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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    Rustem Pasha Mosque

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  • Suleymaniye Mosque

    Suleymaniye Mosque

    Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh

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