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The release of the 2009 entrance fees for Istanbul’s tourist attractions by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism didn’t go unnoticed. Via emails and in forums people complain that doubling some of these fees is not done, and that the current entrance fees are exuberantly high. So I took a closer look at them […]

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In June 2008 the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry in cooperation with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) introduced the Museum Card (Müzekart) of Turkey. The holder of such a card (TL 20) has unlimited access to over 300 museums and ancient sites or ruins spread all over Turkey. Why the Introduction of the […]

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Istanbul is a huge city, consisting of no less than 27 districts. Each of these districts contain several towns – among which famous ones like Sultanahmet and Taksim. Luckily, finding your way around town as a tourist is not that difficult as long as you keep the big picture in mind. I therefore divided the […]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions just beyond Istanbul’s city center are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it: The Princes’ Islands Ağva Şile Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the sightseeing spot. With the arrows on the top […]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions in the modern part of Istanbul are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it: Dolmabahçe Palace Flower Passage Galata Tower Tunnel Taksim Square Istiklal Street Nevizade Street Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about […]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions in the historical part of Istanbul are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it: Topkapi Palace Harem Haghia Sophia Blue Mosque Süleymaniye Mosque Archaeology Museums Haghia Eirene Basilica Cistern Hippodrome Grand Bazaar Egyptian or Spice Bazaar Just click on the corresponding icon […]

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The map below gives an overview of the five main tourist areas in Istanbul: the historical part, or south of the Golden Horn the modern part, or north of the Golden Horn along the Bosphorus the Asian shore along the Golden Horn Just click on one of the five colored (red, blue, green, pink and […]

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Inaugurated on 17 January 1875, Istanbul’s Tunnel (Tünel) is the world’s shortest and third-oldest passenger terminal, after the underground systems of London and New York. This one-stop funicular climbs the steeply uphill for 500 meters from Karaköy to Tünel Square at the southern end of Istiklal Caddesi in the Beyoğlu district. Only recently, after five […]

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The Golden Horn (Haliç) is an inlet of the Bosphorus with two rivers draining into it at the far end. It is considered to be the world’s largest natural harbor and separates the European shore of Istanbul into two. The best places to observe the Golden Horn’s activity and grace are the Galata Bridge if […]

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Whether you want to find your way around town, do some sightseeing, indulge in a shopping spree or book accommodation in Istanbul, I’m sure you’ll find some useful words in this forth post of my Turkish Language for Tourists series. Accommodation air-conditioning klima balcony balkon bathroom banyo bed yatak breakfast kahvaltı dinner akşam yemeği double […]

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