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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.

    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..

  • 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..

  • This jewel of the 17C has retained its vocation as a sanctuary, hence the requirement to remove one's shoes before entering. The goal of the architect was to surpass the elegance of the Aya Sofya basilica, which he achieved via the forest of domes an..

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Hotels Istanbul

  • 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..

  • Ottoman Palace Taksim Square Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Sıraselviler Cad. No: 7 Taksim Istanbul TR - 34433 Istanbul

    Prix Prices from : 93 €

    Situated just a few steps to Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue, Ottoman Palace is 80 metres to Taksim Metro Station. It offers elegantly-decorated rooms with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. All rooms at Ottoman Palace Taks..

  • The Marmara Taksim Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars

    Taksim Meydani TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Prix Prices from : 129 €

    Towering high above Istanbul’s bustling Taksim Square, the Marmara Hotel offers luxurious rooms with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and superb Bosphorus and city views. It features an outdoor pool deck and spa with Turkish hammam. Marmara Taksim provides spac..

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