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Istanbul

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Popular Cities

Turkish Lira (TRY)

Highlights

  • Blue Mosque
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Galatia Tower

Yearly Tourism

  • Kebap
  • Cig Kofte (v)
  • Lüfer

Currency

Turkish Lira (TRY)

Popular Cities

  • Blue Mosque
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Galatia Tower

Landmarks

  • Kebap
  • Cig Kofte (v)
  • Lüfer

Yearly Tourism

Mar-May, Sept-Oct

Currency

Turkish Lira (TRY)

Attractions

  • Blue Mosque
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Galatia Tower

Popular Cuisines

  • Kebap
  • Cig Kofte (v)
  • Lüfer

Best Time To Visit

Mar-May, Sept-Oct

Snapshot Guide

Istanbul, the heartbeat of Turkey and an ancient city whose history – still on show today– is captivating and enchanting. From the beautiful weather and rich and tasty cuisines which some travel to Istanbul just to enjoy, to the architecture, there is so much to see and do.

Hagia Sophiais an official world wonder and its majesty is undeniable, a former Church dating back to the 6th Century in the Byzantine empire, this building is one of those ‘must-sees'.

Take an idyllic walk through the Gulhane Park and see nature at its finest, then head to the Topkapi palace museum and enjoy learning more about history and culture.

There is an incredible night scene that travellers from all corners of the globe have been pleasantly surprised by. From concerts to all-night dance spots, you’ll find something for every taste.

You must try the world-famous Turkish Bath's - or Hammam. A wonderful relaxing and therapeutic activity designed to rejuvenate your skin and sooth your muscles. It’s enjoyed all over the world, but there’s no place like home!

A historical city full of wonder awaits you, the locals are hospitable and you are sure to absolutely love your trip to Istanbul.

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