Bringing together elements from Byzantine, Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Turkish civilizations, Istanbul has evolved over centuries into a city of great cultural significance.
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Local Tip Make sure to check out the competition first, decide what price you're prepared to pay for it, and then get ready to haggle fiercely.Opening prices are absurd, but if it's quick gifts you're after, half the...
Local Tip If staying here be sure to go for a Bosphorus View Room as it's a view that is quite simply stunning.
Built shortly after the invasion of Constantinople, by the Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed the 2nd, Topkapi Palace expanded into a fully functioning city over...more »
Built shortly after the invasion of Constantinople, by the...more »
Istanbul excited our imagination from the first day of this trip. It's where east meets west, Asia touches Europe, and history and tradition live alongside one of the world's most modern...more »
Seeing a city by bicycle exposes aspects of the city that are otherwise obscured. On a bicycle, the observer is not encased in a steel and glass cage...more »
One of Istanbul's funnest and most raucous events, Rock'n Coke is a must if you're in the city whilst it's on. Held every two years, sponsored by company giant Coca Cola, and spanning three wild nights; this is big with a capital b. Traditionally held in Istanbul's Hezarfen Airfield, this is a prime location if you're wanting to let your... more »
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