The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey

You can buy traditional souvenirs from one of the oldest closed markets in the world at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Boncuk Meyhane  is located at the famous and popular Nevizade Sokak, which is just off the Istiklal Caddesi. Nevizade Sokak is one of the best places in the world for a boisterous evening meal and people-watching. Boncuk is a great choice on this street. Stick to the fish and seafood here; it's outstanding, whereas other menu items were fairly ordinary.

Boncuk Meyhane is located at the famous and popular Nevizade Sokak, which is just off the Istiklal Caddesi. Nevizade Sokak is one of the best places in the world for a boisterous evening meal and people-watching. Boncuk is a great choice on this street.

The Topkapi Palace on Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point with a ferry and the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.

The Topkapi -İstanbul Palace on Sarayburnu or Seraglio Point with a ferry and the banks of the Golden Horn in the foreground, Istanbul Turkey.

Balat, Istanbul Once Istanbul’s old Jewish quarter, Balat has attracted a more diverse range of residents over time. Yet the architecture takes you back to a lost era; it’s easy to spend a few hours wandering, preferably with camera in hand, to capture the dilapidated yellow and pink buildings adorned by billowing red or green curtains, all sparkling against the cerulean sky.

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

wandering, preferably with camera in hand, to capture the dilapidated yellow and pink buildings adorned by billowing red or green curtains, all sparkling against the cerulean sky.

The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, (Dikilitas) a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman Emperor Theodosius offering a laurel wreath to the victor from the Kathisma. Istanbul Turkey #istanbul #turkey

The base of the Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III, (Dikilitas) a centre piece of the Roman Hippadrome, showing Roman Emperor Theodosius offering a laurel wreath to the victor from the Kathisma.

Sultanahmet park, blue Mosque, from Sultanahmet park, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul is the largest city in the Middle East and contains nearly active mosques. This is a list of three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.

There is a wonderful beauty end of the road

The Galata Tower called Christea Turris by the Genoese is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn.

Autumn at Topkapı Palace, #Istanbul

Visiting Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

Topkapı Palace, Istanbul was the centre of the Ottoman empire. A place of politics & intrigue, read our guide to the Palace before visiting.

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