The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan sarnıcı) in Istanbul

Medusa heads in Basilica cistern Istanbul

There are a lot of great historical places in Istanbul, but one of the most famous and popular is Basilica Cistern, or Yerebatan sarnıcı in turkish. Located in Sultanahmet, old city center, near the Hippodrome square, this cistern is really worth a visit. The cistern was connected to an unique water system which included also Theodosius cistern, Binbirdirek cistern and

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Taksim and Istiklal Street and — TOP things What to Do and See!

Taksim and Istiklal street in Istanbul

Istiklal Street is a must for all tourists in Istanbul. The name means “Independence Avenue” and is a long and colorful pedestrian street and grand boulevard that cuts through Beyoglu and located by Taksim Square. It is brimming with excitement and full off shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows. Taksim means “division” or distribution”, and it was the focal point where

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Turkish bath (Hamam) in Istanbul: best hammams and what to expect

Istanbul hammams

Although modern Turks do most of their bathing at home, the public hammam remains a major part of the Turkish culture. A Turkish bath (hammam) is a place for cleansing, relaxation and rejuvenation. The benefits of the Turkish bath are immediately visible, as you step out of a hammam your skin will glow with life, the bags around your eyes

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How to Spend 3 Days in Istanbul (Itinerary)

Three day trip to Istanbul

What route to take, where to live, what places to combine and visit, where to have supper and what food to try out. In just three days you will get to know this amazing place, embrace the Byzantium spirit and feel the atmosphere of the Ottoman Empire, and we are here to help you with that! Istanbul has its beauties

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Istanbul museums: opening hours and locations

Istanbul museums

In this article you will find a list of museums in Istanbul, which exceeds the TOP-30! Great city has many historical sites and museums with unique exhibits that give us an idea of ​​the greatness of Constantinople, as well as the Ottoman Empire. We know all about museums in Istanbul: from most famous museums like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace, Basilica

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Museum Pass Istanbul: what is it and what benefits it has

Museum card Istanbul

There are always a lot of tourists in Istanbul, so queue to main attractions and museums of city begin in the morning. How to save time and avoid waiting in line? To do this, you should use Museum Pass Istanbul, which will not only save you time, but also money and your nerves! Because sometimes it’s a real adventure to

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