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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Sultanahmet, Istanbul: Top things To Do and See

Sultanahmet Istanbul

Istanbul is a city with a large concentration of historical sites for tourists to explore. While having so many sites to see is wonderful for tourists, it can be a drawback. It is possible to miss some of Istanbul’s best locations, such as Sultanahmet. Sultanahmet is Istanbul’s Old Town. You will find some of the city’s legendary attractions including the

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Kadikoy: Explore Istanbul’s Asian side

Kadikoy Istanbul

Istanbul is famously split into two parts with the iconic city straddling the European and Asian continents. While both sides of the city feature incredible tourist attractions, it is the Asian half of Istanbul that has risen in popularity in recent years. On the Asian side of the Turkish city, you will find Kadikoy, a large cosmopolitan area that borders

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Where to Stay in Istanbul — Beyoglu or Sultanahmet?

Where to stay in Istanbul

On a holiday to Istanbul, you are likely to run into one major issue regarding accommodation. That issue typically surrounds which area of the famous city to stay in. Should you book a hotel or Airbnb in Beyoğlu or Sultanahmet? There are a variety of hotel and apartment options in both areas, but the two districts provide a much different

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The Most Beautiful Mosques in Istanbul: TOP-10

TOP-10 Mosques in Istanbul

Istanbul is located on the edges of Europe and Asia and connects the two continents. It is a travel destination rich in heritage thanks to its great setting. Istanbul’s architecture has been heavily influenced by its history. There are around 3,000 mosques in Istanbul. Each mosque plays a major part on the city’s culture. While there are thousands of mosques,

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The Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar in Istanbul

Mısır Çarşısı İstanbul

The Egyptian Bazaar is the place in Istanbul to find a fresh supply of incredible spices. Due to its extensive range of spices, it is also affectionately known as the Spice Bazaar. You will find more than just a few herbs and spices at the bazaar, however. Vendors sell items such as nuts, dried figs, honeycomb, and the pride of

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Princes’ Islands in Istanbul: Why and How to visit Adalar with one-day trip

Princes Islands

Istanbul has many great tourist attractions to visit, but two of the city’s must-see destinations will take almost a full day of your holiday to explore. The two must-experience tourist attractions are Princes’ Islands and a boat trip on the Bosphorus. People often ask me whether it is worth sacrificing up to two days of their holiday in Istanbul to

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Archaeological Museum in Istanbul (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

Archaeological Museum in Istanbul (İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)

Istanbul city is full of great places and unique attractions. One of them is Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Located in Sultanahmet area near Topkapi Palace, it has a rich collection of interesting pieces from different civilizations such as Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Hittite, Roman, Byzantine and some from Ottoman. So keep in mind that you will spent there about 2 hours for

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Everything You Need to Know About a Full Turkish Breakfast

Turkish Breakfast

Turkish breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it can last for two hours. No hurry, but long talks (turkish — sohbet), delicious meals and at the end of this process — a cup of strong turkish coffee. The breakfast can be much better if you will seat close to the sea. There are a lot of

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