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Istanbul Travel Guide

Istanbul is the only city in the world straddled on two continents, and for centuries it has been a bustling metropolis with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. A blend of three great Empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – Istanbul provides a visible glory of its history entwined with the frantic pace of 21st-century life. Busy traffic-choked streets, chaotic markets, classy shopping hubs and countless cafés.

Blue Mosque in Istanbul Travel Guide

Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Best Time to visit Istanbul

Best time to visit Istanbul is in May and September, when the weather is moderate and sightseeing gets easier. Generally, the weather during the summer is hot and humid, and tourists flock the city.

The season between October and December is cold and wet, but prices are fairly low and the city is not very crowded. It’s very important to know that, during the month of Ramadan, the city gets overcrowded and hotel rates increase.

Accommodation in Istanbul

Istanbul is a great destination for budget traveling. Harbiye, which is close to Nisantasi and Taksim, is the most popular area for budget and backpack travellers.

Moreover the Sultanahmet area, in the old European side, has reasonable priced hotels, including some with breathtaking views. In summer many hostels fill up and offer rooftop beds with the view of the city and are extremely cheap.

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Things to do in Istanbul

The city boasts a vibrant nightlife and art galleries and designer shops found on the northern side of the river in the vibrant Taksim Square and Beyoglu area. Many of Istanbul’s most important landmarks are UNESCO World Heritage sites, including stunning Ottoman mosques ranged along its slopes, as well as the many surviving Byzantine churches and catacombs, with the grande Hagia Sofia. Make sure you visit TopKapi Palace, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hippodrome and stroll around the Grand Bazaar.

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