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City Guide Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting Istanbul

The only city in the world built on two continents, Istanbul is a unique link between east and west, the perfect guarantee that your visit will be a memorable one.

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Istanbul City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Istanbul: go to a bath/all of the mosques/on Bahre's pub crawl and be amazed, prepare for mediocre food tho

    Istanbul was INCREDIBLE: architecture of the mosques is unbelievable and the city itself is super amazing, a little touristy and expensive but the Grand Bazaar and the bath houses make it worth it! The food is just okay but make sure you eat the meat that comes out of the burning clay pot that they break open! it's AMAZING! Go to the Asian side for a quieter and chill vibe, go out in taksim at night!

    Insider Tip:Go to trip advisor and read about Bahre's pub crawl and DO ITTTT you will NOT be disappointed!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    ISTANBUL

    Loved this city.Found it to be clean, lots of sights to see, and the Turkish people in the tourism industry seems really friendly , and they dont get upset when you ask the price of their wares but dont purchase it .Facilities are modern , food is awesome too

    Insider Tip:Eat the seafood sandwich near the Galata bridge

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    best big apple i'd ever eat

    wonder service and advice. a great group of people, good breakfast, good view on the top floor, nice facilities and quite posh and clean. can't say one bad word about anything here... you'd miss out if you didn't stay

  • 100%

    busenjac

    Istanbul, the city where you go back with pleasure

    This is my second time that I come to Istanbul. I was fascinated by the history of this city, I like its very intensive life. There is also a possibility to go in the nature, to hike on Prince's islands. The view from Galata tower is amazing.

    Insider Tip:If you buy the museum cart for 85 TL (3 days) or 115 TL (5 days) you'll have fast track entrance to main museums like Aya Sofia, Topkapi Sarayi, Istanbul Archeological Museum, Hagia Irina museum, Mosaic museum and so on. You'll receive numerous discounts too, for example 25% from the Bosphorus tour starting from Eminönü port.

  • 90%

    jmut84

    Thoughts on Istanbul

    Istanbul was fantastic with so much to see as it has a very rich history. It's both historical and yet modern. In the U.S.A. the media has really given Turkey a bad reputation lately but don't believe any of it. Felt safer in Istanbul than I do in any major U.S. city.

    Insider Tip:Don't just visit the main tourist attractions. Get off the beaten path and visit the areas where the locals stay and go. You get better prices and less crowded while experiencing the city as if you were a local. Haggle everywhere. Although places like Burger King, McDonalds, and Starbucks are all over avoid them and try the local food, coffee, and tea. Definitely visit the Asian side of Istanbul also.

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