Istanbul

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Istanbul Travel Information

Considered to be the place where East meets West , Istanbul straddles two continents and offers a fascinating blend of Asia and Europe. Over the centuries, civilizations have left their mark and can be seen today in the city’s fascinating mix of architectural styles.

The 17th Century Blue Mosque gets its name from the 20,000 blue ceramic tiles which adorn it. The Saint Sophia Museum is claimed to be the world’s finest example of Byzantine architecture and is a major attraction in the city.

Make sure that you don’t miss the chance to soak up the atmosphere of the busy Grand Bazaar and treat your senses to the aroma of mixed spices at the Spice Market.