Istanbul Holiday Summer 2016

Istanbul Holiday Summer 2016

Istanbul holds the distinction all over the world of being the biggest city which falls in 2 continents and with such diversity it would not be disappointing you when you are exploring the culture traditions as well as the local cuisine of Istanbul.

The city is home to over 13 million people making it one of the largest cities in the entire world. If you prefer to explore the ancient side of any city, then Istanbul would be providing you with a large amount of tourist’s attractions which you can consistently explore as well.

Some of the tourist attractions which you should be definitely visiting in the upcoming summer are the palaces and the mosques namely the Topkapi Palace. This palace was actually constructed in the 15th century and was used as residence during the Ottoman Empire. The décor of the place is fully traditional and the architecture boasts of the influence of the OttomanEmpire as well and the palace consists of the traditional Turkish bath and also the courtyard and overlooks the seas as well. In order to explore the palace a good time would be to visit it in the early morning when the crowds are less.

Another tourist attraction which you should not be missing is the Blue mosque. This was built in the 17thcentury and is one of the most characteristic tourist attractions in the entire city. Just make sure that you are visiting the mosque when there are no prayer offerings as then you would be able to explore the entire mosque quite easily. The best entry place is the west gate for the tourists.

If you want to explore the older part of the city then you need to head to Chora Church which is situated in between the older city walls and you can explore the marketplace and shops around the church as well. This church was built in the 11th century and still stands tall and displays the mosaic design in its full grandeur.

One of the lesser known tourist attractions in the city is the Basilica Cistern. This is the underground water system of the ancient city and not popular among all tourists but it is a must visit as the total capacity of the system is 1,00,000 tonnes of water making it one of the largest water tunnelling systems of that time.

As you can see, there are many different aspects of the city which you can think about exploring when you are in the city and that is why, it is good idea to head to Istanbul this summer, so that you can explore the different parts of the city in all its grandeur.

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