurasia Luxury is also worth a mention when describing luxurious Istanbul hotels. This hotel is open in a beautiful place away from noisy city streets and bazaars. Limak Eurasia Luxury is surrounded by green fields and forests, which is quite untypical for Istanbul. The hotel is made in modern style, and its adjusting territory has a big outdoor swimming pool and spacious wooden terraces. The bar at Limak … Open

Traditions and mentality of Istanbul

Residents of Istanbul have several distinct national characteristics. In Istanbul, as well as in any city in the country, the natives have great respect for religious customs and traditions. Women wear closed clothes, the same applies to visitors – people in open clothing may be denied to enter many mosques and public institutions. Istanbul residents value their homes, so they always remove their shoes when they … Open
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