Notepad

Your notepad is empty

Click on the
 
symbol next to the travel tips you would like to add to your guide.

Ready? Click on the create guide button above, and follow the steps.
Travel guide info
upload image:

Istanbul

All about Istanbul: Travel guides, information, tips, photos, etc.

View over the Golden Horn and the Söleymaniye Mosque
© Bildagentur Huber / Da Ros Luca

Istanbul is one of the most diverse cities in the world. The former Constantinople and Byzantium was built on seven hills and two continents, separated by the Bosphorus. If there is a smooth transition from Europe to Asia Minor, between Christian and Islamic cultures, then it's here. The EU also acknowledged this by naming Istanbul the Capital of Culture 2010.
A juxtaposition of Byzantine and Ottoman roots dominates the cityscape: Occidental highlights include the Hagia Sophia and the Church of... more

from: 
 inzumi

Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

City: Istanbul (Fatih)
Category: Sightseeing

Istanbul's most famous mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century within just seven... more

Museum of Calligraphy (Türk Vakıf Hat Sanatları Müzesi)

City: Istanbul
Category: Sightseeing

The Turkish Museum of Calligraphy is housed in Beyazit Medresesi, a former Koranic school, whose domed... more

Sultan Süleyman Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)

City: Istanbul (Fatih)
Category: Sightseeing

In 1550, Sultan Süleyman, called "the magnificent" in Europe, had Istanbul's most beautiful mosque built... more

> Show all

Travel guide Istanbul


> Show all

Comment on this destination

Your comment:
We count on your opinion!
We do not accept spam, websites, self-promotion or insults.
feedback
We count on your opinion!