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favorite places of a dedicated 'istanbulite' showing you what the city has to offer
One of the most peaceful places in the city! This beautiful mosque is surrounded by high quality,16th century Iznik tiles.

One of the most peaceful places in the city! This beautiful mosque is surrounded by high quality,16th century Iznik tiles.

Very interesting and rich private museum of Rahmi Koc! One of the must visits that is generally overlooked!

Very interesting and rich private museum of Rahmi Koc! One of the must visits that is generally overlooked!

The beautiful Süleymaniye Mosque sits on the hill top overlooking the Golden Horn. The pearl of architect Sinan in Istanbul!

The beautiful Süleymaniye Mosque sits on the hill top overlooking the Golden Horn. The pearl of architect Sinan in Istanbul!

Amazing view of the historical peninsula and the Golden Horn from this historical tower, built by the Genoese. The neighborhood around the tower is just as exciting!

Amazing view of the historical peninsula and the Golden Horn from this historical tower, built by the Genoese. The neighborhood around the tower is just as exciting!

One of the most peaceful spots in the city is the garden of this rich museum! From Roman statues, to Sidon sarcophagi and Iznik tiles, this is a very rich museum in which you can spend 4-5 hours to discover.

One of the most peaceful spots in the city is the garden of this rich museum! From Roman statues, to Sidon sarcophagi and Iznik tiles, this is a very rich museum in which you can spend 4-5 hours to discover.

This is where it all happens.. Cafe's, bars, restaurants, night clubs, shopping.. You are looking at the nostalgic tram in the picture.

This is where it all happens.. Cafe's, bars, restaurants, night clubs, shopping.. You are looking at the nostalgic tram in the picture.

'Shop till you drop' is the perfect description for this bazaar that is a favorite of all locals where one can spend a whole day!

'Shop till you drop' is the perfect description for this bazaar that is a favorite of all locals where one can spend a whole day!

Istanbul Modern is the first private museum of the city, displaying modern art

Istanbul Modern is the first private museum of the city, displaying modern art

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