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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

  • The Marmara Taksim

    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..

  • Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square

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

    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 ..

  • Taxim Hill Hotel

    Siraselviler No:5 Taksim TR - 34437 Istanbul

    Prix Prices from : 65 €

    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..

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