Istanbul Holidays and City Breaks | Istanbul Guide
Istanbul is the renowned capital city of Turkey, and it is also the only capital in the world that sits literally on two separate continents.
The city does stretch perfectly on the two shores of Bosphorus that bring together the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea.
With over 13 million people within the city limits, it is also the biggest city in the whole of Turkey and the heart of the Turkish economy.
The city itself is a favourite among seasoned tourists due to the fact that it offers plenty of culture and art as well as the perfect blend of eastern and western culture.
Back in 2010 Istanbul was named as the European Cultural Capital.
Some of the best art and culture attractions to check out while in town include art exhibitions, opera, auctions, ballet, concerts, themed museums, festivals, and theatres.
Sightseeing alone is an exciting activity in Istanbul due to the fact that the city is dotted with ancient structures that date back to before the 13th century.
Some of the most visited include Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, and Hagia Sophia.
One of the reasons that tourists love Istanbul is the unique atmosphere that is cultivated in the city and a true mixture of modern shopping centres, crumbling buildings, street vendors, skyscrapers, and bazaars all blended in next to each other.
Transportation is generally easy in Istanbul since most sections are a thirty minute walk from each other.
There are also plenty of taxis and buses that run throughout the city on a regular basis.
Booking Istanbul City Breaks and Holidays
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