Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey
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Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque)

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Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Museum

Local Tip A must see, the Hagia Sophia, once the greatest church in the Christian world until its conversion into a mosque in 1453, is now one of Istanbul's most well known and breathtakingly beautiful museums.

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Four Seasons Sultanahmet

Local Tip This hotel is quite simply a luxurious oasis right in the heart of the Sultanahmet chaos. With only 65 rooms it's got a very boutique hotel feel with all the luxury of a Four Seasons property.

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Rock'n Coke

Rock'n Coke

17 Jul - 19 Jul

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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cocoon

Established in 1996 by Seref Ozen and Mustafa Gokhan Demir, cocoon has grown to become a renowned Turkish brand with the slogan "Seeing comes before words." more »

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Armada Terrace Restaurant

Armada Terrace Restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Armada Hotel. The Restaurant enjoys stunning views, with the Marmara Sea and Bosphorus on one side and the Blue Mosque on the other. more »

Istanbul Photos

Historical Peninsula © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Historical Peninsula © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Goksu Creek

Goksu Creek

Sultanahmet © Aydin Sertbas

Sultanahmet © Aydin Sertbas

New Mosque © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

New Mosque © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Topkapi Palace © Aydin Sertbas

Topkapi Palace © Aydin Sertbas

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul Metro by Mista Riggs

Istanbul Metro by Mista Riggs

Bosphorus ©Helen Simpson

Bosphorus ©Helen Simpson

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

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