Ekin Akarçay's Blog Posts | Tripster

The 10 Best Istanbul Landmarks

Istanbul is a rich city in history and culture. Great empires rose and fell here, leaving behind many historical treasures in Istanbul, each representing a different culture. UNESCO recognized most of these landmarks as World Heritage Sites. Hagia Sophia, formerly known as the Byzantine church, was built between 532 – 537. Its large dome structure gives it an attractive and imposing appearance from the outside. The interior architecture provides a unique and exciting visual feast at certain hours of the day due to the sunlight's angles.

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Best Museums in Istanbul Which You Must Visit

The name may look familiar as Madame Tussauds has a branch in every metropolitan area you can imagine. This superb attraction is a real crowd-puller due to its incredibly lifelike wax celebrities! It took its place among the best museums in Istanbul in 2020. Located in Taksim, it’s split into different sections; famous singers, athletes, actors/actresses, and scientists.

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Best Turkish Baths in Istanbul

When life in Turkey was mainly nomadic, people were cleaning themselves on the water’s edge or in the puddles of warm water. After established culture began, societies built structures for bathing on the water’s edges to respect individuals and social hierarchy and also to protect the privacy. The first conception of the hammam was found in Sind in western Pakistan in 2500 BC with the construction of hot and cold water channels. The excavations in Mesopotamia also revealed structures that are believed to be Assyrian hammams. During the Ottoman Empire, one hammam was built for each mosque.

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Istanbul UEFA Champions League Final 2020 | Where to Stay, What to Do and More

RECENT UPDATE: The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League final game has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, UEFA announced. The final of Europe's elite club competition had been scheduled for May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. The UEFA statement said "No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates." Even we don’t know the rearranged dates of the final game yet, here are a few tips for UEFA Champions League Final 2020:

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The Best Restaurants in Istanbul

In Istanbul, you can find something to eat on almost every corner. So, how do you find the best restaurants serving the best food in each region? Easy; you check out this list of the best restaurants in Istanbul for 2020. Leb-i Derya means “seaside” in persian, it refers to its unique location which makes it one of the best restaurants in Istanbul. Istanbul is a place where the sea passes tenderly by caressing the mystical land and its magical history.

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Best Viewpoints in Istanbul

The poets weren’t wrong when they described Istanbul as a ‘bejeweled woman’. In fact, Istanbul is so much more; it might be more appropriate to call it ‘a woman bejeweled with a thousand treasures’. Because here, you can have whatever your heart desires. And whether that’s beautiful views of stunning landscapes or unrivaled cityscapes showing where east meets west, then this is the place for you. Here are the best Istanbul viewpoints in 2020 that you can enjoy.

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Best Cafes in Istanbul

Oh, our mighty coffee culture! The most perfect yet historical beauty of Istanbul – coffee – dates back to the 16th century. Turkish coffee has long been one of the most famous characteristics of our nation, but since 2003 coffee chains have sprung up in Istanbul and become as popular as our coffee. Traditionally, coffee houses were places that soldiers, merchants and artists met to discuss and debate. Nowadays we all love a coffee and a chat. So we’ve put together a list of some of Istanbul’s best coffee houses.

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