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Fantastic Bosphorus view / minimalist studioLocated at the heart of Cihangir/Beyoglu (hip and trendy area in Istanbul full of cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries) this 30m2 flat with great view is 2 minutes walk to sea side & tramway, 10 minutes walk to Taksim city centre & subway. Designed with nordic style furnitures and objects, this bright apartment is very functional, clean, quiet and safe. Surrounded with big windows, it's like a terrace house. it accommodates 2 people, has fully equipped kitchenette+Smart TV+Free Wi-Fi + AC
taksim golden point_104Hi hotel is full safe and calm and five min away to taksim square and five min away to galata tower Hotel location is connected two main ways guest ever need, 1 minute walk to find all transportation type, Taxis, buses and it’s away about 3 minutes to metro gates, other way is to all guests ever wanted for entertainment, restaurants, bars and all kind of shopping stores, further to İstiklal street which is main millions of tourist’s destination.
Studio APT w/ Balcony - 1 Min Walk to Istiklal StrCOVID-19 Update: We are taking every precaution to deeply clean and sanitize the apartment prior to your arrival. Location, Location, Location! Just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, Şişhane Metro Station, Museum of Illusions, plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. Galata Tower is 6 min walk away. There is a bar located on the 1st floor. The apartment is on the 3th floor and there is no elevator. Please note that we can arrange help to carry your suitcase if you request in advance.
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No other city in the world can boast that it stands across two continents. With its fascinating blend of Ottoman and Byzantine heritage, Istanbul offers a breathtaking array of cultural delights. The city is split from north to south by the aquamarine waters of the Bosphorus channel, with Europe on one side and Asia on the other.
The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the unmistakable Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque, the towering 6th-century Hagia Sophia, and the magnificent Topkapi Palace all just a short walk apart. Glistening domes and slender minarets pierce the skyline between modern architecture and the majestic waterside pavilions of the former Ottoman Empire. Sip fragrant tea whilst exploring the bustling bazaars, sample freshly caught fried fish or delicious mezze from street food stalls under the Galata Bridge, and enjoy the humming nightlife of the city’s restaurants, music venues, and rooftop bars.
A choice of international airports makes the city easily accessible, with New Istanbul (IST) on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) on the Asian side. Public transportation options are efficient and plentiful, including trains, buses, trams, and the underground Metro transit network. Take to the water for the quickest way across the city; ferries across the Bosphorus provide a practical and scenic way to travel. Shared minibuses are a fun way to meet locals and fellow travellers alike — the drivers place a sign in their window to indicate their destination. Taxis are inexpensive and easy to find, but at peak times beware of traffic congestion, particularly in the winding streets of the medieval centre, which many visitors prefer to explore on foot.
For a combination of pleasant weather and manageable crowds, March to May and September to November are superb times to visit. The city’s annual tulip festival takes place in April, when millions of colourful blooms fill every patch of open ground with a joyful display. The summer months often bring sticky temperatures and more visitors, but Bosphorus cruises and the city’s lush parks and gardens will be rewarding additions to any itinerary during this season. Music lovers should come in June and July, when the Istanbul Music and Jazz festivals schedule exhilarating performances.
The winter months are colder, with frequent rainy days and even some snowfall, but you get to experience the city without the high-season queues. Street vendors serve roasted chestnuts in paper cones, the city is beautifully decorated over the Christmas period, and December is rounded off with spectacular New Year displays of fireworks from the Bosphorus Bridge.
To see the city from a truly local perspective, visit the bustling Tahtakale District. Start at the ancient and labyrinthine Grand Bazaar, with its 4,000 vendors bartering treasures such as antiques, leather goods, and jewellery. Weave through narrow streets filled with smoky tea shops and vibrant textiles before reaching the Egyptian Spice Market, its stalls tantalisingly piled with Turkish delicacies.
One of the most historic parks in Istanbul, Gülhane used to be part of the Topkapi Palace grounds. Meaning “House of Roses” in Turkish, today the park is still bordered by the palace wall and sits next to some of the city’s best museums. It provides a tranquil refuge from the more crowded attractions nearby, and there are wonderful views of the Bosphorus, Sea of Marmara, and Princes’ Islands from the park’s north-eastern edge.
Take the M5 Metro line to the Asian side of the city and explore the top of one of its highest peaks. Tea gardens and coffee houses dot the forested landscape, which is also home to the vast and opulent Çamlıca Mosque. Turkey’s largest place of worship, this beautiful complex can house a remarkable 63,000 visitors.