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Istanbul is the financial capital and largest city of Turkey. No other city in the world straddles two continents; nowhere else has been the capital of three empires. This vibrant metropolis of 15 million people, sprawling across the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus Strait, is truly unique.
Make the most of your stay in this wonderful city and take a look at what it has to offer below. Further information can be found here.
Istanbul owns centuries of both religious and cultural phenomena as it is the only city that has marked the ending of an era in history with its conquest. Some of the wonderful sites of Istanbul are Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, Princes’ Islands and many more.
The Turkish cuisine offers a wide choice for those who want to experience and enjoy new flavours. From exquisite pastry choices to delicious meat, fish and vegetable specialities; Turkey’s gastronomic panorama reflects a remarkable culinary synthesis coming from its cultural heritage. Istanbul provides a wide range of food choices originated from all around the world.
There is a common saying in Istanbul that states “this city never sleeps”. Istanbul is the dining, shopping, music and entertainment capital of Turkey. Throughout the year the city hosts many events, concerts, art exhibitions and social gatherings and also offers a variety of shopping opportunities including authentic antiquities of Ottoman style and modern multinational brands.