Things to see and do - Istanbul
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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
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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..
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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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..
Sıraselviler Cad. No: 7 Taksim Istanbul TR - Istanbul 34433
Prix Prices from : 81 €
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..
Siraselviler No:5 TR - Istanbul 34437
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..
Osmanli Cad. No:14 Taksim TR - Istanbul 34437
Prix Prices from : 65 €
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
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Breathe in the heady mix of spices and herbs in the Egyptian Bazaar, then take an invigorating cruise on the Bosphorus for superb views of the magical city of Istanbul. You'll cruise past the famous Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi palaces, and see the hist..
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..
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..