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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

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    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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    Anonymous

    Istanbul is a MUST

    It is my second time in Istanbul and it is by far my favourite city. Besides the well known wonders of Sultan Ahmet distric: Aghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazard, Topkapi Palace.... you can also enjoy a great night life, terrace with amazing views and the nature. Food is so cheap, you can eat for 3 euros, and at a fancy place is almost impossible to pay more than 15 euros. It's a fantastic place for doing some shoppings. Alcohol might seem expensive but cheaper than many other countries.

    Insider Tip:I recomend you to take the bosphorus tour that arrives to Yoros casttle, just at the entrance of the Black Sea. Ortaköy is also a must. The pub vivaldi is so good, 2 floors, diferent kinds of music and beer and shoot of Tekila 3 euros!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Love it!

    LOVED Istanbul! It was one of the cities where you get this feeling that you could simply live there for months. I definitely have to go back, and also going to other cities in Turkey! The food is amazing, sightseeing is never tiring. I really loved the atmosphere. People there are very nice! Wait for me, sweet Istanbul!

    Insider Tip:Take the ferry to the Asian side!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    a great city to discover

    The weather was still warm. I couldnt believe it. So we could enjoy our time so well. I like their foods. Especially Manti.

    Insider Tip:Call hostel before you take a cab

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