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Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide | In Istanbul, we'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and munch our way through the famously fragrant Spice Market. We'll follow the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, and wander among the treasures of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapı Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll cruise the churning waters of the Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional Turkish bath.

© 2008 Rick Steves' Europe

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Wow, so that's why turquoise is called turquoise. All makes sense now.

Author — FrenZie


Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world❤️Love from Greece🇬🇷🇹🇷🇬🇷🇹🇷

Author — Stefanos Georgakopoulos


My father lived in Turkey for many years. He always spoke so highly of the people there and how he enjoyed living there. He brought us up on Mediterranean foods and teaching us about Turkey. He has passed now but I wish to one day visit the country he loved so much!

Author — mtuggle1184


Trust me on this one: Istanbul is one of the best cities in the world to visit.

Author — AcademicAlgeria


This is where I want to go after COVID. 🙏🏽

Author — Flow Tee


Istanbul, I am coming next month, to taste, to see, to walk and feel the beautiful atmosphere. Many hello to our Turkish neighbors.

Author — greek spirit


"Every guest is a gift from God!" Period.

Author — Vefa ERDEM


As a foodie Istanbul is a heaven to me. I really love Turkish food and I’ve been to a lot of Turkish restaurants outside Turkey but it’s completely different from what I had in Istanbul

Author — MrIrseany


I love Istanbul from albania i hope to visit soon 🇦🇱🇽🇰🇹🇷👏👏👏

Author — Ardit Gashi


I want to visit Turkey next year. What a beautiful country, rich in history. - Love from Los Angeles! :)

Author — Judester


4:30 adhan 11:55 balik ekmek..🌛I miss them.
I went to Istanbul for seven days and It was such a beautiful city.. Love from Japan🇯🇵

Author — Maris Kazu


Yes, İstanbul is a really beautiful city. From Turkey 🇹🇷♥️

Author — Elif Elgün


I've been to Istanbul over 5 years ago and probably one of my favorite cities in the world. Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Gulhane Park are all next to each other. There are other mosques like Sulemainye, Ayup Sultan (the Pierre Lotti Cable ride is located here too) and Rustem Pasha (this mosque is hidden close to the Spice Market and New Mosque). The Golden Horn is good where we started our Bosphorus Cruise and seen the main Bridge, and on one side there is Rumeli Fortress. We went to the Asian side of Istanbul and up to Camlica Hill to view the Europe side of Istanbul. We went to the fish restaurant underneath the Galata Bridge as well. Went up Galata Tower to view the main sites, Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait. The Grand Bazaar is must-do place to buy some good stuff and has nice cafes. And yes we went around and inside Dolmabahce Palace too. Went to Taksim Square too. The food in Istanbul is fabolous

Author — Brother SMan


I've been to almost 50 cities in 20 different countries. I got to say Istanbul has been the best visit ever.

Author — Danial Abdat


i was born and raised in istanbul. my family has been living in this city for centuries. i sometimes forget how beautiful it is and this is a nice reminder.

Author — çağla bot


The best country.The best city.i love Turkey and Turkish people❤❤❤

Author — mixsi


Old town DOES NOT sleep. I looked outside of my hotel at 2 am and the stores were all open! I stayed at Orient Express Hotel btw.

Author — hesti luh


I've traveled extensively through Europe, but Isztanbul is the most amazing place I've ever seen. 

Author — Michael Colello


My husband and I travelled Istanbul last June for a week and absolutely loved it to the max! 😊 🕌 🇹🇷

Author — Ruma Rahim


I am Pakistani..
Turkey is very beautiful country inshallah I will visit this country one day..

Author — Mudassar Iqbal