Аnkara: The Capital of Turkey

Ankara Turkey

Sometimes people think that the capital of Turkey is Istanbul. Because it’s the largest city in Turkey and the concentration of historical places in country. But in fact, the capital of Turkey is Ankara — city, known as Ancyra or Angora. Ankara: The Turkish capital and so much more You can be forgiven for thinking Istanbul is the capital of

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Buyukada (Big Island): One-Day Trip

Places to see in Buyukada

Büyükada is one of the most beautiful and green places near Istanbul. The biggest among Princes’ Islands, it has parks, beaches, hotels, restaurants, walking trackways, bicycle rental and another activities for guests. Here you can enjoy the beauty of nature among green trees with great sea view. Just take small backpack, choose the ferry which will bring you to Buyukada and

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IstanbulKart: Step-by-step Guide, price 2022

İstanbulkart

Istanbulkart (Istanbul Card) is city transport pass card and also a card which you can use to pay for many needs (product shops, public WC’s). It’s absolutely worth to get an Istanbulkart while you travel in Istanbul: it will save your time, money and will make your movements around the city more comfortable. Also, it’s very easy to purchase and

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Guide to Turkish Coffee Culture: history, role in society, recipe and best brands

Turkish cofffee

 Turkish coffee isn’t like your normal coffee. There are some aspects of the popular Turkish drink that make it different to the cup of Joe you regularly drink. Despite its differences, Turkish coffee is a beverage you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try on a holiday in Turkey. What makes Turkish coffee different than the coffee you typically drink is

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Ortaköy Mosque (Büyük Mecidiye Camii) in Istanbul

Ortakoy mosque

Ortakoy Mosque is one of the truly great landmarks found in Istanbul. Located on the shores of the Bosphorus River, Ortakoy Mosque provides visitors with a picturesque, relaxed setting. The famous mosque has a distinguished view of the Bosphorus Strait and tourists exploring the river via cruises can take in the religious building as they sail by. The mosque is

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Galata Bridge in Istanbul

Galata bridge in Istanbul

Istanbul city is full of amazing historical attractions of Ottoman Empire and Byzantine times. At every part of this town there is a chance to find something interesting and amazing. Galata köprüsü or Galata bridge is one of the most recognizable symbols of Istanbul. Galata is an inique bridge which combine car road and pedestrian sidewalk with a lot of

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Anadolu Hisarı fort and Küçüksu palace

Küçüksü kasrı

Anadolu Hisari Fortress and Küçüksu palace are two of Istanbul’s great tourist attractions. The two sites are within a short walking distance from each other, making it possible to explore them on the same day. The historic Istanbul venues are just a seven-minute walk away from one another. After exploring the Anadolu Hisari, a simple walk over to Küçüksu Kasrı

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Aqueduct of Valens in Istanbul (Bozdoğan Su Kemeri)

Aqueduct of Valens Istanbul

The Aqueduct of Valens stands majestically over the hustle and bustle of Atatürk Bulvarı. The traffic below is constant, making the contrast between the historic aqueduct and modern-day Istanbul even more impressive. The Aqueduct of Valens or Bozdoğan Su kemeri on Turkish was built in late 4th century AD as a system to supply Constantinople with water from Belgrad forest.

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Balat and Fener district in Istanbul

Balat district in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Balat and Fener districts are rich in history and are a part of UNESCO’s world heritage site list. Despite being ideal for culture vultures and history buffs, the Balat and Fener districts are often overlooked by tourists. The districts’ neighbourhoods were previously home to Istanbul’s Jewish and Greek Orthodox communities. The area had fallen on hard time with old,

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