Things to do in Istanbul
What to see in Istanbul: the 15 visits you can’t miss
Ancient Constantinople and cradle of emperors, today it is a lively and cosmopolitan city that houses authentic jewels of antiquity.
Pamukkale, a natural fantasy wonderland
Pamukkale is one of those places that look more like a fantasy rather than a real location. Its extremely white geological formations clearly impact everyone.
Travel tips for Turkey: what you need to know
If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, here is some advice to help ensure that your holiday in this most beautiful and exotic of countries is everything that you hoped for.
Hagia Sophia, the heart of Byzantium
In the 6th century, the Hagia Sophia Basilica marked a turning point in architecture: nobody was able to ignore or equal it for a thousand years.
The Blue Mosque, a vaulted blue sky
The Blue Mosque was built opposite Hagia Sophia to surpass it in grandeur. The magic, however, remains floating in its turquoise interior atmosphere.
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, to lose yourself in and marvel at
The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest markets in the world, is a must-see in Istanbul. More than 4000 shops await.
Cappadocia, a fairy-tale destination in Turkey
With unparalleled landscapes, underground cities and a wealth of history, Cappadocia is a dreamlike region in the heart of Turkey. Discover it from the ground and the skies.
Barceló Spas in Istanbul: relaxation for mind and body
After a busy day in Istanbul, treat yourself to some me time in one of Barceló’s spas.
Where to eat in Istanbul, in Europe, Asia, and by the Bosphorus
Istanbul is a huge restaurant hub; on every street corner and square, there’s a restaurant or street stall where you can enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine.
Topkapi Palace: the political heart of Ottoman Empire
For four centuries Topkapi Palace was the nexus of Ottoman politics and today it remains one of the marvels of modern Istanbul. Discover the palace and its famous harem.