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  • View north from the Edirinekapý
    View north from the Edirinekapý
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    The Golden Horn from the Pierre Loti...
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    Halic Cultural Center, Istanbul, TR
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  • 1. Asian side

    I had to visit the Asian side, and, in a quick look, tried to find any difference - I didn't. As a matter of fact that continental separation is only a convention, without any differences in...

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  • 2. Bosphorus

    The famous Bosphorus Bridge (Bogazici Köprüsü) is also called the First Bosphorus Bridge, as nowadays two suspension Bridges over the Bosphorus Strait exist. Construction of the 1560 m long...

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  • 3. blue mosque

    Take a quiet walk inside the blue mosque and be sure to sit down on the carpeted floor. I think the interior is best appreciated from a humble, low position, the height at which one would be praying....

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  • 4. Hagia Sophia

    Turkish: Ayasofya, Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia) is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum, in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is...

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  • 5. Topkapi palace

    gotta agree with all the TopKapi would be the best to see. I dont recall there being a tour guide there BUT I do recall when we went back for a second day it was closed for the day - was it Monday? i...

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  • 6. various mosques

    Before heading to Istanbul I have heard a story (hard to tell true or not), that mosques in Islam world are build in a principle that everyone could hear the voices of muezzin. So, by such logic the...

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  • 7. bazaars

    Hi VidER, I have never heard the words Grand Hajj Eid and Eid al Adha, but I checked the calendar and I guess you mean Feast of Sacrifice. 1. All markets and restaurants will be open. Most shops...

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  • 8. Dolmabahce Palace.

    A crispy winter air was lighted by rare in those days sunshine, sun rays played on a white snow and glossy windows splashing blinding sparks all around, "not a bad day for a walk" I thought and we...

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  • 9. Museums

    The Istanbul Museum Pass is not as good of a monetary value as I initially thought, the price increased from 72TL to 85TL right about the time we visited ($43.65US) but it did save us a little time...

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  • 10. galata bridge

    Galata Bridge is one of my favourite places in Istanbul. The reason is not its appearance or constructional value, but the sentiment I feel for it. This fondness had started well before I came to...

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  • 11. Grand Bazaar

    You need to experience it, at least once.... I did it twice, though... Grand Bazaar, one of the best touristic offer of Istanbul, a maze of rows, tonnes of different stuff..... 90% of tourists.......

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  • 12. Suleymaniye Mosque

    (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is a grand mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built on the order of sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent) and was constructed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar...

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  • 13. Ortaköy

    Istanbul has a perfect relationship with the sea. The straight protects the coast from big storms, and that allows the Turks to treat it almost as a river. Big and small boats, palaces and restaurants...

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  • 14. Nisantasi

    Nisantasi parking can be very peculiar.... Well, just imagine, you need to drop by your girlfriend, there is no free parking plance in front of her house (to be frank, parking is a nightmare in...

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  • 15. Sunsets

    This one I tooked behind Hagia Sofia. There is a small niciest small street behind Aya Sofia, and in the evening it's even more beutiful. And it's so quit their... you wouldn't even say you are in...

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  • 16. Sunken Palace Cistern

    The main underground cisterns, also called Yerebatan Sarayi (which translates as "Sunken Palace") is Istanbul's best hidden secret. It was constructed during the reign of Constantine I in the 4th...

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  • 17. galata tower

    Karaköy, the modern name for the ancient Galata, is a commercial neighborhood in the Beyoðlu district of Istanbul, Turkey, located at the northern part of the Golden Horn mouth on the European side of...

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  • 18. galata

    Hearing the call to pray. Galata, The ferry port ( Eminönü) at night and where we stopped, Beyoglu. Watching latest Batman movie at an old cinema. Allocated tickets, then escorted to are seats. It was...

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  • 19. Hippodrome

    This huge obelisc is really 1/3 of the original egyptian one. Teodosios brought it from Egypt, but it was broken and only the upper part is kept. At the basement you can see reliefs in stone of the...

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  • 20. galatas anglers

    Galata bridge is connecting Karakoy to Eminonu.. Or connecting Istanbul peninsula to Galata & Pera.. The bridge itself is around a km long. The historical bridge wasburnt after a fire and on 1992...

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  • 21. Egyptian Spice Bazaar

    Stroll through the spice market and pick up an ounce or two of Turkish kebab spice or maybe some Garam Masala to bring back home. Be sure to look around though, taste and smell, as not all spice...

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  • 22. DISTRICTS OF ISTANBUL-EYUP

    It will not be wrong to say that Eyüp is the most important and special place among the districts of Istanbul. The history of Eyüp based on very ancient time...

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  • 23. DISTRICTS OF ISTANBUL-NISANTASI

    Nisantasi is a quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, comprising neighbourhoods like Tesvikiye, Osmanbey, Macka and Pangalty. It includes the stores of world famous...

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  • 24. DISTRICTS OF ISTANBUL-ORTAKOY

    Ortakoy has had an important place in the daily life of the city during both the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Turks, Jews, Greeks and Armenians still live...

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  • 25. DISTRICTS OF ISTANBUL-ŞİŞLİ

    SisliŞişli is the very old county of Istanbul and based on a fundamental property. Şişli, has been a residential area since ancient times,...

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