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

  • 100%


    Escape from normal life

    I felt like I was transported back into history. You can feel the culture of Istanbul by just walking in the streets. As a female I felt very safe.

    Insider Tip:1) Do the tours 2) Refer to #1 3) Go to a Turkish bath house.

  • 80%



    we were astonished with its cleanliness. very good feeling to see the coast of asia on the other side of the channel... good food, good drinks, just recommend this city. 100x better, than brussels :)

  • 70%


    good view bad seller

    one of best scene in the world. amazing stunning!!! too many seller, beggar, rude person, lier and cheater. the city heading to mass by people. I feel sad.

    Insider Tip:do not waste money in Istanbul please. try to use money same as local turkish.

  • 100%


    nice! nice!

    this city has lots of thing to see and experience interesting culture. Prices are not expensive so, you can do many things with reasonable price

  • 80%


    Istanbul is a crazy city! Cheap and delicous fast food and if you like walking you can walk around everywhere. Can be a bit overwhelming at first because there are so many people but after a few days you get used to it.

    Insider Tip:Visit the asian side. Cheaper food and much less crowded than the european side!

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