12 Must-Do Experiences in Istanbul
Making the most of your trip to Istanbul means indulging in all the city's must-see, must-taste, and must-do experiences. Soap up at the best hammams in the city, be enchanted by a Sufi whirling dervish show, relax on an affordable Bosphorus cruise, and more. Istanbul is the city where east meets west, full of color, life, and flavor to you to explore.

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Mosque At Dusk

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Istanbul was first known as Byzantium . The name of Constantinople came from the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great who rebuilt the city on seven hills, to match the famous seven hills of Rome. The name finally changed to Istanbul in 1930 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk proclaimed the Republic. To ensure the usage of the new name, Turkish authorities resent all mail and packages that were sent to a previous city name.

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