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Istanbul Travel guide
Istanbul : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Istanbul : Things to see and do
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..
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 Meydani TR - 34437 Istanbul
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..
Osmanli Cad. No:14 Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul
Prix Prices from : 50 €
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..
Leisure activities Istanbul
Prices from : 142 €
A visit to Gallipoli is a moving experience for all visitors to Turkey, particularly for those from the ANZAC nations of Australia and New Zealand. If you are short on time but do not want to miss out on visiting this famous part of the country, a da..
Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
Prices from : 103 €
Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbul's most famous attractions with your own private guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkap..
Istanbul by night means floodlit mosques, a fabulous Turkish dinner and a spectacular floorshow with bejeweled belly dancers. It's the ultimate Turkish experience! Highlights See the sights illuminated at night Dinner included Free hotel p..