Istanbul offers various 5 star hotels for visitors who visit this beautiful capital city. It’s also Turkey’s centre of art, entertainment, and local cuisine. The city is a mosaic of culture and art appealing to history admirers, culture lovers, art enthusiasts, and travellers. With its historical walls, mosques, palaces, and museums, Istanbul is a bridge between European and Asian cultures.
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Fatih: History and Culture
Istanbul is one of the rare cities that has maintained its importance throughout its 8,000-year long history. Fatih, Istanbul’s oldest district, welcomes history and culture lovers with its beautiful mosques, palaces, and markets. One of the highlights of Fatih is the complex of the Walls of Constantinople, which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Also known as the Istanbul City Walls, the Walls of Constantinople were built when the city was a small village named Ligos, and renovated beginning in the 1980s. The Grand Bazaar is one of the most popular attractions in Istanbul, and one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Located in Fatih, it entails more than 3,000 shops that offer a variety of souvenirs ranging from textile products to jewelry.
Beyoglu: The Western Side of Istanbul
Istanbul is a city with a rich mixture of western and eastern cultures. Beyoglu is a well-known district on the western side of the city. Istiklal Caddesi, the main avenue of Beyoglu, is the center of Istanbul’s nightlife and one of the liveliest areas of the city. Although the district is known for its active nightlife scene, Beyoglu also has much to offer art lovers. Completed in the beginning of the 16th century, Galata Mevlevihanesi was the first lodge for whirling dervishes and now serves as a museum for the Sufi faith. It is open to visitors and hosts a rich collection of artwork and dance performances featuring the legendary dervishes. Istanbul Modern, founded in 2004, is the country’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The museum exhibits abstract and landscape paintings, black-and-white drawings, sculptures, and photographs.
Beşiktaş: By the Bosphorus
One of the most pleasant activities in İstanbul is enjoying a tea or coffee at a cafe or bench in Beşiktaş, while you admire the beauty of the Bosphorus. The hearts of the district are the Beşiktaş Bazaar and Beşiktaş Square. Beşiktaş Bazaar is surrounded by fish markets, restaurants, and shops. Beşiktaş Square, also called Barbaros Square, is one of the most crowded and liveliest areas in the district. There’s more to see in Beşiktaş. The newly renovated Maritime Museum, the lively back streets, the Ihlamur Pavilion, and the Dolmabahce Palace are among Beşiktaş’ many other highlights.
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