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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

    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..

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  • Sultanahmet

    Divanyolu Cad. 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..

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  • 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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  • Express Star Hotel Taksim Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Inonu Cad. Dunya Saglik Sok. No:11 Gumussuyu-Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Prix Prices from : 38 €

    Located in the heart of the city, Taksim Star Express Hotel is just a few steps from Taksim Square. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and has a 24-hour front desk. Star rooms feature blackout curtains for a restful night’s sleep. Room..

  • Germir Palas Hotel

    Cumhuriyet Cad. No:7 Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Prix Prices from : 66 €

    Occupying a prime position in the heart of Istanbul, Germir Palas Hotel is a classical-styled hotel overlooking Taksim Square with lovely views across the Bosphorus and the city skyline. The Germir Palas has elegantly decorated and neatly furnished ..

  • Grand Zentrum Hotel

    Abdulhakhamit Cad. No:10 Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Located in the heart of the city, Grand Zentrum Hotel is just 100 metres from Taksim Square. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms of Hotel Grand Zentrum have an authentic décor combining mo..

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