Dan Brown’s latest novel, ‘Inferno,’ has topped bestsellers lists everywhere since publication in May 2013 and, as many are now aware, is partially set in Istanbul. Readers are invited to follow the protagonist, Harvard professor Robert Langdon on an exhilarating romp through the art history of Florence and Venice before tracing the clues to Istanbul, […]

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When we say Istanbul, the first thing comes to our mind is eating – drinking culture, recipes, cooking methods and tools, table manners. Istanbul cuisine is mix of different cuisines and it is the capital cuisine of Ottoman. Istanbul cuisine is not particular just for Istanbul, it’s also a cosmopolitan cuisine as Istanbul’s social structure […]

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The district of Üsküdar is one of Istanbul’s oldest-established residential areas. Looking down the Golden Horn to where it joins the Bosphorus and flows into the Marmara we see the fabled Maiden’s Tower, the little islet watchtower which stands at the confluence of the city’s garland of waters. Beyond, on the Asian shore, the after […]

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He is one of the greatest masters of architecture in the World history. He is very well known with classical Ottoman architectural style during the times of Sultans:”Kanuni Suleyman, Selim II, Murad III”. After working as a Janissary for 17 years, he was appointed as chief architect at 1538 until he died. Sinan shaped the […]

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Meet with your guide at Beyazıt Square, where we can admire İstanbul University’s mighty gates and the imperial Bayezid Mosque. After strolling through the Old Book Bazaar (Sahaflar Çarşısı) we penetrate the Grand Bazaar, the famous historical shopping center holding nearly 4000 shops and its labyrinth alleys.  Leaving the bazaar from the Gate of the […]

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