For centuries, imperial glory has shaped the narrative of Istanbul—and is still deeply intertwined in its legendary landmarks.

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The gleaming Bosphorus, the sublime Hagia Sophia, and the frenetic Grand Bazaar… The greatest hits of Istanbul are among the most celebrated treasures in the world. Perhaps it is the strategic location that ensures life and growth never comes up short. In any case, Istanbul redefines the concept of contradiction with its modern cityscape. As you embark on a journey at its heart, you will witness cultural revolutions sprouting every corner. In the shadow of its soaring heights, traditions will unravel before your eyes. The city awaits as a diverse metropolis at the meeting point of the east and the west. 

Its main neighborhoods are a warren of architectural wonders. From the romantic towers to the elegant mosques, a myriad of invaluable sights flank the Bosphorus. Aside from the popular ones, you will encounter ageless traditions in the distant corners of the city. So, dive deep into its den, and explore hidden pockets of history.

Despite embracing an influx of contemporary trends, the authenticity is intransigent. It is most vivid in the narrow alleys meandering through its focal point. There, you will find intimate coffee and tea houses, confectioneries, and bohemian eateries. Ottoman appetizers, sherbets, and dizzying sweets make up the gastronomic scene. With its intoxicating appearances, sensuous streets, and flavorsome dishes, the ‘City of the World’s Desire’ will knock you off your feet.

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The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

Istanbul Gallery

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