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Historically, Istanbul has acted as the meeting place of eastern and western culture and the sight of countless power struggles throughout history, and today remains as one of the world’s greatest cultural landmarks. Straddling the Bosphorus strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea, the city formerly known as Constantinople and Byzantium still stands as the metaphorical bridge between Europe and Asia. Witness the transformation of history in Sultanahmet Square within the Old City district, where two of the world's most impressive buildings -- the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque -- dominate the landscape with their minarets piercing the skyline. The nearby Topkapı Palace exudes the grandeur of its previous residents, the Ottoman sultans. Shop at over 4,000 stalls and through 550 years of history in the Grand Bazaar. Scrub away a year's worth of grit at a hamam, the Turkish bathhouses known for turning out hordes of extremely clean and relaxed patrons. Istanbul's ... read more
restaurants are legendary, but you hardly need go inside; street food (döner kabobs) is deliciously stationed everywhere. New stylish hotels in the Old City have laid a new layer of hip sophistication to this impossibly old city.

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