Weekend in Istanbul, between the two parts of the world in 48 hours


Istanbul attracts millions of tourists from around the world because of its originality and diversity. Sounds, smells, colors of Istanbul – all this fascinates from the first minutes of your stay in the city.

You can even spend the entire vacation, enjoying fantastic views of the Bosphorus, choosing another one trinket at the Grand Bazaar, feeding gulls with simit and stroking cats, which are everywhere. But in order to really fall in love with Istanbul, we can not ignore its attractions, which are no less breathtaking than the famous Rome or Paris.

You are lucky if you have to spend at least a week in Istanbul, because you will see many historical beautiful sights that will impress you for years to come. But what if the tickets are bought only for the weekend in Istanbul and you want to “go further than the wall” and look at all of the places of interest, and also find some time for shopping?

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The most striking sights of Istanbul. Istanbul Versailles


After touring the main attractions of Istanbul, I advise to go to the embankment Kabatas where one more legend of the Ottoman Empire is waiting for – white Dolmabahce Palace or Istanbul Versailles.

This is a real Versailles in the heart of Istanbul! Dolmabahce different from the medieval architecture of the Sultan Topkapi Palace, which you probably already saw. It was built in neo-baroque to the surprise and envy of the Europeans XVIII century. Dolmabahce Palace – one of the most striking sights of Istanbul. The lovely view of the Palace can be admired from the shore and from the Bosphorus Strait.

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Weather in Istanbul. In what season it is best to visit the city


Weather never affects mood and stay in Istanbul. Tested! However, each of the season in this city has its own characteristics, the knowledge of which will help to choose the best time to travel.

The romantics should pay their attention on April, because in this month in Istanbul hosts the annual Tulip Festival. The spectacle will amaze even the most experienced traveler – blooming and fragrant streets, parks, highways and ordinary backyard! Millions of tulips of different varieties bloom in the first days of April, delighting residents and tourists an incredible kaleidoscope of colors and smells.

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Vintage shops in Istanbul


If you are a mega-fan of antiques, or just crazy about all sorts of vintage stuff there are a huge number of shops in Istanbul, where you will feel just in seventh heaven. Moreover, how could it be otherwise in such a wonderful city, with an incredibly complex and interesting history, a town located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, many cultures has left their mark on the city.

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Top 10 best shopping centers in Istanbul. Part 1


The capital of Turkey is well known not only for its attractions, but for also shopping. It is located in Istanbul Grand Bazar world’s largest indoor market. But today we want to tell you is not about it, submit to your attention the information on the best shopping malls of this amazing, huge city. So, in this article we presetn Top 10 best shopping centers in Istanbul

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