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    Istanbul Archaeological Museum

    Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums that they are Archaeological Museum, Ancient ...

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    Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)

    The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque has also become a popular ...

  • Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both Byzantine and Ottoman Em...

  • Topkapi Palace

    Topkapi Palace

    The Topkapi Palace (“Palace of the Cannon Gate”) is one of the most popular tourist attr...

  • Dolmabahce Palace

    Dolmabahce Palace

    The Dolmabahce Palace (Ottoman architecture) is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world, situ...

Istanbul: City of the World's Desires

Some International Trend Setters Call Istanbul The Hippest City In The World

Istanbul has a vibrating energy that was hard to describe. An Istanbul City guide reveals the deep sense of cultural pride that runs through the veins of the locals, so it is hard to ignore. The face of modern Istanbul is revealing the innovative side of that pride and a new antiquity is reinventing the city. Some locals call that new antiquity Mod Med.

An Istanbul city guide introduces visitors to an abundance of important historic buildings, but the new museums and art galleries provide visitors with a unique sense of international fashion that strikes a cord of beauty. That beauty resonates during the action packed days, and well into the never-ending party-hearty nights. Istanbul is the now Mod Med city where locals want to see and be seen in the eclectic barsrestaurants, and clubs that seem to spread an infectious attitude of joie de vivre that never seems to end.

This dual faced metropolis maintains a strong sense of religious decency and moral servitude while it bubbles over in 21st century "hotness." Istanbul is still rooted in the raki-soaked taverns (meyhane) and the peaceful cay bahcesi (tea gardens); the locals wouldn't want it any other way.

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Turkish and Islamic Art Museum

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum

The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum situated in Sultanahmet Square in Eminonu, Istanbul, which it was built in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Ibrahim Pasha who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent. After Ibrahim’s death, the palace was used as a military barracks for new recruits, today the building is a museum. The Turkish ... Read More »

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

The Galata Tower (Turkish: Galata Kulesi) is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul. 63 meter (206 feet) high tower provides a panoramic view of the old town — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey. Originally named the ” Tower of Christ “, it was the highpoint in the city walls of ... Read More »

Hippodrome

Today, Hippodrome, Constantinple, Istanbul

The Hippodrome (Turkish: Sultanahmet Meydani, At Meydani) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. It was built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203 AD, the Hippodrome enlarged and embellished by Constantine the Great. The hippodrome was approximately 400 m/ 438 yards in length and 120 m/ 131 yards ... Read More »