“ Istanbul has the most beautiful location in the world.”- The Spanish traveler Pedro-
Istanbul is one of the most popular cities in the world with its natural wonders, cultural richness, geopolitical position, colorful people, population. Famous French commander Napoleon said, “Take the key to the world conquering Istanbul.” As Napoleon puts it, you can look at the Istanbul map we share with you to understand that the city has an important geopolitical position. Istanbul is a rare city that connects the continents of Asia and Europe and has a unique bosphorus view.
Istanbul, Asia and Europe are located at the intersection of the continents. This makes it one of the few cities in the world. The city also has a bosphorus that connects the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. It has been home to the most important empires of history. It is located within the borders of Marmara region of Turkey. The local people in Istanbul are called “Yeditepe (Seven Hill)“. This is because the city has seven hills. These peaks are known as “Topkapi Palace, Cemberlitas, Beyazıt, Fatih, Edirnekapı, Kocamustafapaşa“.
In the recent past, the time zone of Istanbul Turkey has changed about a year ago. Istanbul Turkey’s new time zone has been UTC + 3 like Russia instead of UTC + 2. On September 8, 2016, this law was passed. With this decision Istanbul Turkey emerged from Eastern European time zone.
Istanbul has become the capital of two great empires of history in its long history. Istanbul Turkey’s first known name was “Byzantion“. This name was given to the name of the Mengeli king. When the Roman Empire built its capital Istanbul (Constantinople), the country was divided into East Rome and Western Rome. The eastern Roman emperor who did this was Constantine 1. In fact, Istanbul was first given the name “Nova Roma (New Rome), but after the death of the impetus, the name changed to Constantinople.”
Istanbul later became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Like Hagia Sophia from the Byzantine period, it has left many unique works in the Ottoman Empire. There are places such as “Blue mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Istanbul University, Sultanahmet, Suleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Ciragan Palace” among the works left from the Ottoman Empire. The city is also the most popular settlement center of the country today, as well as in the Ottoman period. Istanbul It is estimated that today Turkey’s population is close to eighteen million.
Istanbul is a beautiful and rare city. When you come to Turkey we recommend you to spend at least three days to visit Istanbul. As a unique feature, the city is very beautiful every period of the year. It is impossible to find a Hagia Sophia under the snow in another part of the world. Istanbul There are many places to visit in Istanbul Turkey. Traveling on the European side and the entire Anatolian side can leave unforgettable memories, but it will be long. If you want to be in the city alone, you can easily walk in cadences. However, you may need to stay away from some suburbs. Unfortunately, there are dangerous suburbs in the city, just like “Harlem” in America. Within these dangerous areas, there are suburbs such as “Esenler, Bağcılar, Kasımpaşa“.
Istanbul is located in the Marmara region of Turkey. It shows the characteristics of temperate climate. If you come for travel in summer this summer you can wear quite comfortable clothes. The average temperature in summer ranges from 29 to 30 degrees. In winter, it can not be said that the weather is too cold. During the spring season, the weather can often be rainy. The city offers different beauties for visitors every season. Especially those who want to take photos can take memorable memories to them. One side of the city is Üsküdar and the other side is the scenery of İstiklal Street covered with snow. When snow falls in the winter, it is possible to encounter Christmas landscapes like Europe’s famous cities. In winter the temperature does not fall below the minus rating. Istanbul has different places to visit in different seasons. An incredible work like Hagia Sophia can be seen in every season of the year. There are also different tastes you can eat in the city during summer and winter. In the summer you can buy organic ice cream from joker sellers. You can eat wonderfully chestnut chestnuts in winter.
Transportation in Istanbul
There are many flights from Istanbul to the world. The vast majority of passengers prefer Turkish Airlines to come to this city. Turkish airlines are one of the best airline companies in Europe and the world who have received positive comments from many people all over the world. For this reason he has received many awards. Today there are two airports in Istanbul. Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen airport. In addition, the third airport will be opened in the coming years. The third airport will be established in the Arnavutköy region.
You can rent a car for transport in the city. There are special services for car hire in Istanbul. For more detailed information, please contact us at maiil. You can travel by taxi. Public transport is also open for public use. For those who come to Istanbul for the first time, we recommend you to use the tram line which provides transportation between Bagcilar and Kabatas. This tram line passes through the most valuable historical sites of the old Istanbul peninsula. By using this tram line you can easily get to the great points of the city such as “Süleymaniye, Hagia Sophia, Blue mosque, basilica cistern, Sulthmet square“. Unfortunately the use of taxis is not very cheap in the city. For this reason, you can follow our site and learn the low points of Istanbul that you can explore on foot.
Places to Visit in Istanbul
As we have already mentioned, Istanbul Turkey has hosted quite a number of civilizations throughout history. For this reason, the list of places to visit in Istanbul is quite long. We will show you places to visit in a very short time. However, you will find much more information in the detailed Istanbul guide which we will publish later.
Haghia Sophia Museum: When it comes to places to visit in Istanbul, my mind is one of the first to come. It is very important in terms of world architecture. This work of art has attracted the attention of thousands of people both at the time of its creation and today. Hagia Sophia is particularly important among the public. For time, it was used as a place of worship for different religions. For more information, you can search the search section of our site by writing Hagia Sophia.
Galata Tower: It is a historical building that has become the symbol of Istanbul in the whole world. The view of the city over Galata tower is depicted incredibly. It hosts thousands of visitors every year.
The Istanbul Archeology Museum is one of the first stops on the list of places to visit in Istanbul. In this museum you can see the works of art that you can not see in any place other than Roman period, antique period, ancient civilizations. You can learn detailed information from our site.
Blue Mosque: The most striking architectural work of the Ottoman period. Inside it was decorated with very elegant designs and used luxurious materials.
Suleymaniye Mosque: It is a very valuable architectural work built by Süleyman the Magnificent. It is located right next to the back entrance of Istanbul University.
Topkapi Palace: It is the palace of the Ottoman dynasty. In this palace you can see many places like harem, state administration, treasure room.
Dolmabahçe Palace: It was built by Sultan Abdülmecid and used after Topkapı Palace.
Basilica Cistern: I think it is definitely one of the places you should see. If you like mysterious stories, you should listen to stories about this place.
There are many more places to visit in Istanbul. We will write about these works in our detailed Istanbul guide. However, we are closing this section to mention other features of the city. In addition, you can learn about Istanbul and Turkey‘s destinations in detail by visiting our site.
Turkish Cuisine in Istanbul
You can taste the best tastes of Turkish cuisine in the city. In many areas of the city there are restaurants that serve turkish cuisine. You can easily find traditional tastes from the Ottoman period. You can find dishes like döner, kebab in many places. Depending on your preference in the city, there are luxury restaurants and cheap restaurants.
Istanbul Accommodation (Where to Stay?)
Since Istanbul is one of the most visited cities in the world, there are many hotels. You can stay in luxurious hotels that are recognized all over the world. Yada is cheap but you can choose hotels that provide quality service. To stay close to the city center in Istanbul, you can choose hotels such as “Castle Hostel, Cardial House, Piya Hostel“. For accommodation in Istanbul, you can evaluate accommodation points like “Acedemia House, Ex Istanbul House, Castel Hostel“.