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Byzantium to the Greeks, Constantinople to the Romans, and Istanbul to the Ottomans, this city has retained numerous treasures from the twenty-six centuries of its history. This global city links Europe with Asia, a role that is played out around the Bosphorus, a stretch of water linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. The European side is studded with minarets, cupolas and palaces, while its Asian counterpart revels in elegant princely residences. Istanbul offers visitors an entrancing mix of atmospheres, ranging from fish markets and trendy bistros to centres of modern art and old mosques, and the Grand Bazaar to luxury international boutiques.

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Tourist attractions Istanbul : Things to see and do

  • Topkapi Palace

    Bab-i-Hümayun Cad. TR - Istanbul

    The harem with its eunuchs was a place of great intrigue, luxury and exquisite pleasure, and here in the harem of Topkapi Palace visitors are plunged into a mythical Orient of a thousand and one treasures and as many fantasies. Lattice-work screens f..

  • Sultanahmet

    TR - Istanbul

    Overlooking Seraglio Point, at the mouth of the Golden Horn, the Sultanahmet quarter extends across the first hill of the city, the fiefdom of Ancient Byzantium and the political and cultural heart of the Byzantine and Ottoman cities. Few places in t..

  • Blue Mosque

    TR - Istanbul

    This jewel of the 17C has retained its vocation as a place of worship, hence the requirement to remove one's shoes before entering inside. The goal of the architect here was to surpass the elegance of the Aya Sofya basilica, an aim which was achieved..

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  • Taxim Hill Hotel

    Siraselviler No:5 Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Situated next to Taksim Square, Taxim Hill Hotel offers modernly decorated rooms and free Wi-Fi. Its terrace restaurant offers breakfast with panoramic views of the Bosphorus. Taksim Subway Station is only a minute walk away. The rooms at Taxim Hill..

  • Taksim 15 Suites

    Gumussuyu Mah. Inonu Cad. No:15 Taksim Beyoglu TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Prix Prices from : 86 €

    Just a few steps from Istiklal Street, Taksim 15 Suites is located in the centre of Taksim. Fully-furnished suites of the property offer air conditioning and flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available in all areas. All suites of Taksim 15 Suites have a ..

  • Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square

    Mete Caddesi No:28 Gumussuyu, Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

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