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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul

5 Star Hotel

Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler

5 Star Hotel

Do you know these about Istanbul?

Do you know these about Istanbul?
Istanbul is the only city in the world that is built on two continents. Years ago, Istanbul was only located in the European side and only in the 20th century, Istanbul expanded and occupied two continents.


- In 1502, Istanbul was the most crowded city in the world and stayed like this until 1840 (when London took over the title).

- Istanbul was the capital city of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. However, when Republic of Turkey was formed in 1923, Ataturk moved the capital city to Ankara to save it from foreign attacks.

- Kapalicarsi or Grand Bazaar or the Covered Bazaar is the first shopping center in the world. It is still the largest historical covered bazaar with more than 4,000 shops.

- Ottoman Empire used toilets and washing facilities long before any other nation. When even palaces in Europe did not have one single toilet, Ottoman Empire had more than 1,000 public toilets.


- The diggings for Marmaray Tunnel revealed many Neolithic artifacts, which is why the completion date for the tunnel was delayed. As the artifacts are dating back to the 7th century BC, when the Bosphorus did not even start to flow.

- The final stop of the famous Orient Express was Sirkeci Train Station between the years 1883 and 1977. It is known that Agatha Cristie wrote her novel Murder on the Orient Express during her trip on Orient Express and her stay at the Pera Palas Hotel in 1920s.

- Istanbul was a major destination for the Art Nouveau movement between the 19th and the 20th century. Istiklal street and the surrounding area has many Art Nouveau style buildings from this period.

- The statue of four horses that are currently being displayed at the San Marco’s Cathedral in Venice were stolen from the Hippodrome in 13th century during the 4th crusade.

- The majority of the famous buildings are designed by the architect Mimar Sinan who was the teacher of the architect that designed Taj Mahal in India.

Istanbul Photos

Beyoglu Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar or The Covered Bazaar

Fatih Mosque

Burgazada Island Istanbul

Cihangir Istanbul

Levent Istanbul

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Turkish Food Recipes

Borek with Beef - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Crispy Borek with Spinach - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Aubergines Stuffed With Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Catal - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Rice with Anchovies - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Turkish Walnut Cookies in Syrup - Other Desserts

Dessert

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