Ancient Constantinople and cradle of emperors, today it is a lively and cosmopolitan city that houses authentic jewels of antiquity.
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.
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.
The Blue Mosque was built opposite Hagia Sophia to surpass it in grandeur. The magic, however, remains floating in its turquoise interior atmosphere.
The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest markets in the world, is a must-see in Istanbul. More than 4000 shops await.
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.
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.
Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern is a hidden underground treasure, and is undeniable proof that attractions are not always found at ground level.
The ever-bustling Taksim Square, which lies on the European side of Istanbul, is the perfect place to get a true feel for this multicultural city that spans the divide between the East and West.
Istanbul, by vocation and its history, is the largest shopping centre in the world. A place for buying all kinds of merchandise from the most obscure origins.