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    Conrad Hotel Istanbul

    Conrad Hotel Istanbul

    Looking out over the Old City, this is the closest hotel to the business district and the bridge to the Asian side. Having recently received the 5 Star Diamond Award, the Conrad Istanbul offers modern and comfortable guest rooms.

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    Elite Hotel Dragos Istanbul

    Elite Hotel Dragos Istanbul

    Elite Hotel Dragos is situated just a short walk away from the chic boutiques and trendy cafés of Bagdat Street. Princes’ Islands are also easily accessible for relaxing day trips.

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    The Central Palace Istanbul

    The Central Palace Istanbul

    The Central Palace has large rooms that ensure a comfortable and pleasing stay. The hotel combines historical Ottoman characteristics with modern design, giving it a graceful and elegant atmosphere. All rooms have air conditioning and a balcony.

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    Mega Residence Istanbul

    Mega Residence Istanbul

    The moment you step into Mega Residence, you will receive a friendly welcome which will give you the warm feeling of being at home. Mega Residence is ideally situated at Macka, where intense city life meets the calm beauty of Istanbul. This prime location offers a green panorama of Macka Park on one side while enjoying the business and shopping district Nisantasi on the other side.

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    The Ritz Carlton Istanbul

    The Ritz Carlton Istanbul

    The Ritz-Carlton is surrounded by the cultural attractions of the city’s Dolmabahce district. Take in the views of these spectacular surroundings from the terrace, where you can relax on a sun lounger or enjoy the live music in the evening.

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  • Istanbul main tourist attractions
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    Istanbul main tourist attractions

    One of the most famous landmarks in Istanbul is the Topkapi Palace, which served as the residence of the sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Two of the buildings which stand out from the rest of the palace-complex, are the former harem, and the treasury. From the hill on which the Palace stands, one can gain a splendid view of the boats bustling about in Golden Horn Bay.

  • Rivers in Istanbul
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    Rivers in Istanbul

    İstanbul’s only real river is the Bayrampaşa Creek, which used to be known as Lykos but acquired its other name during the Turkish period. This creek, after running through the low-lying land between the Fatih and Çapa districts (now Vatan Caddesi), turned towards the sea at Aksaray and flowed into it in the Langa beighbourhood. […]

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    The Istanbul Strait

    The İstanbul Strait links the Black Sea, referred to in ancient times as Pontius Euxinus, with the Sea of Marmara, known as Propontis. The İstanbul Strait was formerly known as Bosporos and there is a legend to enrich this name. Originally posted 2013-01-09 03:27:54.

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    Streets And Courtyards In Seraglio Point

    Charming old wooden houses line this narrow, sloping cobbled lane (“the street of the cold fountain”), which squeezes between the outer walls of Topkapı Palace and the towering minarets of Haghia Sophia. Traditional houses like these were built in the city from the late 18th century onwards… Originally posted 2012-08-23 14:30:17.

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    Beylerbeyi Palace l

    Designed in the Baroque style of the late Ottoman period, Beylerbeyi Palace was built between 1861 and 1865 by members of the Balyan family under the orders of Sultan Abdul Aziz. A previous palace had stood here, and the gardens were already laid out by Murat IV in 1639. As the Ottoman empire withered, palaces […]

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  • Istanbul Rahmi Koc Industry Museum
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    Istanbul Rahmi Koc Industry Museum

    The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent buildings – themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology – on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, in the suburb of Haskoy, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles […]

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    Istanbul City Museum

    The City Museum, located within the gardens of the Yildiz Palace, preserves and documents the history of Istanbul since the Ottoman conquest. Originally posted 2009-07-13 05:57:58.

  • Istanbul Naval Museum
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    Istanbul Naval Museum

    The grand imperial caiques used by the sultans to cross the Bosphorus are among the many other interesting exhibits of Ottoman naval history that can be seen at the Naval Museum located in the Besiktas district. Originally posted 2009-07-13 06:52:22.

  • Istanbul Ataturk Museum
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    Istanbul Ataturk Museum

    Ataturk’s former residence in Sisli now serves as the Ataturk Museum and displays his personal effects. Originally posted 2009-07-13 07:09:07.

  • Istanbul Yildiz Palace
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    Istanbul Yildiz Palace

    Yildiz Palace and park covered an area of 500,000 square metres on the hillside overlooking the Bosphorus between Besiktas, Ortaköy and Balmumcu. It consists of several pavilions (köşk), palace buildings (kasr), and other service and management buildings. Yildiz Palace is one of the most interesting examples of 19th century Ottoman architecture. Originally posted 2009-07-13 03:38:59.