Istanbul

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Istanbul, which is also more commonly known as ‘The city on seven hills’, because it is situated on as many as seven hills, has a rich past. The traces of Instanbul’s history are still visible in this world city today.

Istanbul has played an important role in many historical settings: as Constantinople, it was the capital of the Roman Empire and as Istanbul. it became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Consequently, its turbulent past has left the city with many cultural and religious treasures.

The most impressive one is possibly the Hagia Sophia, that was originally used as a cathedral, but became a mosque in the Ottoman Empire: the Aya Sofia. The history of this impressive building has resulted in unique architectonic characeristics: both Islamic and Christian influences are visible and together they form a unity.

When you are visiting Istanbul, the Topkapi Palace is an absolute must-see. With its impressive architecture and rich decorations, it is not hard to imagine that the Ottoman sultans once resided here. We would also absolutely recommend that museum lovers pay a visit to these monuments: both the Aya Sofia and the Topkapi Palace house museums.

Beside the many impressive buildings, you can find the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul: an indoor market with more than four thousand shops and many restaurants, mosques and tea rooms. A boat tour on the Bosporus is still popular among tourists as well.

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