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Famously sitting on two continents, Istanbul is one of the world’s most visited cities. Its allure comes from a unique combination of history and tradition with the excitement of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. This mix of classic and new characterize the highlights here, as well as Turkish Airlines. Flying to Istanbul from nine cities in North America—including its newest addition, Miami—Turkish Airlines will bring you to this legendary city in timeless style.
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Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Hamam Sk. No:1, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Enjoying a hammam experience while traveling in Istanbul was at the top of my list, but it was hard to choose where to soak! After all, the ritual of Turkish bathing wasn't one I was willing to just "leap" into; after stripping down to their bare...
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The 63-room Vault Karakoy, House Hotel, which opened last year, is the fourth property in the House Hotel Collection. The Vault is located in a former bank, the stately Credit General Ottoman building which dates from 1863. The neo-Renaissance...
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Designer Rifat Özbek, who moved from Turkey to London in the 1970s, became famous a decade later with his daring, ethnically inspired fashions for women. His newest venture, a collaboration with fellow designer Erdal Karaman in one of Istanbul’s...
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Common wisdom is that old Istanbul is lacking in truly great restaurants and you should head to Beyoglu after your visit to the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque. Nar Lokanta, however, which is just a short walk from the 18th-century Nuruosmaniye...
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Kuruçeşme, Kuruçeşme Mahallesi, Serdivan/Sakarya, Turkey
Turkish delight, or lokum as it is called in Turkish, has a long history as a treat, dating back to at least the end of the eighteenth century and once a prized gift among the nobles of Europe. Turkish delight may have declined in popularity (at...