Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents.
There are many things to see and do in Istanbul, known as the city of a thousand and one nights or the seven hills, although all the names are few to describe this fantastic city, located between Asia and Europe and that perfectly blends traditions and the culture of the East with the modernity of the West.
With one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe, İstanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. The Bosphorus courses the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn through the city’s heart.
İstanbul's fate has been sealed by its vital strategic location and its enchanting natural beauty. For more than 1500 years it was the capital of three empires: Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. It was beautified accordingly with magnificent monuments and became a metropolis where diverse cultures, nations and religions mingled. Those cultures, nations and religions are the small pieces that form the mosaic of İstanbul.
İstanbul’s most important building works started in the Byzantine period and the city was then embellished further during the days of the Ottoman Empire.
Istanbul is with almost 15 million inhabitants the largest and most tourist city in Turkey. In addition, the ancient capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires is, despite its convulsive political situation, one of the most visited cities on the planet. All thanks to the great heritage to see in Istanbul and its great contrasts being the only city in the world to be between two continents, Europe and Asia, and one of the few located between two seas, the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea.
The best way to enjoy Istanbul is to get lost in crowded neighborhoods, look for a bargain in one of its markets such as the Grand Bazaar or that of the species, enter one of the most impressive mosques in the world such as the Blue Mosque or the from Santa Sofia, go up to the viewpoints of the Galata Tower or Pierre Loti Cafe, get to the Church of San Salvador de Chora, visit the Topkapi Palace, take a Bosphorus Cruise or try the delicious Turkish cuisine, among many other things .
Undoubtedly, Istanbul is one of the most essential places to visit in Turkey, as well as being the entrance and exit door to take a tour organized by the rest of the country's wonders.
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