ISTANBUL

Istanbul, known as Constantinople during the days of the Byzantine Empire, is home to several impressive places of historical and religious interest. This metropolis is home to fascinating bazaars, the most famous of which is the Grand Bazaar, and pleasant Turkish baths in traditional or modern spas. It also offers a large selection of cultural and historical attractions, such as the Constantino Hippodrome, the Sultanahmet mosque (Blue Mosque) and the ancient St. Sophia basilica, which has been converted into a museum. It is a city full of history and tradition for your pleasure and enjoyment.

 

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Activities & Tourist Attractions

 

  • The Golden Horn
  • Blue Mosque
  • Maslak Financial District
  • Haydarpaşa
  • Istiklal Avenue
  • St. Sophia
  • New Yeni Cami Mosque
  • İstiklal Avenue
  • Dolmabahçe Palace

General Information

 

Altitude: 40 masl

Surface Area: 1,538 km2

Time Zone: UTC +1

Language: Turkish

Currency: Turkish Lira

Voltage: 230 V

How to get there

Istanbul has two international airports, the larger of which is Atatürk, located 24 km from the city, and Sabiha Gökçen located 45 km to the south. There are train connections to different parts of Turkey.

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