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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..

  • 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..

  • 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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  • CVK Taksim Hotel Istanbul

    Siraselviler Cad. No:11 Taksim Beyoglu TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Featuring elegantly decorated rooms with individual characters, this 4-star hotel towers over Taksim Square, in the heart of the Beyoğlu district. Its glass-walled Mediterranean restaurant offers sweeping Bosphorus views. Free WiFi and wall-mounted ..

  • Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square

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

    Prix Prices from : 90 €

    Located in the city centre, Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square is just 100 metres from Taksim Square and offers wonderful views of lively Taksim Square and the Bosphorus. Featuring a stylish lobby, the hotel offers a fitness centre and modern rooms with ..

  • Taksim Metropark Hotel

    Osmanli Cad. No:14 Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

    This hotel is located 100 metres from Istanbul's Taksim Square. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and has a restaurant that serves international cuisine. The Bosphorus Strait is 600 metres away. Rooms at Taksim Metropark Hotel are spacious and decorat..

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