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    Celal Aga Konagi Hotel Istanbul

    Celal Aga Konagi Hotel Istanbul

    Offering luxury, a historical setting and the highest standards in service and amenities, Celal Aga Konagi Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable stay in the centre of Istanbul. Originally posted 2009-08-11 07:59:22.

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    Kempinski Residences Astoria Istanbul

    Kempinski Residences Astoria Istanbul

    Kempinski Residences Astoria offers easy access to all parts of the city and has close proximity to the O-1 highway, linking Europe with Asia. The Atatürk International Airport can be reached in 30 minutes by car. Whether you’re looking for short-, mid- or long term accommodation, the studios and apartments in these impressive towers are the answer.

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    Hotel Marmara Istanbul

    Hotel Marmara Istanbul

    A deluxe hotel in the tradition of Europe’s finest hotels, The Marmara Istanbul offers outstanding accommodations for the business traveler or for the visitor coming to enjoy Istanbul’s pleasures, all from its convenient location in the heart of the city in Taksim Square.

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    Titanic Port Hotel Istanbul

    Titanic Port Hotel Istanbul

    Titanic Port Hotel features 181 comfortable guest rooms and suites. All of the accommodation is beautifully presented in a contemporary style, with walls decorated with works of art belonging to famous local artists. Each room features beautiful sea views.

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    W Istanbul Hotel

    W Istanbul Hotel

    Established in one of the authentic Beşiktaş-Akaretler terrace houses, this hotel offers an excellent location. You can easily walk down to the impressive Dolmabahçe Palace; discover the lively atmosphere of Taksim Square

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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 […]

  • The Bridges Over the Golden Horn
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    The Bridges Over the Golden Horn

    There were no bridges over the Golden Horn in Byzantine times. People traveled from one side to the other in boats. The site of the bridge said to have been built by Justinian in the 6th century is not known with certainty. In fact it is almost certain that this bridge was not over the […]

  • Dolmabahce Palace
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    Dolmabahce Palace

    Sultan Abdul Mecit built Dolmabahce Palace in 1856. As its designers he employed Karabet Balyan and his son Nikogos, members of the great family of Armenian architects who lined the Bosphorus with many of their creations during the 19th century. Originally posted 2012-08-23 02:41:40.

  • The Bazaar Quarter
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    The Bazaar Quarter

    Trade has always been important in a city straddling the continents of Asia and Europe. Nowhere is this more evident than in the warren of streets lying between the Grand Bazaar and Galata Bridge. Everywhere, goods tumble out of shops onto the pavement. Look through any of the archways in between shops and you will […]

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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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  • 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.

  • Istanbul Museum of Fine Arts
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    Istanbul Museum of Fine Arts

    Museum of Fine Arts that houses Turkish paintings and sculptures from the end of the 19th century to the present. This occupies the section reserved for crown princes in the Dolmabahçe Palace. Originally posted 2009-07-13 06:18:17.

  • Istanbul Aviation Museum
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    Istanbul Aviation Museum

    The Aviation Museum in Yesilkoy traces the development of flight in Turkey. The museum was first established in İzmir in 1971; closed in 1979 and moving to its present location in Istanbul, was reopened in 1985. Originally posted 2009-07-13 07:40:45.

  • 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 […]