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Map Of Istanbul

Map Of Istanbul

Things To Do In Istanbul

Istanbul is the capital of Turkey and is one of the most interesting cities to visit in the world. Here are just a couple of the “must do” things to see in Istanbul:-

1. The Blue Mosque – Check out the domed roof accompanied by 6 spiky minarets (one of one 2 mosques in the world to feature 6). Kick of your shoes and be observe the fantastically decorated interior which comes decorated with over 20,000 blue itznik tiles.

2. Hagia Sophia – Just over the road from the Blue Mosque is one of the largest Cathedrals in the world, the Hagia Sophia. It’s now a modern museum complete with many mosaics and pointy pillars from the ancient city of Ephesus.

3. Grand Bazaar – The new bazaar features many modern shops at great prices. Learn about the rug making techniques that are still in use and make an investment for the future (in Turkey they are convinced that rugs appreciate in value, I’m not so sure). However it is in the old bazaar complete with covered streets where you will find the knocks offs and fakes that Turkey is famous for. Whilst the variety may not be there it is something that every visitor to Istanbul should experience for themselves and pick up some tat.

This is just 3 of the things to do in Istanbul, be sure to also take a cruise up the Bosphorus Straight to see the many palaces that line the shore as well as the world famous treasures in the Topkapi Palace.

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