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Istanbul Travel Guide

As a city that cradles both Asian and European cultures, Istanbul has innumerable stories to count. Sitting at the throat of the Bosphorus Strait, this city is at the confluence of eastern and western culture. Previously, three ancient empires—the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans—made this their capital city, previously known as Constantinople and Byzantium. An abundance of ancient relics and structures each culture left behind have been preserved. In the old Sultanahmet District you can see magnificent Blue Mosque and, in the same visit, go to the nearby Hagia Sophia—a Greek Orthodox church that became a mosque and is now a museum)—and the Ottoman-era Topkapı Palace. The century-old Grand Bazaar is a spectacle not to be missed. The goods inside are dazzling to behold and it is a good place to buy souvenirs.
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Hagia Sophia Museum
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The Blue Mosque
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Basilica Cistern
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Bosporus
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Istiklal Avenue
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Topkapi Palace
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Grand Bazaar
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Galata Tower
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Dolmabahce Palace
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Taksim Square
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Galata Bridge
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Where to Stay
Discover the most popular places to stay in Istanbul, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers.
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TAKSİM PALACE HOTEL İSTANBUL
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CHER HOTEL ISTANBUL
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Room Mate Emir
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Wanda Vista Istanbul
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Address Istanbul
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What to Eat
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Erzincanli Ali Baba
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Beyti
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Hafız Mustafa
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Adora Restaurant
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Cigdem Pastanesi
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Saray Muhallebicisi
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Balikci Sabahattin
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Havuzlu Restaurant
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Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci
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Hocapasa Pidecisi
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Discounts on Tours & Tickets
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Bursa City Tour with Cable car and BBQ Lunch
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1day in Istanbul: Hagia Sophia,Bluemosque,Topkapı Palace and Bosphorus Cruise
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Bursa Tour From Istanbul with Arabic Guide
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Short Guided Bosphorus and Golden Horn Boat Tour
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Sapanca Lake & Masukiye Zoo Tour with Lunch
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Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour
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Istanbul: Hop On Hop Off Bosphour Tour
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Admission Ticket: 3 in 1 Fun - Jungle Park, Dungeon and Safari
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Daily Green Bursa Tour From Istanbul
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2.5-Hour Bosphorus Sunset Sightseeing Cruise by Luxury Yacht
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Istanbul Outstandings Tour ( Half Day morning )
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Princess Island Tour with Lunch
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The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, also known by its official name, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is located as Istanbul, Turkey. Of course the highlight is the Mosque but on the way it is also interesting. First a walk at the square with Pillars and a nice fountain. The restoration work is in progress hence I may missed the front entrance to the mosque #bucketlistreboot Visit is free of charge. Note you can visit Sofea mosque next to it after Blue Mosque. If lady is wearing shorts, you will have to get yourself covered. Well, you have to covered your head too. They do offer scarves for free. Basic rule, try to wear clothes with sleeves and pants (long) and/ or bring your own scarves .
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A stop after Blue Mosque and Sofea Mosque in Istanbul before exploring Topkapi Palace Musuem. There is this one ever busy cafe located Konyali Cafe 1897. The desserts can make you think immediately the calorie . Nice Turkish tea available . You can choose to have table or indoor. In the restaurant , the design is showing old yet unique dining area .Awesome experience. For the day I had the set meal of Kebab style Beef and Chicken . It came with salad and chick pea soup as appetisers. Ended with a super sweet milk based dessert and range of tropical fruits. Overall : 3/5 Did I mention, as earlier too hungry. Grab a bagel and some Stone bbq chestnut . Superb. #bucketlistreboot #foodie
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