Istanbul - Travel to Istanbul Turkey
Travel to Istanbul Turkey
The queen of the cities. Some ancient cities are the sum of their monuments. But others, suach as Istanbul, factor a lot more into the equation. In the former Byzantine and Ottoman capital, you can start the day visiting the churches and mosques left by two empires, shop in chic boutiques during the afternoon. In the space of a few minutes you can hear the evocative strains of the call to prayer issuing from the Old City’s tapering minarets, the sonorous horn of a crowded commuter ferry crossing between Europe and Asia, and the strident cries of street hawkers selling fresh seasonal produce.
What To See
Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Bosphorus, Dolmabahce Palace, Chora Church Museum, Spice Bazaar, Turkish Hammam (Bath), Taksim Istiklal Street ….