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Istanbul, ancient Byzantium and Constantinople, has been the capital of three empires. Today, without being the capital of Turkey, it is the largest city in the country and an icon of culture, history, and tourism. No traveller can remain indifferent to the contrasts in a city that lies between two seas, the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, and between two continents, Europe and Asia. All of these unique features have made it one of the most visited cities in the world.
The Golden Horn also divides the European area into the old town and the new city. And in Istanbul everything is special. Different traditions, cultures, and religions have existed for many centuries to make Turkey's historic and lively city a unique enclave.
It is not difficult for those who come to Istanbul to be seduced by the city's history and natural landscapes. Civilisations that have passed through the city have left their trace in Istanbul. Monuments, palaces, mosques, fountains and cisterns; they all carry the memory of the cultures that have had contact with this city.
In addition to visiting the most important tourist attractions such as mosques, museums or Turkish baths, the immense diversity of this destination gives you a chance to discover other lesser-known places. Istanbul is a city of contrasts: in its cultures, in its sounds and its flavours. It is undoubtedly one of the most surprising places in the world and has many places to visit.
Stay in our hotels in Istanbul and discover the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, and the Galata Tower emblematic places in the city.