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Hagia Sophia Museum
4.6/5
1,167 Reviews
Church
_We***57it’s fascinating to see the ottomans architecture, I recommend everyone to have a look
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.6/5
1,256 Reviews
Mosque
E35***16Its a beautiful mosque of Ottoman era.It has a distinction of having five minarets.At the time of its construction there were four minarets of Masjad e Haram,the most sacred mosque.To give it a differentiation from that five minarets were constructed.It is located in Sultan Ahmet square which is accessible through tram,taxi or on foot.Women are advised to cover their bodies while visiting this mosque.During the time of prayers non muslims are forbidden to visit.They can visit after the prayers though.It is also called The blue mosque for its blue colour
Bosporus
4.6/5
780 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.
Basilica Cistern
4.5/5
587 Reviews
Historical Site
E53***09Basilica Cistern is beautiful church , old and historical people came to pray it is place for tourism for the visitor because it is historical place. about transportation to get they are public bus about 1.03 dollar and private taxi about 14 dollar .
Grand Bazaar
4.3/5
501 Reviews
TripBazaar means the market, and Turkish is the "covered market." The Grand Bazaar has been the city centre of Istanbul for centuries. The Grand Bazaar is very close to Istanbul University and the Blue Mosque, and its entrance is so ordinary that it is easy for visitors to miss it. The large-scale Grand Bazaar adopts a fully enclosed design that receives visitors from all over the world every day. People have installed a set of lockable doors and fences for the market, so that after a day of trading, the market can be safely closed.
Topkapi Palace
4.5/5
582 Reviews
Palace
Matthew FoldiTopkapi Palace is an incredibly historic site, home to Ottoman Sultans and it really feels like Sultans still live there.

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Pera Palace Hotel
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About 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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Istanbul Transportation

Flights: Istanbul is located between the European and Asian continents and as such its airport is important as a transit terminal and many countries have direct flights to it. Currently, Istanbul has 3 international airports; Ataturk International Airport which caters to the flights from Europe; Sabe Koz Thain airport for Latin America and Asian flights, and Istanbul Ataturk Airport for cargo freight.

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Best Experience in Istanbul

Cruise along the Bosporus Straits and you will have the mystical experience of having Europe on your left and Asia on your right. Treasure hunting at the ancient Islamic minarets, enjoying the sights of antiquated trams passing by, and visit the Dolmabahce sultan palace to witness the splendor and glory of the Ottoman Empire of old. Landmarks not to be missed are the Hagia Sophia Ayasofya (Church of Divine Wisdom) built during the 6th century and Sultanahmet Mosque, one of the most magnificent buildings in Turkey. In the afternoon, you could chill out at a cafe and savor Turkish Red Tea and Turkish Coffee Divination. In bustling and yet ancient Istanbul, every inch of land seems like a historical poem and you will love it if you are there.

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Helpful Information about Istanbul
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UTC +3
Peak Season
April- October
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Police:155,Fire:110,Ambulance:112

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