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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Gülhane Park: history, photos, location, how to get

Istanbul is famous not only for it’s mosques and churches but also for it’s beautiful parks. There are Gülhane park, Emirgan and Yıldız park, and many others, with a lot of trees and flowers. Gülhane Park is a leafy oasis in the mega-tropolis of Istanbul. It can be difficult to find peace and quiet at times in the city. Istanbul

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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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Bosphorus tours in Istanbul: Explore The City

Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul

Istanbul has so many amazing historical sites and tourist attractions, you may not consider taking a cruise tour of the Bosphorus. In many ways, a cruise tour on the Bosphorus is the most overlooked experience you can have while visiting Istanbul. If you want to take a ferry along the Bosphorus, which you really should do, set aside a few

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Binbirdirek Cistern (Philoxenos) in Istanbul: history, open hours 2021

Binbirdirek sarnici Istanbul

Binbirdirek is the second largest underground cistern in Istanbul, after the Basilica cistern. Istanbul’s famous Cistern of Philoxenos is situated between the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Forum of Constantine. The subterranean man-made reservoir can be found in the city’s Sultanahmet District. The fully restored tourist attraction is open to visitors and is a must-see for historical buffs and culture

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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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