With a rich history, Istanbul is a national center for art and culture. The International Arts Festival, which takes place every June, attracts tourists from all over the world.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, the economic, historical and cultural center of the country. The city at the junction of Europe and Asia with the architecture of the times of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, is one of the most populated cities in the world with over 15 million people.
Museum in a Byzantine church and mosaics. The world famous monument of Byzantine architecture, a symbol of the "golden age" of Byzantium. The official name for today is the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, located in the historical center of modern Istanbul, Sultanahmet district.
The first mosque in Istanbul. There are six minarets: four, as usual, on the sides, and two slightly less high ones on the outer corners. It is considered an outstanding example of Islamic and world architecture. The mosque is located on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, in the historical center of Istanbul in the Sultanahmet area, opposite Hagia Sophia.
The main palace of the Ottoman Empire until the middle of the 19th century. Located in the historical center of Istanbul, at Cape Sarayburnu, at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn into the Sea of Marmara. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the palace was turned into a museum - one of the largest in size in the world.
one of the largest covered markets in the world. More than 4,000 shops are located on 66 streets of the bazaar. More than half a million visitors and tourists visit it every day. The Grand Bazaar is located in the old part of Istanbul and covers 30,700 m².
one of the largest and best preserved ancient underground reservoirs of Constantinople, which has some resemblance to the palace complex. Located in the historical center of Istanbul in the Sultanahmet area opposite the Hagia Sophia.
The tower is one of the symbols of the city. Located in the European part of Istanbul on a high hill in the Galata district. It can be seen from almost all points of the central part of the city. The height of the tower is 67 meters, diameter - 9 meters, height above sea level - 140 meters.
Museum in the palace of the Ottoman sultans on the European side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul on the border of Besiktas and Kabatas districts. It was built in 1842-1853 for Sultan Abdul-Majid I, who became weighed down by the medieval Topkapi palace complex and wanted to have a baroque palace that could compete in sophistication with European residences of the 18th century.
the strait between Europe and Asia Minor, connecting the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea. It is the narrowest intercontinental strait in the world. Paired with the Dardanelles, it connects the Black Sea with the Aegean, which is part of the Mediterranean. The largest Turkish city, Istanbul, is located on both sides of the strait.
Istanbul's second largest and first largest mosque, accommodating more than 5,000 worshipers. The mosque is located in the old part of the city, in the Vefa area. The mosque was built by the order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent by the architect Sinan in 1550-1557.
very active and offers a variety of entertainment and if you plan to walk around the city, the most famous tourist destinations are recommended for a must visit: Defense Wall, Leander Tower, Aviation Museum - Havacilik Müzesi, Turkuazoo - Aquarium, Bosphorus Strait, Gulhane Park, Ciragan Palace, Gulhane Museum , Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden Tower, Anadoluhisar Fortress and, of course, any mosque. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the Istanbul bazaars, where you can, in oriental traditions, bargain to the last.
These two important airports operate airlines that offer the ability to travel to any corner of the world. The easiest way to purchase tickets to (from) Istanbul (a) is to use the online booking and purchase of airline tickets of the AVIA.MD project. Payment is also carried out remotely, without the need to visit the office.
If you have to, or wish to stay in Istanbul, AVIA.MD HOTELS provides an opportunity to search and book a hotel room.
The city has many transport networks, so you can use trams, metro lines, buses and ferries.