Istanbul – A Must-Visit City During Your Lifetime

Istanbul – A Must-Visit City During Your Lifetime

Istanbul is an astonishing European city in Turkey. It is also one of the Top European Destinations visited by a number of tourists every year. Istanbul is a city where more than 10 million people with diverse backgrounds, languages, religions and cultures live together in harmony.

One can visit Istanbul during the Spring and Autumn when various festivals are also celebrated. Late spring and early autumn are very delighful and therefore the perfect times to visit the city. Istanbul is a city which one must travel and enjoy their City Breaks in Istanbul.

The city of Istanbul has a long history. So, it offers a wealth of historic and religious places to take in. The ancient monuments include Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, Church of St Savior in Chora etc. You can also visit Galata Tower, Blue Mosque, Military Museum, Maiden’s Tower and Bosphorus Cruise.

One cannot go without shopping in the city during their Istanbul City Breaks. To shop in Istanbul ranging from the expensive to cheap products, from branded items to street fashion, the city has a number of markets, shopping malls. The Grand Bazaar is the most famous place in the city for shopping where you can shop almost everything. Some of the other popular places in the city where you can shop are: Spice Bazaar, Covered Bazaar, Istiklal Street, Nisantasi, Bagdat Caddesi etc.

Istanbul is a city with many faces when it comes to nightlife. The city’s recent economic growth and increasing opulence had vast effect on the vivacity, liveliness and range of its nightlife. Istanbul’s nightlife is quickly gaining appreciation as one of the liveliest in Europe. Some of the best bars and clubs include: Reina, Indigo, Lucca, Tek Yon, Cheers, Babylon, High End, Big Buddha and many more.

Istanbul is not a beach city. But still if you want to go there, then you can go to Prince’s Islands, Sile & Agva, Kilyos and Basaksehir Aquapark. One of the best things about Princes’ Islands is that the motorized vehicles are banned there, making this place very quiet and calm. You can finally enjoy in the sound of silence. If you intent to visit the islands, make sure to catch the first ferry to the islands any day you want. And of course don’t forget to get the last ferry.

These all beaches mentioned above are near Istanbul and remain a bit crowded during warm summer days. When comes to food, the city has a number of restaurants where you can find various types of dishes and cuisines. Here, you can easily get food of your own choice.

Istanbul’s public transport system is a bit confusing, consisting of a metro, tram lines, train lines, buses and countless private mini-buses, not to mention various types of ferries connecting the city’s two shores.

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One Response to “Istanbul – A Must-Visit City During Your Lifetime”

  1. Jennifer Wright says:

    Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities,

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