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Istanbul has an unrivaled collection of world famous historic attractions, local tastes and traditions . We can tell you the stories behind the famous sites to bring them to life and show you the highlights of our museums and local arts putting it all in a historic and artistic context.

Here are the most visited attractions of Istanbul, along with some essential up to date information of them.  Traditional foods, desserts and local arts. These are also the inspiration for things to do and taste while visiting Istanbul.
Obelisk of Thutmose , Best Guided Istanbul Tours - Tematique Tours

Hippodrome of Constantinople

This was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultan Ahmet Square with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. Throughout the Byzantine period, the Hippodrome was the centre...
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Best Guided Istanbul Tours - Tematique Tours

Best Baklava Confectioneries in Istanbul

Baklava (baqlawah) is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped walnuts or pistachio and sweetened with syrup or honey.
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Enjoy Top Sites of Istanbul with best guided Istanbul tours

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace was the seat of Ottoman Empire more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and now one of Turkey’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls....
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Visit Istanbul Archaeology Museum with Best Guided Istanbul Tours - Tematique Tours

Istanbul Museum Pass

The Gates of History are wide open with the Museum Pass Istanbul
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Istanbul Travel Card

istanbulkart is a contactless smart card for fare payment on public transport in Istanbul. The Istanbulkart is valid for boarding buses, funiculars, subway, commuter trains, ferryboats and trams operated by the Metropolitan Municipality and private companies. Cash payment on these transport systems is not possible....
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Obelisk of Thutmose , Best Guided Istanbul Tours - Tematique Tours

Hippodrome of Constantinople

This was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultan Ahmet Square with a few fragments of the original structure surviving. Throughout the Byzantine period, the Hippodrome was the centre of the city’s social life. The surviving monuments of the...
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Best Guided Istanbul Tours - Tematique Tours

Best Baklava Confectioneries in Istanbul

Baklava (baqlawah) is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped walnuts or pistachio and sweetened with syrup or honey.
Read More
Enjoy Top Sites of Istanbul with best guided Istanbul tours

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace was the seat of Ottoman Empire more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and now one of Turkey’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls. Buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, apartments, bathhouses, harems, and...
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Visit Istanbul Archaeology Museum with Best Guided Istanbul Tours - Tematique Tours

Istanbul Museum Pass

The Gates of History are wide open with the Museum Pass Istanbul
Read More

Istanbul Travel Card

istanbulkart is a contactless smart card for fare payment on public transport in Istanbul. The Istanbulkart is valid for boarding buses, funiculars, subway, commuter trains, ferryboats and trams operated by the Metropolitan Municipality and private companies. Cash payment on these transport systems is not possible. Reduced fees are applicable for up to five transfers within...
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