Istanbul is a city with a modern heart and an ancient soul, a city that traces its history back nearly 10,000 years but is also on the cutting-edge of the latest contemporary trends and fashions. This amazing fusion makes it the perfect place to enjoy a holiday or a business trip, discovering not only a dynamic cultural synthesis but also some of the best shopping, dining and nightlife anywhere.

Istanbul Bridge

 


  • Blue Mosque

    The Blue Mosque is a historical mosque, famous with the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. 

    • A historical mosque that is known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior
    • One of the greatest tourist attractions of Istanbul.

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  • Dolmabahce Palace

    Dolmabahce Palace is the first European-style palace in Istanbul.

    • The main administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire from 1853-1922
    • The first European-style palace in Istanbul
    • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the founder and first president of Turkey spent his last years in the palace as his health deteriorated.
    • Ataturk died at 9.05 am on 10 November 1938 in a room that is now part of the museum. 
  • Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum. 

    • A former patriarchal basilica
    • A mosque and now a museum
    • Famous in particular for its massive dome
    • The largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years until 1520
  • Topkapi Palace

    The Topkapi Palace was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans, from 1465-1853. 

    • The official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans
    • A major tourist attraction
    • A museum of the imperial era
    • Displays Ottoman architecture and also contains large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, Ottoman miniatures, treasure and jewellery