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Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
Istanbul 1963
Istanbul 1963 by Burak.Gursoy @flickr
Istanbul by Girolame @flickr
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
Istanbul by Hbarrison @flickr
Istanbul by Abolireildormiveglia @flickr
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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

Advices for travellers

1. Before photographing local people, you should definitely ask them for permission. Remember you cannot make shots of women dressed in black capes. 2. When you enter a home or a mosque, you should definitely take your shoes off. You should be very careful while selecting clothes before visiting religious sites of Istanbul. Short skirts, shorts and open tops are not suitable for observations of the … Open

Active recreation

If you desire to comprehend the soul of this great city, you can just buy a ticket for the boat excursion and go to conquer the Bosporus. You will see the Galata bridge and tower, the Karakoy district, the Istanbul Modern, the Jihangir district, the Dolmabahce mosque and palace, the Beşiktaş stadium, the Galatasaray Lyceum, the Ortaköy mosque, the big Bosporus bridge, the Esma Sultan Palace, the Arnavutköy and … Open

Famous hotels

Eurostars Hotel Old City remains one of the leading hotels in Istanbul. The hotel is full of national charm and hospitality. Eurostars Hotel Old City has won love and dedication of thousands of travelers thanks to a unique design. The décor of both guestrooms and public spaces is made in Osman style. The hotel’s wellness center has a hammam and different massage rooms, a wonderful sauna, and comfortable … Open

Weekend in Istanbul in original style

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 much more in wonderful Istanbul. Such a vibrant, unpredictable, and authentic city is not easy to find. Are you tired of noisy tourist streets that are often not a paragon of cleanness? If so, head to Area Fener where you will be … Open

Festivals and events in Istanbul

In such metropolis as Istanbul, many festivals, celebrations, exhibitions, and cultural events are held annually. Every spring, a huge number of tourists come to Istanbul to celebrate one of the most beautiful holidays. Annually in April, here passes the well-known Istanbul Tulip Festival. According to the legend, happiness lives on the bottom of the tulip, therefore the Turks regard their favorite colors with great … Open

Hotels for romantic escape

While selecting a place for a romantic vacation in Istanbul, it’s worth paying attention to Sumengen-Special Category. This hotel is open in a beautiful Osman style mansion that is only a couple minute walk away from the seaside. All guestrooms are made in royal style and are decorated with Turkish handmade carpets, beautiful tableware, hand painted vases, and premium wooden décor. The hotel’s roof and … Open

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