Straddling two continents across the Bosphorus River, the fascinating city of Istanbul is a culture clash of East and West. With elegant mosques, historic churches and exquisite palaces, Istanbul is a city which provides sensory overload in a multi-cultural setting. Bargain hunters will enjoy haggling for goods at the Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Spice Bazaar, whilst soaking in the atmosphere of this unique city in its labyrinth of narrow streets. A boat-trip on the Bosphorus is also a fascinating way to explore the city’s architecture and see two continents at the same time. In addition to its historic roots, Istanbul also offers a vibrant art scene and a host of restaurants and nightclubs which showcase its cosmopolitan nature where the traditional and the modern sit side by side.
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When to Visit
Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.