Istanbul Travel Guide

Introduction

Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople— Jimmy Kennedy, Istanbul (Not Constantinople), 1953

As the above, profound lyrics demonstrate, Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul) is not Constantinople. It is however a city of fantastic history, culture and beauty. The most populous city in Europe, Istanbul forms the financial centre of Turkey and confidently straddles the borders between Asia and Europe as it has for millennia: this is the result when you mix ancient Christendom, a medieval metropolis and the modern Middle East. Situated on either side of the Bosphorus, Istanbul still retains its metropolitan status: the city's population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it one of the largest cities in the world.

Lauded in antiquity as "the second Rome" this is a city where you most certainly should roam - culture and excitement lie around every corner and more than a thousand years of history await you.


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Things To Do in Istanbul See All Things To Do in Istanbul

  • Kariye Museum

    Kariye Museum

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    The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving exa...

    Attractions,Arts and Culture
  • Suleymaniye Mosque

    Suleymaniye Mosque

    Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh

    The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey....

    Attractions,Arts and Culture, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Historic Areas
    Attractions,Historical Sites
  • Prince Islands

    Prince Islands

    Islands

    The Prince Islands ( "Prince Islands", or more commonly Kızıl Adalar "Red Islands" or just Adalar as...

    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest

Hotels in Istanbul (1026 Hotels) See All Istanbul Hotels

  • Hotel Yasmak Sultan

    Found in Istanbul, Hotel Yasmak Sultan is a luxury hotel conveniently positioned close to Dejavu Bar, The Port Shield Pub and Lion's rugs and Kilimanjaro Art gallery. Man...

  • Erboy Hotel Istanbul

    Located within Istanbul, Erboy Hotel Istanbul is opportunely found around Dejavu Bar, Lion's rugs and Kilimanjaro Art gallery and The sultan's bath. Various other leading...

  • Orient Express Hotel

    With Dejavu Bar, Lion's rugs and Kilimanjaro Art gallery and Hisar Gift Store ideally found close to the three star hotel, Orient Express Hotel; this hotel is impeccably ...

  • Hotellino

    Hotellino is one of the top, finest places to lodge in Istanbul. Nicely placed close to Hisar Gift Store, istanbulsightseeing.com - Private Tpurs and Dejavu Bar, Hotellin...

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