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Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
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Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
Istanbul 1963
Istanbul 1963 by Burak.Gursoy @flickr
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Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
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Istanbul by Ann Gav @flickr
The bulk of the massive New Mosque in Istanbul
The bulk of the massive New Mosque in Istanbul by Alaskan Dude @flickr
Ortakoy Mosque of Istanbul
Ortakoy Mosque of Istanbul by Argenberg @flickr
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Istanbul by Hbarrison @flickr
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A view from Daphne hotel of Istanbul
A view from Daphne hotel of Istanbul by Argenberg @flickr
Istanbuls Sunsets
Istanbuls Sunsets by Senol Demir @flickr
Istanbul
Istanbul by Watchsmart @flickr
Istanbul
Istanbul by Hector Garcia @flickr
istanbul
istanbul by Brockvicky @flickr
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya by Arian Zwegers @flickr
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Istanbul
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Top sigths of Turkey

Besides beautiful palaces and forts, travelers will see over a dozen of magnificent mosques in Istanbul. Molla Zeyrek Camii is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the city. The building of the mosque started in the 12th century and lasted over a hundred years, and that is why its design is a combination of several architectural styles that were popular back in those days. Archaeological excavations never stop in Turkey, and the antique city of Olympos is a great proof of that. This place was a blooming and prosperous city during the Roman Empire times. Archaeologists found here ruins of protective walls, an ancient Roman theatre and several houses that are now covered with bushes. The town is located in the center of the same named national park, so it's also a perfect place for walks. When you are tired of walking and observing landmarks, you can rest in one of numerous cozy restaurants and cafes. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Istanbul

Istanbul sightseeing

Basilica of Hagia Sophia.
The construction of Basilica of the Divine Wisdom or Hagia Sofia was carried out in accordance with the order of Emperor Justinian in the VI century. This decision was made after the previous church, which once had stood there, was destroyed during a rebellion. Allegedly, Justinian was the one who said the famous words during the official opening of the basilica, … Open

Cultural excursion through Istanbul - things to see

Fans of excursions will find much interesting in visiting Yedikule fortress, which now hosts the exhibition of a museum. The castle was built by Byzantine craftsmen and was long used as a prison. Today in several halls of the fortress you will find collections of antique torture instruments. The museum is open for all guests. The building of beautiful Dolmabahce Palace was completed in 1853. The palace has the right … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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 … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

In 5.Kat restaurant you can try best dishes of international cuisine, which are cooked by local chefs in strict accordance with receipts and traditions. The interior of the hall is also very interesting. It is decorated with furniture made of precious wood, velvet curtains and a beautiful "antique” chandelier. Lovers of exotic cuisine will need to visit Changa restaurant. Each dish here is a unique masterpiece. … Open

Traditions and mentality of Istanbul

Colorful markets are a striking national feature of Istanbul. People come here not only for shopping, but also for socializing. Bargaining is normal and even recommended in local shops and bazaars. As a rule, it helps reducing the item’s price by 2 - 3 times. Each year residents of Istanbul celebrate numerous national holidays, each of which has interesting customs and traditions. Many national holidays, … Open

Travel guide to Istanbul

Ataturk was a great supporter of the idea of church and state separation. Therefore, in 1935 he made a decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. This is when the plaster was removed. Arabic inscriptions dominate in the basilica, but you can find several Christian icons here, including the mosaic depicting Saint John Chrysostomos. The north wing of the building is the location of a special column made of marble and … Open

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