One neighborhood you are absolutely must visit is Sultanahmet, this part of the city is essentially what used to be called Constantinople and where the city first sprang to life.
Located just north of the Golden Horn and connected to the old city center by the Galata Bridge, the neighborhood of Beyoğlu is one of the liveliest and most colourful districts of Istanbul.
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) is one of the world’s largest covered markets, spread over 60 streets and containing over 3000 shops of jewelry, textiles, pottery, glazed tiles, bronze, leather and carpets. The Grand Bazaar is also one of the oldest of its kind, with roots stretching back to the 15th century. Its first ‘bedestan’ (domed building) was built in 1455 on the orders of Sultan Mehmet I. In the 16th century, it was...
This sexy district of Istanbul is beautifully restored with charm and style and is now the destination for the ultra hip
Nisantasi is one of the most sophisticated, trendy shopping neighborhoods of Istanbul and is famous for its stunning Art Nouveau apartment buildings and its plethora of designer label stores.
Ortakoy is one of the nicest neighborhoods of Besiktas districts on the European side of Istanbul, right under the first Bosphorus bridge.