Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı): shopping and history at one place

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest markets in the world. Located in old historical district of Istanbul — Beyazit, Kapalıçarşı was one of the most important places and mechanism in Ottoman Empire. It was a considerable part of economy and daily life in Ottoman times. The construction of Kapalıçarşı started in 1455-56 as a bedesten which was named as

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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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The Top 15 Places To See and Visit in Istanbul

TOP 15 places to visit in Istanbul

Istanbul is a beautiful place. One of the best picturesque destinations in the world, and it holds a plethora of attractions that will make your visit to the city an unforgettable experience. The ancient city is world-famous for its rich history and culture, stunning sceneries, magnificent edifices and the uninterrupted beauty of  her ancient monuments. There are numerous attraction sites

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Spring in Istanbul and Istanbul Tulip Festival 2020: don’t miss!

Istanbul travel

Istanbul during Spring is the perfect place to take walks through. This warm, vibrant metropolis amazes with its beauty and the unique, exotic Turkish culture. If you are visiting Istanbul in Spring, take your time to walk along the streets and enjoy the fresh breeze in one of the local parks and gardens. The quiet atmosphere of Gülhane and colourful

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Where to stay in Istanbul for tourist: best places in 2020

Best places to stay in Istanbul

Istanbul is a huge metropolis, stretching across both sides of the world — Europe and Asia with some districts completely unlike the others and sometimes the attractions are very far apart. Therefore when choosing where to stay at, you should always think about how to waste less money and spare time. Choosing a non-touristic location or one far away from

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How To Get From Istanbul To Cappadocia: Flights, Bus, Car And Tours

How to get from Istanbil to Cappadocia

If you are planning a journey to Istanbul, or if you’re already there, what may add to your exciting, unforgettable experiences in Turkey is a trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia. This historical area is not only set apart by the astonishing landscapes, but it also lets you see how the Christian Church started out in its earliest centuries. Cappadocia amazes

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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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Public Transport in Istanbul

Istanbul public transport

Istanbul is a huge metropolis with heavy traffic and lots of people. Despite the active development of the road network, it is quite difficult to get rid of traffic congestion, which is why many local residents prefer public transport to cars. Metro has 4 lines, buses go on more than 500 routes, there are 4 tram lines (2 high-speed and

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How to get from New Istanbul Airport to Sultanahmet or Taksim

How to get from Istanbul airport to city center

Starting from April 6, 2019, the airport began operating according to all divisions and at full speed. With an area of 76.5 million square meters, the new airport acts as a global hub between Asia, Africa and Europe. Located on the European territory of Istanbul, namely on the Black Sea Coast, between two villages (Tayakadin and Akpinar). On the European

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