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WEEKEND IN ISTANBUL

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Weekend..For most of us , probably the best 2 days of week.Think about the idea of letting the stress of whole week behind.Even the idea makes us relax ,breathe so deeply ,enjoy our days and create excellent chance to discover new places . What about collobrating these 2 invaluable days with one of most magnificent city of the world..Istanbul

THINGS TO DO IN ISTANBUL AT WEEKEND

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Istanbul is located in between both Asia and Europe content.Thanks to this feature you can have the best and the unique experiences in here.Let’s start what kind of things to do in Istanbul.

Of course a perfect day starts with a perfect Turkish breakfast.Turkish cusine is famous for its specical breakfasts which includes various kinds of olives , cheese ,egg , menemen , kuymak etc. Mmm feel hungry ? Don’t worry georgous Istanbul allows you to meet these delicious breakfast with a perfect view of Bosphorus at best places like Saade Kahvaltı .

Fasten your seatbelt, we are discovering Istanbul

After having one of the most unforgettable breakfast of your life, be ready to have the funniest and the best day of your life.First stop of most tourists in Istanbul is Hagia Sophia.Hagia Sophia is the first place which is associated with Constantinople which means that this place creates you a great chance to smeel the history from so close.

Second step is of course Blue Mosque also called Sultanahmet Mosque is one of the masterpiece of Ottoman Empire an done of the most important symbols of Istanbul.It is for sure that when you see it fort he first time , it will have an effect on your soul.

Our third stop is Basilica Cistern.It is located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia.This huge cistern built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian 1 and called as Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish.When you enter basilica cistern you will experience a feeling you have never had before .One of the most popular attraction point of Basilica Cistern is Medusa Head inside of it.

Next station allows us to see the former residence of Ottoman Sultans who has managed the Ottoman Empire for more than 600 years. This intriguing place is Topkapı Palace.

To give a break for smelling history of Istanbul , joining the crowd of Grand Bazaar ,which is one of the largest and covered bazaars in the world ,could be the best alternative to shop and experience integrated traditional tastes of Turkish and Ottoman culture.

Are you tired ? If so, not only meeting with this delicious tastes of integrated culture but also it is time to try it ! Istanbul’s one of the best district of Beyoğlu is willing to invite you to have both integration of traditional and modern dinner and also waiting for you to visit .

What to do in Istanbul next then ?Istanbul still have so many beautiful views , palaces and places which waites you to visit them.Next station is Dolmabahçe Palace. Dolmabahçe Palace built in 19th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world.It was administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. Dolmabahçe Palace is hosting great antique colloections , furnitures and the luster which is 4.5 tons the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.The best place to watch the Bosphorus and sunset with the broaden panoramic view.

Best of Istanbul without doubt is Bosphorus which embraces both Europe and Asia content.The beauty of Bosphorus is hard to explain . Like it said before , hard to explain you need to live it. Istanbul allows you to enjoy this view in so many different ways.You can reserve a seat in restaurants or join Bosphorus dinner & Show crusine .

The shining nights of Istanbul

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After enjoying the city of Istanbul , in order to relax and leave everything behind Istanbul offers you best alternatives as well.The colorful and energetic nights of Istanbul is waiting for you to join and have new friends.Imagine you take a sip of your drink and shaking your head simultaneously with the rhythm of the music playing at background, meeting up your friends, moreover building up new relationships..At that point ,Pub Crawl Istanbul is comes up to make your dreams come true.

Do you believe in love ? If so, Istanbul offers you and your partner to have an extraordinary alternative to live together.When we say love,romanticism and Istanbul of course Galata Tower comes to our minds.One belief says “the one who you climb up to the Galata tower is your soulmate , in other word he or she is the one”. You can reach the Galata tower after a short walk in Istiklal Street where you can hear the sound of the city , smeel the scent of the city and see the soul of city.

In spite of the fact that Istiklal Street is something different than the other streets.The reason of this difference is the Street has been pedestrianized since 1998 and for over 150 years the Street has been associated with the nightlife of the city just because Street is hosting so many clubs and bars.Moreover , in the day time you can see so many historic embassy buildings, fancy hotels,apartment buildings , restaurants, theatres and shops.

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