- City information Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in Turkey and Europe and was the capital
of various empires throughout history.
With approximately 11 million
people the city ranks sixth among the world’s most crowded cities. As regards
annual production, Istanbul ranks thirtyfourth worldwide with 133 million
dollars and is thus the financial and cultural center of Turkey. Istanbul is a
unique city featuring two metropolises both in Asia and Europe.
is a popular tourist city featuring numerous monuments and, of course, the
Bosphorus. The largest share among tourists belongs to the Germans, followed by
the Russians, Americans, Italians and French. In 2011 , just under 9 million
tourists visited the city.
of Istanbul’s location between the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea, the city has
a moderate climate.
City Walls, Dolmabahçe
Palace, Golden Horn, Beylerbeyi Palace, Topkapı Palace, Yıldız Palace, Çırağan
Palace, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, Sultanahmet Square, Beyazıt Square,
Kapalıçarşı Grand Bazar.
Restaurants & Cafés
Istanbul has a
huge variety of different and excellent cuisines. The city’s most famous pubs,
bars, and restaurants are located around Istiklal Avenue. Istiklal Avenue
(Taksim area) is the hot spot of the European side of Istanbul. It is the place
where young and old come together, where one finds restaurants and
Istanbul provides many famous and very delicious fish restaurants. The
most popular ones can be found along the Bosporus River and at the south side of
Istanbul becomes more important
cultural city day by day. The city selected as European Capital of Culture in
Known as “Historical Peninsula” region it has numerous of theatres,
cinemas, art galleries, and museums.