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Grand Bazaar - Kapali Carsi

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...

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Four Seasons Bosphorus

Local Tip If staying here be sure to go for a Bosphorus View Room as it's a view that is quite simply stunning.

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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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Kayikci Restaurant

Kayikci Restaurant is an elegant, Aegean-style meyhane (Turkish taverna) and fish restaurant situated on a charming cobbled street in the heart of Sultanahmet. 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 »

Istanbul Photos

Topkapi Palace © Aydin Sertbas

Topkapi Palace © Aydin Sertbas

Golden Horn © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Golden Horn © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Eyup ©Helen Simpson

Eyup ©Helen Simpson

Eyup Mosque ©Helen Simpson

Eyup Mosque ©Helen Simpson

Istanbul Metro by Mista Riggs

Istanbul Metro by Mista Riggs

Ortaköy Mosque © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Ortaköy Mosque © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Leander's Tower

Leander's Tower

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

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