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Welcome to Istanbeautiful, your practical city guide to Istanbul, Turkey…
Find things to do in Istanbul, days out, attractions and sightseeing in Istanbul, what’s on, Istanbul festivals and events, tours, restaurants and hotels in Istanbul. Plan your trip to Istanbul with useful traveler information.
Augusta, Antonina, Nova Roma, Byzantion, Byzantium, Constantinople and finally Istanbul… These exciting names reminds the mysterious and enchanting past of the city. Istanbul can be considered as the combination of the old and modern city, as well as Islamic and Mediterranean mixture of cultures in a captivating atmosphere. There are only few cities in the world that can be so delightful to experience and enjoy as Istanbul.
Istanbul offers an unforgettable experience for its travelers, with its colorful daily city life and dynamic nightlife. The beautiful silhouette of the city combines historical sites and monuments such as Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, Ottoman palaces from the Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish periods. And the skyline covers monumental minarets with skyscrapers and plazas. And especially the Historical Peninsula and the Bosphorus will make you deeply fall in love with the city…
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See more of Istanbul with our guides to Istanbul’s popular districts, neighborhoods and areas. Experience and explore Istanbul just like a local, with hidden gems, favorite haunts, and top tips from our expert local guides.
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Are you visiting Istanbul for the first time? You can find out all the top tips and recommendations to arrange your first trip to Istanbul easy, good planned, fun and safe. You can read our guides here for Istanbul’s top attractions, sights, travel tips, and more things to do.
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Visa Information for Istanbul, Turkey – Get your Turkish E-Visa Online
U.S. and European citizens need a valid passport to travel to Bodrum and all Turkey cities and stay up to 90 days with a tourist visa. Turkey has launched an Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and with the e-Visa system, travellers are allowed to easily obtain their e-Visas for Turkey online. | Tourist & Travel Help-Service for the turkish eVisa: www.evisa-turkey.biz.tr
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Planning your Istanbul trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Istanbul such as attractions, sights, festivals and events, key traveller information to make your Istanbul visit run smoothly, you’ll find everything you need for your Istanbul travel on istanbeautiful.com. Our what’s on Istanbul guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Istanbul – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Istanbul by checking out tickets and offers on our website. Make sure to discover Istanbul’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. Discover the best day trips from Istanbul or try one of the best Istanbul tours. If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Istanbul with kids. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Istanbul or planning a longer holiday in Istanbul, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need.