Top 10 Hip Boutique Hotels in Istanbul
Aug21

Top 10 Hip Boutique Hotels in Istanbul

Mystic mosques, beautiful palaces, small ancient streets, the rich historical past of Istanbul, former Constantinople of 1001 nights, creates a vibrant atmosphere and set the stage for some of the finest boutique hotels in the world. The Best Boutique Hotels in Istanbul range from ultra hip and fashion-forward to centuries-old architectural delight with classic Ottoman elements and stunning views. Unlike the impersonal atmosphere of...

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Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Most Popular in Turkey
Aug16

Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Most Popular in Turkey

In the first six months of the year, Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum received the most visitors as compared to all other museums and historical sites. Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum were the most popular visited tourist sites in the first half of 2012, the Culture and Tourism Ministry has said, noting that it made over a billion Turkish Liras off of entrance fees around the country. A total of 189...

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Istanbul ranks among world’s top 10 cities for street food
Jul30

Istanbul ranks among world’s top 10 cities for street food

Istanbul has been ranked among the world’s top ten cities for street foods by travel website VirtualTourist.com. Istanbul came in 7th place in the “Top Ten Best Street Food Cities” list, voted for by the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com. Editors of the website particularly note the tastiness of Istanbul’s Simit and Kebabs. Referring to Istanbul, the website said: “It’s not hard to imagine why a city that...

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Hagia Sophia ranks among top 10 most beautiful buildings in the world
Jul21

Hagia Sophia ranks among top 10 most beautiful buildings in the world

Lonely Planet website has chosen Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia in its top 10 list of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Hagia Sophia “is the great architectural landmark at the heart of Istanbul, with its four minarets poised like moon-bound rockets,” the Lonely Planet said. Constructed in the 6th century A.D. as an Orthodox church, Hagia Sophia later became a mosque, and since 1935 has been a museum. The base of the building’s dome...

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Top 10 Movies Filmed in Istanbul
May05

Top 10 Movies Filmed in Istanbul

Istanbul, a city spanning two continents and the site of many civilizations throughout history, also draws attention as a unique visual backdrop for international filmmakers thanks to its cultural and historical significance. Istanbul, which has recently been hosting the James Bond film crew in its historical neighborhoods, has long been a popular destination for international filmmakers due to its many cultural and historical venues....

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Istanbul Archaeology Museum listed in Top 10 Best Non-Art Museums
Mar20

Istanbul Archaeology Museum listed in Top 10 Best Non-Art Museums

Istanbul Archaeology Museum entered a top-ten list of non-art museums compiled by VirtualTourist.com. To help you culture vultures plan ahead, the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com have compiled a list of the “Top 10 Best Non-Art Museums. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the National Air & Space Museum, in Washington, D.C., the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, the Musical Instrument Museum in...

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ICEBAR IST The Coolest Bar in Istanbul by ICEHOTEL
Jan09

ICEBAR IST The Coolest Bar in Istanbul by ICEHOTEL

Icebar Istanbul is the coolest bar in Istanbul with freezing temperatures of -5 Celsius and drinks served in ice glasses. ICEBAR IST by ICEHOTEL offers visitors a unique chance to experience high-quality design and enjoy a drink “in the rocks” in the centre of ISTANBUL throughout the year. The interior, including the glasses is made from pure, crystal clear ice which has been harvested from the Torne River, in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 120...

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Best Istanbul rooftop bars
Jul31

Best Istanbul rooftop bars

Never mind Istanbul’s heat and humidity or the risk of heavy downpours. The recent boom of rooftop bars are an excellent way to take in the view and enhance city’s dramatic effect. Sunsets over the Bosporus, the day winding down in busy Istanbul, night lights painting shapes and figures in the sky. Istanbul rooftop bars are also the best way to escape from the crowded streets of the city Istanbul. The city with its winding streets,...

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Istanbul Outlet Centers
Jan06

Istanbul Outlet Centers

Istanbul is one of the world’s best fashion and shopping cities, along with New York, London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Istanbul, becoming a fashion city more every day, also has many outlet centers. One weekend you may want to check out the outlets – at the end of the day you will feel like you have earned money. Here are some tips for Istanbul outlet shopping centers: One can try the big outlet shopping malls where...

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Top 10 Restaurants in Istanbul for Business People
Apr11

Top 10 Restaurants in Istanbul for Business People

Istanbul has emerged as one of the fastest growing business cities in the world and offer a diverse range of excellent restaurants.

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