Istanbul city guide

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Istanbul : Intercontinental city on both sides of the Bosphorus. Meeting point of Europe and Asia . Istanbul which was the capital of The Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire is one of the oldest cities of the World. Nowadays it is the cultural and financial center of Turkey .

Best time to visit : July and August is hot but it is very popular. Spring ( March especially April and May ) and Autumn (September to November ) are the ideal time to visit. Winter is cold but presents a different beauty.


Historical Buildings

Blue Mosque in IstanbulBlue Mosque

Popular historical places

other Historical buildings and monuments in Istanbul

Popular places

visit Historical Peninsula ( Old city ) : Popular places in the Historical Peninsula or Moda , a popular district in Istanbul

    Rahmi Koc museum in IstanbulRahmi Koc museum
    Museums :

    Archaeological, industrial , islamic , military and art museums in Istanbul.
    Attractions :

    - Old City

  • Miniaturk: Miniature park in Sutluce ( Golden Horn ). Models of the famous symbols of the civilizations: Topkapi palace, Hagia Sophia, Anitkabir , Selimiye Mosque ....

  • Vialand Theme Park : in Eyup ( Golden Horn ) . Activities like Magic room , Breath Taker, Sponge Bob , Jet ski, Wild River . Stores, Restaurants & Cafes , Cinema,

  • - European side

  • Istanbul Aquarium : in Florya: Approximately 1.500 species, 17.000 land and sea creatures in total. 16 themes and 1 rainforest. Activities like scuba training, sea diving, fish feeding hours

  • Sea Life Aquarium : in Bayrampasha. Largest shark collection. 83m long underwater Ocean Tunnel, 270 degree panoramic viewing Sea Bed, 21 themed zones with 47 display tanks and more than 15,000 sea


    International Istanbul Film Festival , in April
    International Istanbul Theatre Festival , in May
    International Istanbul Music Festival , in June
    International Istanbul Jazz Festival , in July
    Multiple art festivals organized by private institutions.

Istanbul Map

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