A Fairy Tale İstanbul

If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.

— Napoleon Bonaparte
Emperor of France

The City that Carries the Spirit of All Times: İstanbul


— It is the fusion point of civilizations… It is the unique bridge between Asia and Europe…

The dream of emperors, the ancient city that changed history, Istanbul… Istanbul, one of the most beautiful gifts of the world to humanity. Thanks to its unique geography, magical history and cosmopolitan structure, it attracts millions of tourists every year with its many historical monuments and natural beauty. There are many reasons to visit this city. We've combined five of these reasons for you.

  1. Culture Synthesis

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    Istanbul, which fascinated the empires both because of its strategic location that has not lost its importance throughout history, and because of its richness, has caused many famous wars. As a result of these wars and the migrations they caused, many different cultures have found their place in this city and have survived until today in a cosmopolitan way.

  2. Unique Historical Heritage and Art

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    Istanbul, the capital of many empires, is also equipped with countless monuments inherited from these empires. There are many architectural wonders such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Hagia Irene Church, Rumelian and Anatolian Fortresses, Maiden's Tower, Galata Tower and Eyüp Sultan Mosque among these works, whose magnificence has echoed in other continents. In addition to these, get ready for a time travel that will not be easily forgotten with its wonderful museums where you can see the works of ancient civilizations that existed both in Istanbul and Turkey.

    Istanbul is also considered among the capitals of art. With the dozens of galleries, art and collection museums it hosts, the spirit of art is decorated all over Istanbul.

  3. Bosphorus and Golden Horn

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    One of the main factors that make Istanbul Istanbul is definitly the Bosphorus. The Bosphorus, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara like a fairy-tale river passing through the city, adds life to Istanbul with its unique panorama and vitality, as well as being the connecting point of Asia and Europe. A branch of the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn (Golden Horn), on the other hand, surrounds the Historical Peninsula with the Bosphorus. The most important historical and natural beauties of Istanbul are lined up around the two.

  4. Unique Turkish Cuisine Experience

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    Istanbul restaurants, where you can find many flavors from Ottoman palace cuisine to Anatolian flavors, are waiting for you for a wonderful taste experience! Moreover, Istanbul is now one of the most important gastronomy stops in the world with its Michelin-starred restaurants.

  5. Proprietary Values from UNESCO

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    Turkey is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of cultural heritage. Definitely, Istanbul is home to an important part of this wealth. In Istanbul, the city of civilizations, there are many monuments included in the temporary and permanent world heritage lists of UNESCO. Istanbul is the right address to get lost in the magnificent corridors of history.